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Discogod
08-18-2013, 09:47 AM
Finally got these 2 done...

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/TraagGranitor1.jpg

As tricky as these 2 were to make, they were also a lot of fun - and I learnt a few new tricks!

General Traag:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/TraagWIP1.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/GenTraagTR-1.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/GenTraagHead.jpg

Traag was made from a Marvel Legends Thing with movie Thing arms. The headsculpt was done from scratch, and the shoulders, crotch, hips and boots were all sculpted. The belt is leather, and his chest emblem is styrene.
Much of the stone texture I sculpted on the lower body was done with an engraving pen - a real timesaver, and easier than sculpting each individual stone!

Granitor:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/GranitorWIP1.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/Granitor1.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/Granitor3.jpg

Granitor was a much bigger challenge - he's almost fully sculpted, for a start. The body is a Spider-Man line Juggernaut - I was planning to use much the same recipe as Ray H. used for his awesome Granitor, but deviated quite a bit... The arms & legs are from a DCSH Darkseid. I was playing around with them, thinking they'd be suitable since they're cast in the right colour, and the shoulders were huge - enough for me to sculpt Granitor's protrusions, and keep most of the articulation. In a rare display of serendipity, the Darkseid parts fit into the Juggernaut torso & crotch perfectly, with no modding! I also built new elbow & wrist joints out of styrene to maximise the movement, as I was losing the bicep swivel & the original arms only had swivel wrists.

He's fully sculpted - I put a layer of putty down, roughly shaped it and let it cure. Then I went in with a variety of knives and carved the final shape. This gives a much more effective rocky look than if I'd just sculpted it, as I'm not great at that kind of stuff. Again, the belt is leather and his medal is styrene.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/TraagGranitor2.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/TraagGranitor3.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/NeonDiscogod/GenTraagBomb.jpg

The weapons are cobbled together from random guns with bits of styrene stuck on. I also gave Traag the weather grenade he used in his first appearance - it's only about 5mm in diameter and painting it was a HUGE pain in the arse...

Powder
08-18-2013, 10:03 AM
Oh my GOD. These are freakin' fabulous. Wow. Whoa. Yowza. If only we got Classics like these! Damn. I really would love having them on the shelf.

I Crave Pizza No More
08-18-2013, 10:11 AM
Pretty awesome work. If you put them on eBay, please be sure to let us know!

Seeks
08-18-2013, 10:13 AM
Wow, those are fab! They'd make a welcome addition in anybody's collection. Very good work! :D

Discogod
08-18-2013, 10:23 AM
Oh my GOD. These are freakin' fabulous. Wow. Whoa. Yowza. If only we got Classics like these! Damn. I really would love having them on the shelf.

Wow, those are fab! They'd make a welcome addition in anybody's collection. Very good work! :D

Thanks dudes! I tried to get them as close to the cartoon models as possible - I think Granitor was a little more successful in that respect...

Pretty awesome work. If you put them on eBay, please be sure to let us know!

Unfortunately these won't be going on ebay - they were commissioned by one of my Ninja Turtle-lovin' regulars!

VaughnMichael
08-18-2013, 10:29 AM
The best customs of these 2 buy far, great job!

Topsu
08-18-2013, 04:26 PM
Yep, these are awesome!

raven6859
08-18-2013, 04:29 PM
Amazing stuff, the technique you used for Granitor is very effective. Absolute perfect

gunstarheroblue
08-18-2013, 05:07 PM
freakin awesome work Discogod, the word "Epic" for these 2 customs would be an understatement. :)

TurtleManiac
08-18-2013, 05:44 PM
These both look fantastic! Definitely the best customs of General Traag and Granitor I've seen. The chiseled look on Granitor fits perfectly. Looks as though he lept right off the screen. And I like how General Traag is holdng the "TOTAL CHAOS" weather-maker. Would like to see how these 2 scale next to the TMNT classics. Awesome work!

Jester
08-18-2013, 05:55 PM
"THE NEUTRINOS HAVE ELUDED US!!!"


Awesome! Pure, unadulterated, awesome.

The weather maker is a nice touch.

Eiko
08-18-2013, 06:42 PM
Wow! really well done. :):)

Plasticplayhouse
08-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Excellent work. They look perfect.

kwalsh007
08-18-2013, 09:06 PM
Oh so fresh.

Shreddhead
08-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Holy cannoli! These look gorgeous, and as always I love the wip photos as well.

snake
08-18-2013, 10:15 PM
Nice Job! They look great!

NinjaMan
08-18-2013, 10:41 PM
These are perfect!

I Crave Pizza No More
08-18-2013, 11:17 PM
How long does it take you to make something like this? Do you use a cast of any sort? Just curious.

RomStom
08-19-2013, 02:31 AM
They both look fantastic! How much do your commissions generally cost?

Marksenad
08-19-2013, 03:08 AM
Im in awe, these are brilliant

Discogod
08-19-2013, 04:51 AM
Thanks for the feedback, guys!

How long does it take you to make something like this? Do you use a cast of any sort? Just curious.

Traag took around 15 hours over a week, Granitor about 30 hours over 2 weeks. Didn't mould & cast any parts for these - I thought about moulding the heads, but it's doubtful I'd have any use for them in the future...

TitanPictures
08-22-2013, 10:33 AM
Awesome work, looks indeed real close as in the cartoons.

Derrico13
08-22-2013, 04:54 PM
Absolutely awesome!

zelu1984
08-23-2013, 03:43 AM
Those look epic! Well done!

Coro
08-30-2013, 09:42 AM
There you go again blowing all other customs out of the water...

Refractive Reflections
09-04-2013, 03:05 AM
The texture and detail to the rocky surface "skin" is quite remarkable! :) They show that you put a lot of effort into it.

For me, the details in any work (a custom or fan art piece), is what brings it to life. The texture of the rocky surface, the weather grenade, the intricacies with the weapons all come together to give a powerful impression that these are: Rock Soldiers.

Great stuff! :)

Discogod
09-04-2013, 05:31 AM
The texture and detail to the rocky surface "skin" is quite remarkable! :) They show that you put a lot of effort into it.

For me, the details in any work (a custom or fan art piece), is what brings it to life. The texture of the rocky surface, the weather grenade, the intricacies with the weapons all come together to give a powerful impression that these are: Rock Soldiers.

Great stuff! :)

Thanks man! I've gotta give a big chunk of credit to the customer who commissioned these - he's got a wicked eye for detail, so I knew I'd have to nail everything. Some of the smaller touches, like the weather grenade, were also his idea too (I'd never have thought to include that otherwise).

Jester
09-04-2013, 05:36 AM
Now do a generic Rock Soldier... :P

Just kidding...unless you really wanna.

TheCanadiandrome
09-04-2013, 03:47 PM
F'n amazing work as always my friend

Slime State Alumni
11-23-2013, 07:55 PM
These are still my favorite TMNT-related customs ever.

Cloud Strife
02-22-2014, 06:27 PM
You can't see it, but my jaw has dropped due to the sheer awesomeness of these customs. I always loved these 2 from the cartoon, and always wanted figures of them. The guy you made these for is a lucky guy.

kingblink
05-26-2014, 01:57 PM
simply amazing

Huzzah
05-26-2014, 04:59 PM
These are fantastic, they are probably the best representations of these characters I've yet too see.

Kayaktus
06-09-2014, 07:24 PM
wow, both of these are amazing. well done...

Lampy
06-19-2014, 05:09 AM
Hah! These are amazing. I love the accuracy and work that went into these. They look spot on in appearance and scale. I love them! Blows the playmates ones out of the water. Great job on these, discogod!

pennydreadful
06-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Agreed - beautiful work. :)

tone-master21
06-19-2014, 11:00 PM
Damn those look great