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Tartaruhga Muhtante
03-08-2015, 08:19 AM
This Splinter I bought in 2003. It was my first Splinter, along with the turtles that were bought my first collection. But I was not satisfied at the time, with the gray version of the old mouse. So I decided that he would become the Good old Splinter brown. Painted clothing and the body the way it appears on the first photo. A few years later (in 2011) I learned I could shop online and one of the first ads I saw was a lot with the four turtles, Bebop & Rocksteady and the SPLINTER. Since then I ended up buying two Splinters and decided that the painting was not necessary ais also understood that the 2003 Splinter deserved his place, I decided to start all the painting he had done. It was not easy, the paint had cured very well. I had to use a very strong solvent, which by mishandling, caused me an episode of non-severe intoxication. Then, with a bit of acrylic paint and patience, I managed to restore the dignity of the mouse, back to gray, but I decided to take advantage and add the sleeves of kimono.



03-17-2015, 12:08 PM
Love it, but you might wanna censor the 3rd image, it looks like in the background there's some kind of credit or debit card with someone's full name on it. On the topic of the custom though, I'd ended up stripping paint off of plenty of old customs I've made, wanting to restore them.

Tartaruhga Muhtante
03-19-2015, 08:12 AM
thanks for advice, i did it how you counselling me :o

Tartaruhga Muhtante
03-19-2015, 08:13 AM
It was just a store card from my wife, nothing dangerous, but better to take advice.

03-19-2015, 01:49 PM
Better safe than sorry, I doubt anyone from the technodrome would steal her details, but you never know. I did mine with surgical grade alcohol and a toothbrush. I worry about using solvents on my figures but had a ton of old 2003 toys from my youth I painted on and used sharpies with, the paint came off super easily with minimal discolouration of the plastic. It's great to see your own figure restored to it's former glory.