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TurtleManiac
08-15-2016, 06:30 AM
As soon as I saw the sculpts of the new TMNT Arcade figures by NECA that were SDCC exclusives, I could see underneath the pixelated paintjob that these figures greatly resemble the physical appearance of the turtles in the original 1987 cartoon. I knew that a repaint would make these look even more so like the OT. This is my attempt at toon accurate repaints of the new NECA figures. Now I'm not sure what to do with the new NECA Shredder that was released, I could either give it a simple repaint and turn it into the unreleased prototype to go with the NECA Mirage turtles, or do some physical customization on it and repaint to go with these NECA toon turtles. Decisions, decisions...

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joefsas
08-15-2016, 07:50 AM
You work fast! Lovely work though dude. They look amazing!

The Fifth Turtle
08-15-2016, 08:06 AM
Holy crisp these look good.

Now if we could get Neca to do a Mirage repaint of the foot set...

909 Turtle Fan
08-15-2016, 08:58 AM
Nice work, I bet they look awesome in the turtle van.

TheMasterTurtle
08-15-2016, 09:00 AM
very cool - not that Im big into the bootleg scene but should these get that treatment Ill probably try this myself!

Toitlefan
08-15-2016, 09:48 AM
Even though I do kind of like the pixelated paint these look better than the Figuarts turtles! Nice job!

tmntfannumerouno
08-15-2016, 01:28 PM
These look fantastic! I can honestly say that if neca had released these with this paint job to begin with I wouldn't have gone with the shfiguarts. Something about the head sculpts on these too remind of the first few seasons of th FW series where as the shf remind of the later seasons before the red sky episodes. The shfiguarts are great too but these are awesome. I would try for a toon shredder over the mirage style but that's just me besides either way it'll look great.

TheCanadiandrome
08-15-2016, 04:52 PM
awesome work for sure

Segaturtle
08-16-2016, 10:55 PM
Oh yeah I like that! Fantastic paint and custom work. I'd like to see Shredder like that.

TurtleManiac
08-17-2016, 03:56 AM
You work fast! Lovely work though dude. They look amazing!

Thanks dude! Yeah, soon as I got these I went right to work!

Holy crisp these look good.

Now if we could get Neca to do a Mirage repaint of the foot set...

Thank you! Yeah, would've been great if the Shredder and Foot set were painted the way the were originally intended, but I guess there were some licensing issues preventing that.

Nice work, I bet they look awesome in the turtle van.

Thanks! Probably, I'm not sure if they would fit though haven't tried it, but they are considerably larger figures than the '88 TMNT, so they may need a larger turtle van!

very cool - not that Im big into the bootleg scene but should these get that treatment Ill probably try this myself!

Thanks! Yeah, you definitely should if they make bootleg sets, I know most people probably wanna keep these figures intact since they are harder to come by, but I got these with the intention of repainting.

Even though I do kind of like the pixelated paint these look better than the Figuarts turtles! Nice job!

Thank you! Yeah, can't go wrong with NECA TMNT figures!

These look fantastic! I can honestly say that if neca had released these with this paint job to begin with I wouldn't have gone with the shfiguarts. Something about the head sculpts on these too remind of the first few seasons of th FW series where as the shf remind of the later seasons before the red sky episodes. The shfiguarts are great too but these are awesome. I would try for a toon shredder over the mirage style but that's just me besides either way it'll look great.

Thanks! I agree, the head sculpt of these NECA figures look very much like season 1 of 1987 cartoon. I like that they went with more serious facial expressions on these figures instead of the silly goofy smiley stereotypes of the Fred Wolf Turtles. I'd say these sculpts are definitely based on the more serious tone of season 1. The SH Figuarts turtles do look great, but they remind me more of the retro stock art TMNT designs, mainly because of the border line around the plastron and the belt buckles, and the facial expressions. I still want to get them though if they release a 4 pack later on, they still look cool.

awesome work for sure

Hey thanks man!

Oh yeah I like that! Fantastic paint and custom work. I'd like to see Shredder like that.

Thank you! I definitely want to customize the NECA Shredder at some point, but will need more than just a repaint.

Commenter 42
08-17-2016, 04:03 AM
Do you have any closer shots? They look great btw, but the photos are so small! :)

drewizzle88
08-19-2016, 09:29 AM
I really didn't appreciate these until I saw your set repainted, fantastic job, they do look better than the Figuarts.

D Piddy 1982
08-19-2016, 10:16 AM
Very nice work!

C'mon NECA give us what we are positively drooling for!!

TurtleManiac
08-20-2016, 02:52 AM
Do you have any closer shots? They look great btw, but the photos are so small! :)

Thanks! The closeups of each turtle was about as close as I could get. There's more pics on Flickr, if that helps.

I really didn't appreciate these until I saw your set repainted, fantastic job, they do look better than the Figuarts.

Thanks for the kind words! Yeah I also like the sculpts of these figures more than the Figuarts sculpts.

Very nice work!

C'mon NECA give us what we are positively drooling for!!

Thank you! Hopefully these turtle sculpts will see an official toon accurate re-release at some point.

inaheap
08-26-2016, 03:06 PM
I was really hoping some one would do this. Thanks.

Tartaruhga Muhtante
08-27-2016, 09:08 PM
Amazing!! They were really very similar to the versions of the design, particularly, even better than the versions of Bandai. They look like the look of the first episodes of the cartoon, those that were made by Toey

TurtleManiac
08-30-2016, 04:48 AM
I was really hoping some one would do this. Thanks.

Yeah I was planning to do this since I first saw previews of these figures!

Amazing!! They were really very similar to the versions of the design, particularly, even better than the versions of Bandai. They look like the look of the first episodes of the cartoon, those that were made by Toey

Thanks for the kind words! I agree, and I think the heads sculpts particularly look very much like the first episodes.

I made a backround out of construcion paper and blue paint, I was trying to recreate that scene in the OT intro where they all 4 pose in the middle of the sky staring at the camera. Leo's arm won't go up as high as it should though, and the camera angle is kind of tricky. I took several shots but still wasn't quite able to capture the exact pose. This is as close as I could get it:


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The Fifth Turtle
08-31-2016, 01:00 PM
Man those sculpts are so close the the season one turtles! Even the curvature of the plastrons look spot on :o Neca never ceases to amaze me.

Miles
09-06-2016, 05:00 PM
These are truly fantastic, and I can't thank you enough for sharing! I shot you a message about these guys; hopefully it worked. :D

myconius
09-28-2016, 10:20 PM
As soon as I saw the sculpts of the new TMNT Arcade figures by NECA that were SDCC exclusives, I could see underneath the pixelated paintjob that these figures greatly resemble the physical appearance of the turtles in the original 1987 cartoon. I knew that a repaint would make these look even more so like the OT. This is my attempt at toon accurate repaints of the new NECA figures. Now I'm not sure what to do with the new NECA Shredder that was released, I could either give it a simple repaint and turn it into the unreleased prototype to go with the NECA Mirage turtles, or do some physical customization on it and repaint to go with these NECA toon turtles. Decisions, decisions...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8568/28380609883_fd055e1c58_z.jpg

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OH MAN!!!! those L@@K amazing!!!!!

kinda wish i didn't see those though!! i think my wallet just started trembling with fear! :lol:

TurtleManiac
10-04-2016, 03:00 AM
Thanks you guys for the kind words! :tsmile:

Had to repaint the blue on Leo because first I used an enamel paint since I couldn't find a light blue like that in acrylic, but the enamel never dried well on the rubbery pads, was sticky and would smear when touched, dried well around the bandana mask but just not the rubbery pads so I converted it to a darker blue in acrylic. In the process I also made Don's purple a bit darker to contrast.

These custom Ninja Turtles are now on eBay:

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Tartaruhga Muhtante
10-05-2016, 05:41 PM
Is .... My dream is to get these versions just to make this repaint. It's very, very cool!! For now, its just a dream .....ahh, Brazil, my brazilian Brazil (and their taxes)....