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Raptor86
11-03-2016, 04:18 AM
Hi guys I need an advice for a custom.

I have added to my Articulated Icons order a Deluxe Black Ninja. I think it is a good base for an IDW-esque Shredder.

http://i0.wp.com/thefwoosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Photo-Aug-13-4-38-06-PM.jpg

Addign the spikes won't be a problem as the blue ones from the old series Shredder should be fine after a repaint.
I was wondering about the helmet. As sculpting would not be an option for me I thought about using a 2003 Shredder helmet. I have seen that some of those figures had a removable helmet: Armorized Shredder and the Mutatin' one.

Are the helmet the same size/shape? Do you think will they fit on a 6 inches figure's head?

Candy Kappa
11-03-2016, 05:04 AM
I used the removable bits from Armorized Shredder on my ML Machine Man. I just filled the helmet with sticky tack and put it on, it looks a bit bloated, but that's how the helmet is.

https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12799168_1004582382921120_6101981888374387822_n.jp g?oh=159d20c6c486cd6505359fe79055de85&oe=58874173

It's the easiest solution, But using a proper head will give the best end result. I guess 2k3 Basic Shredder have the closest helmet shape to IDW Shredder, but maybe the vintage Mutatin' Shredder's helmet can be pulled over the AI Ninja's balaclava masked head, if the helmet isn't too small.

Raptor86
11-03-2016, 05:26 AM
It's the easiest solution, But using a proper head will give the best end result. I guess 2k3 Basic Shredder have the closest helmet shape to IDW Shredder, but maybe the vintage Mutatin' Shredder's helmet can be pulled over the AI Ninja's balaclava masked head, if the helmet isn't too small.

I was thinking about the 2003 mutatin shredder, as it seems easiest to find on ebay
http://www.tmnttoys.com/03figures/mutations/53140.htm

Plasticplayhouse
11-03-2016, 05:34 AM
Good call on the base figure! That figure would also make for the perfect Ryu from Ninja Gaiden or even a realy nice storm shadow.

You should see if anyone has cast the neca shredder head. If they are the same scale, it would look great together

Raptor86
11-03-2016, 05:46 AM
You should see if anyone has cast the neca shredder head. If they are the same scale, it would look great together

True, but the Mirage helmet does look too different from the IDW one.
I agree with CandyKappa the the 2003 is the closest one.

Anyway I also added the bare arms addon pack to make it closer to the idw Shredder
http://generalsjoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Articulated-Icons-TFS-Stretch-01-Bare-Arms.jpg

Candy Kappa
11-03-2016, 05:59 AM
another idea. If you cut out the 2k3 Mutation helmet's face and keep the helmet part and stick it to the balaclava head to get IDW Shredder's cloth mouth piece, but if it doesn't work you'd have a ruined helmet.

Machine Man's head do almost fit inside Armorized helmet, and I guess Armorized and Mutation is basically the same helmet. Had the face part been removed, I think Machine Man's head would fit just fine, and his head seems to be same sized as the AI ninja's head.

Raptor86
11-03-2016, 06:16 AM
another idea. If you cut out the 2k3 Mutation helmet's face and keep the helmet part and stick it to the balaclava head to get IDW Shredder's cloth mouth piece, but if it doesn't work you'd have a ruined helmet.

Machine Man's head do almost fit inside Armorized helmet, and I guess Armorized and Mutation is basically the same helmet. Had the face part been removed, I think Machine Man's head would fit just fine, and his head seems to be same sized as the AI ninja's head.

Yes, that popped into my mind too. What material is the 2003 removable helmet BTW? I read it is gummy. If it is light plastic maybe I can give it the hot water treatment to make it closer to the head like the IDW Shredder.

Candy Kappa
11-03-2016, 06:24 AM
The helmet is made out of rubber.

Raptor86
11-03-2016, 08:50 AM
The helmet is made out of rubber.

Would still be possible to re-paint it then? What do you think? :ohwell:

Raptor86
12-19-2016, 09:17 AM
I think the mutatin shredder helmet will look better
http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u398/mauroraptor86/IMG_20161219_155233670_zps9ttukrst.jpg

It is really similar to how S. Campbell draws Shredder

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/tmnt/images/2/23/3306506-alopex%2Bshredder%2B06.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140502161757