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Monsterhjerne
11-03-2016, 03:59 PM
Hi all, great to finally be a part of this awesome forum! I'm a freelance illustrator/designer who does custom figures on the side. Here you will be able to follow all of my TMNT work - check out the illustration section as well I also do a lot of sketching. Hope you enjoy and feel free to ask me anything :-D

Cheers

-Flemming

Monsterhjerne
11-03-2016, 04:03 PM
First up here is a custom Splinter I did some years ago. Many have done the same one, using the 2007 animated figure as a base. Not much to add here. I sanded off the shoulderguards, trimmed beard, sculpted new, and sculpted the cane. Paints were Citadel. I tried to keep it really clean to match the original NECAs.

Monsterhjerne
11-03-2016, 04:12 PM
Considering the last- this was the obvious way to go. Base figures same as the above. Dio was scratch built and everything was airbrushed bright white. A really cool companion piece to the B/W Turtles set.

Monsterhjerne
11-03-2016, 04:15 PM
Now for something different - When I was a kid I would always be disappointed with the paintjobs, or rather lack of, in most of my figures. I decided to clean up an old Pizzaface. Nothing crazy here, I just painted in all the sculpted details. No washes, just solid colors. Really pops now.

Monsterhjerne
11-03-2016, 04:18 PM
I really loved the Classics collection Turtles but was really disappointed getting these two here. I did a complete reapint of both, adding Bebop's Ponytail and a small noose for Rocksteady's knife. I wanted to go with something a little more realistic to compliment the detailed sculpts. A lot of work, but very fun to do, hope you like :-)

Optimus Primer
11-03-2016, 06:34 PM
I love the B&W Shredder and Splinter!!:thumbsup:

Leonardo_thebest
11-03-2016, 07:26 PM
Oh man those are rocking!

joefsas
11-04-2016, 02:09 AM
The pizzaface rocks dude!

Davin
11-04-2016, 02:25 PM
Nice work man!

Monsterhjerne
11-04-2016, 04:33 PM
THANKS A LOT GUYS :-D Been seeing some pretty cool stuff in here, so the kudos goes a long way. Just finished this piece today: A (not so) simple paintswap on April. Always wanted to see what that prototype might look like, so decided to give it a go. Made a custom dio from some plastic and foam pieces. Put a little shuriken in the pavement to add some fun detail. Real happy with this one. Hope you like!

Cheers
Flemming

Galoob23
11-07-2016, 11:05 PM
Very cool and inspiring stuff man!

DarkFell
11-07-2016, 11:10 PM
Both the Splinter and April O'Neil customs look really good man. Kudos.

Monsterhjerne
11-13-2016, 04:52 PM
Thnx all! I am so happy you like them :tsmile::tgrin::twink::toops: Here is one I did a while back, but never got around to photograph. Fully repainted 2016 SDCC arcade Shredder in Mirage Style. I have seen many others do the same, so nothing special here. I own the official verison now also but this one just seems to grab me a lot more. The line work is much thinner and the colors are a tiny bit more vivid, and the silver paint here really puts NECA's to shame, sadly. One of my favorite figures.

Blomberg
11-16-2016, 08:01 AM
Nice job on Shredder! I also like your Bebop and Rocksteady figures!

Monsterhjerne
11-21-2016, 04:31 PM
Nice job on Shredder! I also like your Bebop and Rocksteady figures!

thank you, sir! Yeah that Shredder really shines - even though I am super thrilled with the official relase with the foots, there is this small nagging part of me that keeps wanting me to shimmy the custom one up with the rest - I try to keep my "official" stuff seperated from the customs, but this guy is seriously jedi-mind tricking me... Thansk again

3Jane
11-25-2016, 08:32 PM
Love this one!
You can tell the vintage stuff was so wacky and they had lots of fun sculpting these.
So detailed.

Monsterhjerne
11-28-2016, 02:13 AM
Love this one!
You can tell the vintage stuff was so wacky and they had lots of fun sculpting these.
So detailed.

Thanks a lot :-D Yeah I really love those old scuplts - they are so much fun to paint. I got lots more coming up - currently finishing up good old Leatherhead to go along :-D

Monsterhjerne
12-06-2016, 03:15 PM
Speaking of oldies - got this one done -fully repainted Leatherhead. Did a lighter underbelly just to try something a little different. I think it came out pretty good. Thanks for watching!

Monsterhjerne
12-13-2016, 04:39 PM
and why stop now :-D Krang coming up - same as the others, yada yada. More coming :-) Thanks for looking.

Powder
12-13-2016, 05:12 PM
Wonderful repaints! I especially like how Krang's bubble walker came out. Really helps to bring out the detail of the sculpt.

Monsterhjerne
12-13-2016, 05:25 PM
Wonderful repaints! I especially like how Krang's bubble walker came out. Really helps to bring out the detail of the sculpt.

So much good stuff in those guys :-D Thanks a lot!

Freeman
12-14-2016, 01:49 AM
Absolutely fantastic job, specially the NECA line characters.
Keep it up man!!

Monsterhjerne
12-18-2016, 04:34 AM
Absolutely fantastic job, specially the NECA line characters.
Keep it up man!!

Thank you very much :-) Yeah the Necas are my favs as well - but that linework is a pain every time - Currently working on a new Splinter and a Casey Jones to go along, can't wait to see how they turn out. Cheers!

Raph
12-18-2016, 04:46 AM
Wow, really great re-paints and sculpts. I ve the NECA versions, Splinter is awesome!

Monsterhjerne
12-25-2016, 06:15 AM
Hi all, happy hollidays :-D more Vintage TMNT, so here is Traag.
I Tried to break up his sculpt a little bit with different browns. Still going mostly solid with the colors and also added some differences in his greys. Really loved seing the lizard and cobwebs on his back come to life, so much fun sculpt again like Pizzaface. I Used a colorscheme for the weapons, similar to the ones from the cartoon. Added a small belt strap for is knife so he could carry it with him. All in all good fun :-D

tipet
12-25-2016, 11:35 AM
Great work man!! Hope to see more repaints from you, and WIP pictures :D.

Monsterhjerne
12-31-2016, 04:34 AM
Great work man!! Hope to see more repaints from you, and WIP pictures :D.

Thank you so much ! Got a few more in the pipeline, but I wil be taking a break from TMNT for a while now and do some StarWars stuff that has been piling up. But will do more later. You can follow me on facebook, that's where I post my WIPs if you are curious :-D

TurtleManiac
01-04-2017, 11:07 PM
Very cool repaints! The red hands on Krang's walker looks good, and Leatherhead's accessories look much better now.

Monsterhjerne
01-23-2017, 06:03 PM
Very cool repaints! The red hands on Krang's walker looks good, and Leatherhead's accessories look much better now.

Thank you very much! A big fan of your work as well!

Monte Williams
03-28-2017, 07:32 PM
I hope you have updates to share soon. The before-and-after comparisons are essential, 'cause our memories of the vintage figures are sometimes too flattering; we need to see the original toy and your repaint side by side to really grasp how significantly you've transformed them.

steve2477
04-01-2017, 05:33 AM
I love that Splinter.

Monsterhjerne
04-14-2017, 06:14 AM
Thanks a lot guys! Will be back with some repaints really soon - but I have been using the last 3 months on something rather cool. Will be back really soon I hope :-D You can follow me on facebook Customs by Monsterhjerne for more info.

Monsterhjerne
04-14-2017, 06:33 AM
I hope you have updates to share soon. The before-and-after comparisons are essential, 'cause our memories of the vintage figures are sometimes too flattering; we need to see the original toy and your repaint side by side to really grasp how significantly you've transformed them.

Thanks man, really means a lot :-D The whole idea is really to capture the image in our imagination and apply that to the old figures. I remember even as a kid it would bother me when they were sloppyly painted. And they are really fun to do, although a bit tasking sometimes. My big problem is that they are hard to sell off, much harder than the other stuff I do, so I had to leave them for a while so I could finish up other projects. They have all finally sold now so I will begin a new batch soon (see pic). Also have a dream of doing the 4 turtles with April and some scratch built dio, but we will have to see. Right now focus is on on the new Splinter I am constructing, and after that I have a plan for 2 repaints of the NECA bootleg figs. I will probably start som new vintage stuff after that, so it will be a while unfortunately. Thanks for looking!

Shreddhead
04-21-2017, 10:01 AM
Love the Before and After pics!

Splint'r
04-23-2017, 04:34 AM
Beautiful work! Really nice to see all those sculpted details pop!

Monsterhjerne
09-29-2017, 01:01 PM
Woohoo! Finally I can show this bad boy off - been working on this for all of this year. I'll come back in some time with a describtion of work or you can check out my fb page @customsmonsterhjerne for info.

Fully articulated custom Master Splinter in Mirage Comics NECA style.
Cast in all white, handpainted and sealed against wear.
Includes walking cane and ooze pool with removable T.C.R.I. canister.

all work and pics by me.

Monsterhjerne
09-29-2017, 01:03 PM
more pics...

Monsterhjerne
09-29-2017, 01:06 PM
last of the pics...

inaheap
09-29-2017, 01:23 PM
NICE!!! I think this is the best Master Splinter custom I have seen.

METALHEAD
09-29-2017, 02:03 PM
awesome work.:tgrin:

Monsterhjerne
09-30-2017, 06:30 AM
Thanks, you guys! Really appreciate it!

Check out this comic setup - shows how he can pose and stuff. Thanks for looking!

Tartaruhga Muhtante
09-30-2017, 08:14 AM
First up here is a custom Splinter I did some years ago. Many have done the same one, using the 2007 animated figure as a base. Not much to add here. I sanded off the shoulderguards, trimmed beard, sculpted new, and sculpted the cane. Paints were Citadel. I tried to keep it really clean to match the original NECAs.

You have the step-by-step of this custom work? I would love see that.

Monsterhjerne
09-30-2017, 08:47 AM
You have the step-by-step of this custom work? I would love see that.

If you can, check out my fb feed, if you go back there until start of the year, you can scroll through - I post a lot in there ;-)

DestronMirage22
10-01-2017, 01:17 AM
That is one seriously amazing custom!!
Time well spent, it turned out fantastic!
:D

Galoob23
10-04-2017, 11:03 AM
Woohoo! Finally I can show this bad boy off - been working on this for all of this year. I'll come back in some time with a describtion of work or you can check out my fb page @customsmonsterhjerne for info.

Fully articulated custom Master Splinter in Mirage Comics NECA style.
Cast in all white, handpainted and sealed against wear.
Includes walking cane and ooze pool with removable T.C.R.I. canister.

all work and pics by me.

Wow man, thatís great!!!!! What base figure did you use for the Splinter body?

Monsterhjerne
10-04-2017, 01:10 PM
Wow man, thatís great!!!!! What base figure did you use for the Splinter body?

All was resculpted and re-cast, so looking back I could really have used anything. Parts was so taken apart by the end, that it made no difference.

But basebody (torso, feet, head, tail) was 2004 Animated Splinter. Heavily altered.
Sleeves was LOTR Gandalf, hollowed out and fitted with NECA turtle shoulders inside.
All joints were from NBA Hero figure, but any ML would do I guess. Did not know I was recasting it so I went for joints that were cast brown, hence the NBA-dude.
Hands from WWF-fgure - only used 3 fingers, scaled pretty well with the proportions.
Torso was hollowed out and fitting on top of a NECA Turle waist and butt. Also used his thighs, sculpted over.

Lower skirt was also from Gandalf - cut to 4 pieces and sculpted together in different configuration.

Galoob23
10-04-2017, 01:38 PM
All was resculpted and re-cast, so looking back I could really have used anything. Parts was so taken apart by the end, that it made no difference.

But basebody (torso, feet, head, tail) was 2004 Animated Splinter. Heavily altered.
Sleeves was LOTR Gandalf, hollowed out and fitted with NECA turtle shoulders inside.
All joints were from NBA Hero figure, but any ML would do I guess. Did not know I was recasting it so I went for joints that were cast brown, hence the NBA-dude.
Hands from WWF-fgure - only used 3 fingers, scaled pretty well with the proportions.
Torso was hollowed out and fitting on top of a NECA Turle waist and butt. Also used his thighs, sculpted over.

Lower skirt was also from Gandalf - cut to 4 pieces and sculpted together in different configuration.

Great stuff man!! I wanted to make a custom Mirage Splinter for a while and you kickstarted my project. I can only hope it will be half as great as your Splinter! Simply amazing dude!

Monsterhjerne
10-04-2017, 07:31 PM
Great stuff man!! I wanted to make a custom Mirage Splinter for a while and you kickstarted my project. I can only hope it will be half as great as your Splinter! Simply amazing dude!

YES MAN! Way to go - if you are on fb I'®ve got tons of WIP there, tried to post some here, but seems I'm outta space here :-/ Maybe I have to clear out a couple of the old ones. Anywas - feel free to shoot me a message, if you ever need some pointers! Never tried anything like this before, so if I can do i, so can you! Best of luck, mate!