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Galoob23
12-10-2016, 12:37 PM
I'm currently working on a great comission project called: Giant Cyber Samurai Turtle prototype! This thread to keep everybody who is interested (and the great kaptainmyke in particular) informed about my progression. Here are my first sketches of the body armour.

http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p452/Galoob23/IMG_2440_zpsrfczigsw.jpg (http://s347.photobucket.com/user/Galoob23/media/IMG_2440_zpsrfczigsw.jpg.html)

kaptainmyke
12-10-2016, 02:03 PM
I am very excited about this project. You have my full attention!

kaptainmyke
12-10-2016, 09:14 PM
I would like to find out who the forum member is here who has that playmates prototype chest piece. Are you going to make the turtle laser guns swivel like they do on the sides of the knees and shoulders? I also wonder (from the artist's rendering in the catalog) if the stomach area has a horizontal strobe light like KITT from Knight Rider.

kaptainmyke
12-10-2016, 09:30 PM
FOUND HIM: http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showpost.php?p=1118737&postcount=72

Forum member: ugundy

We gotta talk to him.

Galoob23
12-11-2016, 12:02 AM
I would like to find out who the forum member is here who has that playmates prototype chest piece. Are you going to make the turtle laser guns swivel like they do on the sides of the knees and shoulders? I also wonder (from the artist's rendering in the catalog) if the stomach area has a horizontal strobe light like KITT from Knight Rider.

The strobe would be quite impossible I think. Ik could try to make some sort of light though. I hope I can make the swivel guns but it depends on what existing scrap robot parts I can find for this custom. I probably can't make an exact 1:1 rendering of the prototype picture but more more something that resembles it close.

Galoob23
12-11-2016, 12:04 AM
FOUND HIM: http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showpost.php?p=1118737&postcount=72

Forum member: ugundy

We gotta talk to him.

I also found the pictures. My scetches are based on his photo's.

kaptainmyke
12-11-2016, 01:27 AM
Understood. It's quite an undertaking!

kaptainmyke
12-12-2016, 02:09 PM
That design looks like it was done in-house at Playmates (or by the design firm they worked with in California - I can't remember what they were called now), so Peter and Kevin probably only saw the control drawings for it that would have been faxed to Mirage. They must have approved them, since it looks like it was in listed a catalog and a prototype went into production. Sometimes Peter surprises me with what he knows/remembers, so maybe he'll have some knowledge about it.

Cheers,
Dan Berger
Mirage Studios


The plot thickens.

:teek:

***First of Two Latin Kings***
02-14-2017, 08:33 AM
Catalogue art was often different from the sculpted prototypes and final products. Many catalogue drawings were done by Michael Dooney.

kaptainmyke
02-15-2017, 10:26 AM
We are almost ready to unveil the final prototype of this figure, packaged with box art, too. There have been a few bumps along the way.

tmntfannumerouno
02-15-2017, 10:44 AM
We are almost ready to unveil the final prototype of this figure, packaged with box art, too. There have been a few bumps along the way.

Can't wait to see this.

***First of Two Latin Kings***
02-24-2017, 07:56 AM
When are we getting an update on this?

Galoob23
02-24-2017, 08:01 AM
I'll post some sneak peeks later today if thats okey with kaptainmyke

kaptainmyke
02-27-2017, 10:25 AM
I'm not sure it's ready yet.

tmntfannumerouno
04-03-2017, 10:56 PM
any update guys?

Galoob23
04-03-2017, 11:54 PM
Yes, I have an update. He was finished but did not survive the Netherlands - USA trip very well. The gold paint had rubbed all over the box and he was damaged becouse the twisy ties had snapped off. So he had to make the trip pack to my workshop. Back to the drawing board becouse of the trouble with the gold paint. Tried a lot of things. Chrome gold paint (very nice but did not stick right). First a silver paint and then a thin yellow layer. But did not like how that turned out after the clear finishing coat. Now I have used a little less shiny gold paint over a silver coat that does not rub off that much. It also still looks nice after the clear coat. I'll finish the Samurai in about two weeks. I give Kaptainmyke the honor to show him off when ready.

tmntfannumerouno
04-04-2017, 12:16 AM
Yes, I have an update. He was finished but did not survive the Netherlands - USA trip very well. The gold paint had rubbed all over the box and he was damaged becouse the twisy ties had snapped off. So he had to make the trip pack to my workshop. Back to the drawing board becouse of the trouble with the gold paint. Tried a lot of things. Chrome gold paint (very nice but did not stick right). First a silver paint and then a thin yellow layer. But did not like how that turned out after the clear finishing coat. Now I have used a little less shiny gold paint of a silver coat that does not rub off that much. It also still looks nice after the clear coat. I'll finish the Samurai in about two weeks. I give Kaptainmyke the honor to show him off when ready.

Gold and silver can be a real bitch when it comes to paint rub. I hope it turns out well and I can't wait to see the finished work.

kaptainmyke
04-06-2017, 10:34 AM
Try, try again! We'll get it right. The moon base wasn't constructed in a day.

tmntfannumerouno
04-06-2017, 04:03 PM
Try, try again! We'll get it right. The moon base wasn't constructed in a day.

Yes it was, in a sound stage in hollywood. :tshifty:

kaptainmyke
04-06-2017, 07:27 PM
This figure is so unbelievably cool you won't believe your own eyes when you see it.

Powder
04-06-2017, 09:03 PM
Yes it was, in a sound stage in hollywood. :tshifty:

Amazing post. :tlol:

wpugh2424
04-06-2017, 09:59 PM
Can't wait to see this thing

Tartaruhga Muhtante
05-01-2017, 12:39 PM
I wish to you good luck. You can it!!

Galoob23
05-05-2017, 04:02 AM
Hey everybody! Mike presented the Cyber Samurai in his own thread earlier today! Check that out! But I have some more pictures loose without his box. Enjoy!

http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p452/Galoob23/Cyber%20collage_zps60bj6pq2.jpg (http://s347.photobucket.com/user/Galoob23/media/Cyber%20collage_zps60bj6pq2.jpg.html)

kaptainmyke
05-05-2017, 11:06 AM
When you look at the figure from all different angles, he looks very much like a giant huge robotic Donatello who wised up and decided to build a mechwarrior for combat! LOL

tmntfannumerouno
05-05-2017, 01:18 PM
This is great, well worth the wait. I think the two pieces sticking out behind his head were supposed to be part of the helmet though. If you compare him to the original cyber samurai turtles you'll know what I'm talking about. Other than that little nitpick it's awesome.

Galoob23
05-05-2017, 01:33 PM
This is great, well worth the wait. I think the two pieces sticking out behind his head were supposed to be part of the helmet though. If you compare him to the original cyber samurai turtles you'll know what I'm talking about. Other than that little nitpick it's awesome.

You're probably right about that! Never even thought about that. Wanted to make it part of his back/shell from te beginning. I always saw them as wings.

Galoob23
05-06-2017, 04:55 AM
See him walk and talk: https://youtu.be/bj3SqzCLEHY

kaptainmyke
05-06-2017, 10:20 AM
This is great, well worth the wait. I think the two pieces sticking out behind his head were supposed to be part of the helmet though. If you compare him to the original cyber samurai turtles you'll know what I'm talking about. Other than that little nitpick it's awesome.

I think you're right.

Meow
05-06-2017, 04:09 PM
I didn't really get the part where one of you guys explained who does what and what the project actually is/was. It reads a lot like there was a figure built from scratch that is now soon to be sold by playmates.

Very nice one with the lego figure in the back by the way ^^

kaptainmyke
05-06-2017, 09:26 PM
Nope, it is a 1 of 1 toy custom made