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Old 02-13-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
Splint'r
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1990 Movie Classic Collection Figures, Head Re-Sculpt: Update

Hey everyone. Nearly 2 years have gone by, since I've last shared an update on my little pet project here. Unfortunately, work and life in general, took hold of my time, from my hobbies and progress has been majorly slow.

Well, since then, new life changes has granted me some time to regain focus on this little project. I actually went ahead and scrapped my first sculpt to start over again, as I really wasn't happy with it, despite the forum's approval (thank you btw!). I just felt I could do better.
So, I worked hard, trying to capture that quintessential look for my Donnie, working off many screen caps and promotional images.
Once I was able to get it as far as I could, I pursued making a few test casts.
Then I added some paint. Nothing overly refined. Just enough to sit well with an unpainted body.

Despite the fact that NECA, is putting out the nicest and most accurate 90s movie figures out there, I still wanted to fix my Playmate's line. I really do like their articulated bodies and I'm more of a standard action figure size collector too. (plus I can't really drop that much cash for giant toys right now).

So far, this is what the new Donnie sculpt, looks like. It fits right over the ball joint and has a little more movement than the standard head. Mine actually swivels all around. Anyways, thanks for taking the time to look and I hope you like the pics. (please let me know if the pics are too big. I'll resize them).


The new sculpt, ready for the mold process:

(direct link to image: http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...eysculpt-0.jpg)


Test casts developed for tooling:

(direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...ts-tooling.jpg)

Developed a green paint that matched the plastic tone on the bodies, though some were left out to be given a full film accurate paint job, which would require the entire body to be repainted as well. Any pin holes found, were patched up before the next step:

(Direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...greenheads.jpg)


Painted prototype (with minimal paint apps, applied with airbrush and detail brush):

(Direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...title-pic5.jpg)


(Direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...title-pic1.jpg


(Direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...title-pic6.jpg)


(Direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...title-pic4.jpg)


(Direct link to image:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...title-pic2.jpg)


(Direct image link:http://www.narcomics.net/tmnt-head-s...title-pic3.jpg)


I am now working on my Raphael. I tossed out the old sculpt to start a new one and will do my best to capture his likeness. No ETA at this time. Whenever time permits, I will finish him. Pictures of that project, will come when I feel it's getting close.
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