The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > TMNT Universes > TMNT Movie Discussion > Platinum Dunes TMNT Movie Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
Commenter 42
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,959
Realistic Anamatronic TMNT @ Monsterpalooza

Just stumbled across this today (hope I'm not late to the party on this ).

Many folks have speculated that PDMT would have been better with practical suits, and the same designs refined to be less cluttered and skinnier.

Something like the look of J S Marantz's rejected designs:
Spoiler:


I think this is what you'd get. Splinter is a huge improvement, while the rest...er....well?








Last edited by Commenter 42; 08-02-2015 at 01:51 PM.
Commenter 42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 04:06 PM   #2
The Stryker
Stupid Rich
 
The Stryker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Room 237
Posts: 11,148
Terrifying.

They kinda have a Mac and Me thing happening in the eyes.
__________________

@~<3 Mom~@
The Stryker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
PangolinFeets
Mad Scientist
 
PangolinFeets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,319
These are probably the closet thing we'll get to real ninja turtles. My only complaint would be the lack of any real muscle definition.

Still...a thousand times better than Bay turtles.
PangolinFeets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 06:03 PM   #4
Commenter 42
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,959
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Stryker View Post
Terrifying.

They kinda have a Mac and Me thing happening in the eyes.
It's the dead eye stare...freaky

Quote:
Originally Posted by PangolinFeets View Post
These are probably the closet thing we'll get to real ninja turtles. My only complaint would be the lack of any real muscle definition.

Still...a thousand times better than Bay turtles.
I don't know if these are better...they are, different...
Commenter 42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 06:48 PM   #5
The Boston Ninja Turtle
Mad Scientist
 
The Boston Ninja Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 2,440
personally i find them more appealing than the bat turtles face wise, they actually look turtle ish and not human


the arm scales are a bit to much but everything else is fine
__________________
I didn't choose the ninja turtle life. The ninja turtle life chose me.


https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonNinjaTurtle
The Boston Ninja Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 06:58 PM   #6
snake
Noided
 
snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 11,704
That looks horrible
snake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 07:16 PM   #7
Commenter 42
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,959
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Boston Ninja Turtle View Post

the arm scales are a bit to much but everything else is fine
It's funny, so much effort went into the detail on the head and shell, but then the arms, hands and feet, the scales, a total rush job.

Not to harp on it, but this is exactly why I'm for Sliders over Box turtles.

Quote:
Originally Posted by snake View Post
That looks horrible
Yep, but I've seen worse. We live in an age of the hyper grotesque. I've yet to see live action, realistic designs that don't trip people the **** out.

Last edited by Jester; 08-02-2015 at 10:29 PM. Reason: 2x
Commenter 42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 07:36 PM   #8
Sabacooza
Mad Scientist
 
Sabacooza's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,873
I can appreciate the work that went into these but I'm not digging the faces, lack of muscle tone, and scales. What I do like is that they actually look young and teenagerish.
Sabacooza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #9
Bry
So Long, Stinktown!
 
Bry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,464
I saw these a while back and they're a really cool project. Not my definitive versions by any stretch, but much more appealing than the BayTurtles designs, and I like the level of work put into the heads/faces.

Like others said - I'd tone down the scaliness a bit and have some more work put into the muscle definition. But these are definitely on the right track!
__________________
Bry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 07:42 PM   #10
The Boston Ninja Turtle
Mad Scientist
 
The Boston Ninja Turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 2,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by Commenter 42 View Post
It's funny, so much effort went into the detail on the head and shell, but then the arms, hands and feet, the scales, a total rush job.
yea the head scales look semi natural. but arms and legs look more like bumps than scales
__________________
I didn't choose the ninja turtle life. The ninja turtle life chose me.


https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonNinjaTurtle
The Boston Ninja Turtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 08:18 PM   #11
marcelangelo
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,412
big up for this project!...lot of hard work and thought apparently into those suits...
I personally would use much less of scaley skin on them and avoid using these pointy fingernails or claws almost...I know both these things may come with some turtles, but I myself don't like them too much in ninja turtles design..
another thing that bothers me with this design would be the much too short plastrons!...they look like they are wearing shirts and no undies in those...
this seems to be an area where people working on ninja turtles desings nowerdays all seem to have a problem with.I cannot understand it.what is so hard in giving it a turtle-like appearance juts like in every mirage comic book out there??...turtles have arms and legs GROWING OUT from WITHIN a SHELL, so why not follow that concept when working on ninja turtles? I still think the bay turtles-ogres wear these stupid clothes around their waists because the designers def didn't know how to end their plastrons and shells with their 'sticking to human anatomy because of much richer likeness to the actors yada yada'-concept..so poor I think...;(

anyway, didn't want to come off as critisizing this project so much, I actually find this take on them refreshing and much better than the bay turtles, even if I would have gone for a different route myself..
marcelangelo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 08:30 PM   #12
Turtle Soup
Thug
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 50
I like em!
Turtle Soup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 08:48 PM   #13
TrickOrTreater
Samhain
 
TrickOrTreater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,277
Slightly better than BayTurtles, in that it sticks to the basic idea of how Ninja Turtles should look(body type and accessories), but far too realistic and still just unpleasant to look at.

Splinter is a billion times better though.
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy View Post
Some men use knives and guns, but TrickOrTreater is a more dangerous villain. He. Uses. The. TRUTH.
TrickOrTreater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 09:51 PM   #14
Powder
Salami Origami
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shell Ri La
Posts: 25,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bry View Post
I'd tone down the scaliness a bit and have some more work put into the muscle definition. But these are definitely on the right track!
Nailed it. For this particular style, those are my only complaints with 'em. They're perfect otherwise, & I'd be more than happy to get a film with this design.
Powder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 09:59 PM   #15
PangolinFeets
Mad Scientist
 
PangolinFeets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,319
Are they scary? I think they're actually pretty cute. If they weren't so dang scrawny they'd be perfect, imo.
PangolinFeets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 10:07 PM   #16
Klunk1234
Hench Mutant
 
Klunk1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: With the TMNT
Posts: 433
They make me nervous. Red eared sliders or semi aquatic turtle, the TMNT species, are not that scaly. That scaly skin is from tortoises, which they aren't. Master Splinter is OK.

Last edited by Klunk1234; 08-03-2015 at 08:36 AM.
Klunk1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 10:13 PM   #17
Bry
So Long, Stinktown!
 
Bry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powder View Post
Nailed it. For this particular style, those are my only complaints with 'em. They're perfect otherwise, & I'd be more than happy to get a film with this design.
With some tweaks, something like this would work so well with the Suit+CGI concept Peter Laird was talking up years ago. You'd get the advantage of smooth animation where you need it and avoid the uncanny-valley-ness of pure CGI creations against live-action everything else.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PangolinFeets View Post
Are they scary? I think they're actually pretty cute. If they weren't so dang scrawny they'd be perfect, imo.
I like the skinniness, personally! They're teenagers, so you don't want them to be too big. And the jacked-up look isn't a good fit for ninjas, IMO. Take something like this and give them a Bruce Lee-esque physique and you're golden.
__________________
Bry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2015, 11:25 PM   #18
IndigoErth
Team Blue Boy
 
IndigoErth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: U.S., East Coast
Posts: 10,054
Agree on Splinter; would like to see some better shots of it, but from that little bit...way better than freaky rat-with-mange 2014 Splinter. Also looks a lot more kindly.

The Turtles... well... not my preferred flavor, definitely caters more toward those that long for a more animalistic-looking TMNT, but still pretty very well done. Agree scales could have been toned down, like the individual scale bumps are just to big/bold; reminds me of something, but can't place it at the moment.
IndigoErth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2015, 11:17 AM   #19
Amaranthus
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: West-Flanders, Belgium
Posts: 1,815
They could totally make a cool looking ninja turtle outfit if they wanted too.
They used a costume for Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies, right? It's proof that it could work for the turtles.
Amaranthus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2015, 01:22 PM   #20
shuriken
Second City Shinobi
 
shuriken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chi-town
Posts: 4,169
I like em, they look trippy. Kinda scrawny and a bit too scaly, but the faces, plastron and overall look is pretty great IMO. Prefer this look over BayTurtles easily. Also Splinter looks boss as well, and also not as scary as the Turtles.
__________________
Some things are better left unsaid. This isn't one of them
shuriken is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.