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Old 01-24-2017, 10:24 AM   #161
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Oh, right... Heymilt also painted my Out of the Shadows Bebop and Rocksteady!

Originals:






Badass Heymilt versions:



What masterful painting!

And this isn't even everything! I've also got a vintage Krang and an Out of the Shadows Krang's Android Body that have been similarly transformed, plus a bunch of accessories and things I haven't photographed yet.

Thank you so much, sir! You are the man!
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:55 PM   #162
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Cross-posted from the NECA Donatello thread...

It's been too cold and icy around here to take Donatello out to the alley for another proper shoot, so I've been playing around with more silly props and accessories for him. (I abandoned my ambitious plans for a giant custom sewer for my Playmates Turtles, and now I'm tempted to create one for this figure that dwarfs all the Playmates figures. I'm a genius).

Today's devastating triumph of creativity and the human spirit:



I bought this Lone Ranger lunchbox ornament a couple years ago for some gag portraits of NECA's quarter-scale Lone Ranger figure:



It's just been sitting here ever since, and so I grabbed it recently and placed it on a shelf next to that kitbashed Turtle Comm I recently shared, figuring Donatello might keep an old lunchbox around; why not?



Then I decided to put some goodies in it.



The brown paper that's all beat to hell is gnomish text from the Artemis Fowl novel. I printed it out and aged it and gave it to NECA's Epic Scale (quarter-scale) Gandalf to use as a scroll:



Here's a better look at the cassette. Or "tape", as it would have been called back in the day.



The cover is the business card of a Boise artist, toy creator and tattoo artist named Jay O'Leary. The tape itself is actually a microcassette on which I recorded my interview with Warren Ellis during his October Revolution Tour in 2000.



I'm not going to lie; I think I've changed some lives today, and we've all learned a lot about ourselves.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:16 PM   #163
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I was mostly kidding about making a sewer for NECA's quarter-scale Donatello. But now I honestly think I'm going to do it.

Here's a quick photo I slapped together a week or so ago, just to give a sense of what I have in mind:



Today, I bought some props and things. We'll see what happens.

In the meantime, I'm kitbashing a movie-aesthetic Cheapskate for Donatello.

Here's the original vintage Cheapskate, followed by some tentative first steps:









...and today I hit the jackpot! I was thinking of buying a mini-fan and trying to find some sort of small engine, when what should I find at the thrift shop for two bucks?



An engine and fan in one! I am far more excited about this silliness than I should be.
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:38 PM   #164
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:33 PM   #165
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Tonight at the thrift shop I spent $10 I really didn't want to spend, but I like to think it's worth it:

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It's called the Totes Tabletop Pool Table. There's one available for $26 shipped on eBay right now.

The light bulb is from a very old vanity I bought at the same thrift shop a few days ago for $3; I took it apart to get to its four miniature lightbulbs. I will either use them for lighting my sewer lair that I am increasingly certain I am going to make, or attach them to some wacky device that'll serve as one of Don's inventions.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:41 PM   #166
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Tonight I scored something simple but also, for someone with my nonexistent tools and skills, very valuable: a bunch of wooden flats with grid patterns precut into them.



Each 3X3 flat was a dollar at ye old Mormon thrift shop. Twelve bucks total was a no-brainer.

Should I use them as the floor, to help distinguish it from the plain walls, or use it as a lower portion of the walls to suggest a subway?

Also, I'm thinking light gray for the walls (so that the Turtles pop against its drab, light backdrop) and dark gray for the floor. Thoughts on that?
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:14 PM   #167
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Bought an inner tube meant for a doll, just so's I can kitbash a quarter-scale version of the Sewer Party Tube:



I also recently bought this book light for a buck, thinking it can be part of some wacky invention of Donatello's. (Ignore the fact that I stupidly called it a bookmark).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ4p...ature=youtu.be
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Admittedly, they have the wrong number of fingers for a ninja turtle, but if nothing else they should look cool as additional props on a shelf in the lair.
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