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Old 08-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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TMNT Classic General Traag & Granitor - finished!

Finally got these 2 done...



As tricky as these 2 were to make, they were also a lot of fun - and I learnt a few new tricks!

General Traag:







Traag was made from a Marvel Legends Thing with movie Thing arms. The headsculpt was done from scratch, and the shoulders, crotch, hips and boots were all sculpted. The belt is leather, and his chest emblem is styrene.
Much of the stone texture I sculpted on the lower body was done with an engraving pen - a real timesaver, and easier than sculpting each individual stone!

Granitor:







Granitor was a much bigger challenge - he's almost fully sculpted, for a start. The body is a Spider-Man line Juggernaut - I was planning to use much the same recipe as Ray H. used for his awesome Granitor, but deviated quite a bit... The arms & legs are from a DCSH Darkseid. I was playing around with them, thinking they'd be suitable since they're cast in the right colour, and the shoulders were huge - enough for me to sculpt Granitor's protrusions, and keep most of the articulation. In a rare display of serendipity, the Darkseid parts fit into the Juggernaut torso & crotch perfectly, with no modding! I also built new elbow & wrist joints out of styrene to maximise the movement, as I was losing the bicep swivel & the original arms only had swivel wrists.

He's fully sculpted - I put a layer of putty down, roughly shaped it and let it cure. Then I went in with a variety of knives and carved the final shape. This gives a much more effective rocky look than if I'd just sculpted it, as I'm not great at that kind of stuff. Again, the belt is leather and his medal is styrene.







The weapons are cobbled together from random guns with bits of styrene stuck on. I also gave Traag the weather grenade he used in his first appearance - it's only about 5mm in diameter and painting it was a HUGE pain in the arse...
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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Oh my GOD. These are freakin' fabulous. Wow. Whoa. Yowza. If only we got Classics like these! Damn. I really would love having them on the shelf.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Pretty awesome work. If you put them on eBay, please be sure to let us know!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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Wow, those are fab! They'd make a welcome addition in anybody's collection. Very good work!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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Oh my GOD. These are freakin' fabulous. Wow. Whoa. Yowza. If only we got Classics like these! Damn. I really would love having them on the shelf.
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Wow, those are fab! They'd make a welcome addition in anybody's collection. Very good work!
Thanks dudes! I tried to get them as close to the cartoon models as possible - I think Granitor was a little more successful in that respect...

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Pretty awesome work. If you put them on eBay, please be sure to let us know!
Unfortunately these won't be going on ebay - they were commissioned by one of my Ninja Turtle-lovin' regulars!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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The best customs of these 2 buy far, great job!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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Yep, these are awesome!
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #8
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Amazing stuff, the technique you used for Granitor is very effective. Absolute perfect
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #9
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freakin awesome work Discogod, the word "Epic" for these 2 customs would be an understatement.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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These both look fantastic! Definitely the best customs of General Traag and Granitor I've seen. The chiseled look on Granitor fits perfectly. Looks as though he lept right off the screen. And I like how General Traag is holdng the "TOTAL CHAOS" weather-maker. Would like to see how these 2 scale next to the TMNT classics. Awesome work!
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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Awesome! Pure, unadulterated, awesome.

The weather maker is a nice touch.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:42 PM   #12
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Wow! really well done.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #13
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Excellent work. They look perfect.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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Oh so fresh.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:13 PM   #15
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Holy cannoli! These look gorgeous, and as always I love the wip photos as well.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #16
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Nice Job! They look great!
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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These are perfect!
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #18
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How long does it take you to make something like this? Do you use a cast of any sort? Just curious.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:31 AM   #19
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They both look fantastic! How much do your commissions generally cost?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:08 AM   #20
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Im in awe, these are brilliant
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