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Old 02-20-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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Nick Turtles Finally Completed w/Weapons

It's been well over a year since I painted the turtles (you can view the pics without the weapons here: http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/sho...2&postcount=25), but I kept having issues with the paint on the weapons rubbing off. So, I put them on the back burner, and finally got around to finishing them.

I also darkened the purple on Donatello.










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Old 02-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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Love what you did with the skin tone.
I also had problems with the paint rubbing off on the weapons when I did mine. End up using markers and sealing them and then just pretty much leaving them alone...for a very very long time. That seemed to work
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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Great color distinctions ! I especially like the more olive green on Donny.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:38 AM   #5
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they look great!
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:39 AM   #6
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Wow, how cool! You did a great job I really like the colors.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:30 AM   #7
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They look fantastic. Well done man!
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:47 AM   #8
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Loving these dude. They look awsome!
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:23 AM   #9
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These are the most amazing customs I've ever seen, sincerely. So amazed by these.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:23 AM   #10
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They look beautiful.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:58 AM   #11
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Great paint job! Seeing these awesome customizations makes me love these figures more and more. I like what you did with the shell. Great job!
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:42 AM   #12
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Thanks, for the positive feedback, everyone!

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Love what you did with the skin tone.
I also had problems with the paint rubbing off on the weapons when I did mine. End up using markers and sealing them and then just pretty much leaving them alone...for a very very long time. That seemed to work
I'm a big fan of the skin tones the original toys had, and just had to paint these figs using them.

Yeah, I tried sealing them after painting them, but it didn't work . So, I had to coat them with super glue. Not exactly what I wanted to do, but it worked.

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These are the most amazing customs I've ever seen, sincerely. So amazed by these.
I really appreciate the compliment, hitmonkey. After working on these for hours upon hours to get the skin tones I was happy with, doing dry-brushing and washes to bring out all the details in the sculpts, and trying to figure out a way to eliminate paint rub on the weapons, it's nice to know someone thinks so highly of the results of my work.

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Great paint job! Seeing these awesome customizations makes me love these figures more and more. I like what you did with the shell. Great job!
Thanks, Pagong! These figures really are awesome. I can't praise the sculpts enough. Painting them really helps bring out all the details in the sculpts that you don't really get with the factory paint job. The person that sculpted these really did an amazing job.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #13
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Out of all the repaints of the Nick turtles, these are by far my favourites. Love the colours used, love the smoothness, love that you didn't go overboard with washes... They're perfect.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:23 PM   #14
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Out of all the repaints of the Nick turtles, these are by far my favourites. Love the colours used, love the smoothness, love that you didn't go overboard with washes... They're perfect.
I take this as an awesome compliment coming from someone of your caliber. Thanks, man!
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:03 PM   #15
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Paint jobs look awesome. I think Mikey looks the best. The weapons look extra sweet. Never was a fan of swapping Leo and Don's head, but non the less, they all look great.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:52 AM   #16
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These look fantastic. I really love the color matching you did to the '88 line, and as Discogod said, I like that you didn't go overboard with the washes.

Excellent work. Be proud of these.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:23 PM   #17
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Thanks, for the kind words, guys!
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:34 PM   #18
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Really great work! First customs I've ever seen that would actually be worth the ridiculous price I've seen some being sold for on eBay.


...I wonder what other head swaps would work for these turtles....
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:14 PM   #19
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Really great work! First customs I've ever seen that would actually be worth the ridiculous price I've seen some being sold for on eBay.


...I wonder what other head swaps would work for these turtles....
Thanks, man!

Yeah, I decided on a price that I wouldn't have a problem with letting them go at. I'm not really trying to sell them right away, but if they sell, cool. If they don't, no biggie. Though, I would come down on the price if someone wanted to do it through PayPal instead of ebay, since I wouldn't have to pay the ebay fees. Not to mention there's some wiggle room for what I would let them go for. Hence the "Best Offer" option.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:49 AM   #20
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I love these! Planning on doing the same thing myself. What do you use for paints? I have a ton of Citadel around from my 40K hobbying; I wanted to at least do some washes and paint the weapons.
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