creating a TMNT(Toddler Mutant Ninja Turtle) shell for Nephew

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  1. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    So my 5 year old Nephew is a big Turtle fan this Saturday is his Birthday so : Time to Build a shell and possible nunchaku (Mikey) is is favorite
    My progress over last two nights
    Pattern Drawn out
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    Full oval cut out then cut pattern to create definition
    (just razor cut so far)
    rough cut.jpg
    sanded the piece for some roundness
    sanded smooth.jpg
    Shaped the main piece then shaped and glued on the raised bits
    before gluing on the raised pieces added nylon backpack straps
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    Resin coated with a 2 part plastic casting resin
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    First coat of Color after a bright primer coat
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    Added a belt loop to back of shell to hold the lower belt, Didn't want to glue it in place


    a few more coats of paint and a bit of detail
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    patterned.jpg

    rough cut.jpg

    sanded smooth.jpg

    shaped.jpg

    resin.jpg

    first color.jpg

    first weathering layer.jpg
     
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  2. Grimwood

    Grimwood Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow this is great! I'm sure your nephew is going to love it!!
     
  3. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    ok so got home late last 2 nights so I only got the nunchaku done PLastic Chain and Pipe insulation wrapped in fabric

    a close up of start
    beginingChuk.jpg

    base all together
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    Weapons and Shell (Only the mask and belt to finish)
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  4. Yoda

    Yoda New Member

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    Finalized weathering on shell sewed on velcro to created the belt and made the older sister a weapon to defend herself from her younger brother
    final weathering.jpg

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  5. the Squeeesh

    the Squeeesh New Member

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    If only I had this when I was 5, I had to settle for just belting a pillow to my back lol.
     

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