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Tur-FLY-tle Mikey is basically Battle Shell Michelangelo with some arms attached to his belt. 

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The decal on the the front part of the wings was terribly inaccurate.  How hard is it to print out an accurate decal? Apparently too hard for playmates toys. Here is what the decal should have looked like. 
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This image should print out to scale if you want an accurate decal for your Mikey TurFLYtle.  You can also make some paper wings for your battle shell Mikey or Revoltech Mikey.

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Although printing a decal for these wings would be easier, I decided to hand paint the wings.  It's not perfect, and I didn't find a good reference till I was nearly done with this. None the less I think it's a huge improvement. This was the most difficult part of the project. The checker patterns and other details (minus the pizza box logos) were hand painted. The flat paints look much better than a shiny decal also.

The decal for the back of the wings was actually accurate. I went over the edges of the wings matching the colors and patterns.  I also made mods to the head piece such as adding hand made springs, and cutting the band in the back. I added thread to hold it under the knot in the mask. 

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The mask had crooked eyes so I decided to sculpt a new one.  I think subconsciously I was leaning towards the look of the old 80s Mikey while working on this project.  The mask sculpt and colors are closer to the 80s Mikey but while still having the details of the current one, freckles and all.  

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I am not sure what playmates is thinking with their TMNT line. They seem to be aiming these at preschoolers, yet they already have a separate toy line for that. These figures should have a much better sculpt and paint the way many other toy lines do.  These seem far in quality from the 1990 toy line which were much more colorful and detailed.  2015, where is the color? Why does Leo look like a Tonberry?  Why does this 2015 figure look more like a bootleg?

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Kai Baker
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Joined deviant art to display my sketches and mini sculptures as well as custom designed figures and other items.

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Zelgadis55 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Welcome to :icontmnt2012fans: We hope you enjoy the art and stories submitted through this group and we look forward to any you may share with us. Please make sure to read the rules and the folder information before submitting. Most of all, have a great time! :-)

G-Brand Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice works here.
Mayu-Tsuki Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... I'm shocked...
All that figures... do you create them!?!?
I can't believe it!!!
It's amazing!!!!! *o*
AMC666 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I'm interested in a commission of the 4 RGB with cartoon packs. Also light up functions you mentioned, could this be done to a kenner ecto?

FunnyPages Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you have ANY Heavy Rain guys left? I really wanted Norman, but he's sold. T,T..
You should start a shop soon too! Online should be fine!
Baker009 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Sorry no Heavy Rain figs at the moment. I'll see what I can do about creating more in the future.
FunnyPages Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Vertualissimo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fave.
dreco777 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012

Do you sell the custom Dale Cooper figure? If so, how much does it cost?

Baker009 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Sorry, Dale Cooper was a commissioned figure. He is one of a kind and I am not planning on making another one anytime soon.
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