Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I feel like these took forever to finish, but here's what I've been up to: painting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Heroclix!


I've wanted decent miniatures of these guys for a long time.  The old Dark Horse figures are somewhat hard to come by and can be rather expensive on Ebay, so when Heroclix recently put out a set based on TMNT, I had to to jump on it.  I'm pretty happy with these guys. I tried to paint each one's skin with slightly different greens for variety.  I debated painting the bandanas different colors but decided to go with the classic red.  I used this Kevin Eastman illustration for inspiration.




Here's how they looked when I got them. 


I pinned them onto Secret Weapon "Town Square" bases.  I like these bases for superhero-type figures in general and sewer manhole covers really sealed the deal for the Turtles.



I thought I would also share that I played a really fun Land of the Lost themed game using Golgo Island rules and the Sleestak and "Pakuni" miniatures you may remember from my past blog entries. (I can't believe I painted these Sleestaks all the way back in 2014.)  Good times.


I hope to post again soon.  Stay Tuned.

9 comments:

  1. Cowabunga! Lovely paint jobs, I like the rich but simple colour scheme and the subtle variations of green skin you used to individualize them (rather than the cartoony coloured headbands!).

    I have a set of the 80's Dark Horse figures and honestly, while they're cool and have historical interest... These are great sculpts.

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    1. Thanks! Have you painted your Dark Horse figs? I'd love to see them.

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    2. They're, ah... in The Pile :/

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  2. Wonderful work! I'm glad I found your blog (via Allison M.) because you have many beautiful miniatures here. (I love the fact that you've been painting up some of those old Heritage miniatures.)

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I'm glad to see you following.

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  3. Amazing paintjob Menace! Loving the different tones of green you applied for each of the turles! Doing these Eastman TMNTs justice!

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  4. These look fantastic. Care to share your skin colour recipes? I'm looking for some variation in skin tones for my own and these are nice and subtle.

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    1. Hey, thanks! I can't say for sure what my exact recipes were. I started with Grass Green and Olive Green Reaper paints. From there depending on the figure I added a little blue, brown, or yellow. I tried to make Michelangelo more blue-green, and Donatello a more dull olive-green, Raphael a little more yellow-green, and Leonardo more of a regular or bright green.

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