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This is something I've wanted to tackle for a few years now, especially since the Mini Mutant Turtles came out. I had a few extra Turtles lying around from buying multiple packs for the different baddies, and my Dremel was out of commission for a few days, so I figured I'd get on it since I couldn't work on my NJC figures.


Vanilla pose



I could have gotten the kick higher



Good range in the head. You can't really tell from the angle, but he's looking down quite a bit



Showing off the ankle articulation



Height comparison. He's right at 3.75", so perfect height for today's 4"ers


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The BnB ankles are too skinny for the Turtles' typical build, so I decided to experiment. For larger ankles I yanked the lower arms from a Serpentor, plugged the hands into the elbow peg, and then chopped off the forearm right below the hinge, and then the hand right at the peg. Sounds weird, but check the WIP pic for what the heck I'm trying to explain:





I then (after my Dremel was back up) hollowed out the foot to accept the piece of hand so that the feet would be able to function like a 25th Joe foot, only with the swivel below the hinge instead of above [see above pic]. The rest was just sculpting and painting. He did have articulation in his waist up until I did the belt. I couldn't find a stretchy material that was the right width, so I ended up using a folded piece of box tape. The articulation is still there, but the tape doesn't give like rubber or soft plastic.



Base body = any BnB wrestler

Head, feet = TMNT Mini Mutants

Scabbards = ROC Storm Shadow, modified to fit two long swords

Swords = 25th Storm Shadow



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He looks great. Until I saw the comparison pics I thought it was a much larger figure. Awesome work.

Actually, since he used a "Mini Mutants" head, I at first thought it was a smaller figure.


Yeah, I should have probably said something like "if I didn't know better, I'd think it was a much larger figure", which is to say it has great detail and articulation for a smaller scale. I'm not too familiar with the Mini Mutant Turtles. I've heard about them, I think they're found at dollar stores but I've never seen them. Everything looks in scale tho and its a great figure.

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