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MUTANT TURTLE 'R' by tdm-studios MUTANT TURTLE 'R' by tdm-studios
I love TMNT since back in the days when they where a black & white comic. I always though the concept was awesome. Throughout the years I've always wondered what it would be like to do a live action TMNT but not the bubbly round guys that originated from the animation, but a more realistic concept. Well anyways, here is my vision of a mutant turtle. I still have a lot of work to do but it's coming along. This will most likely become a resin kit when done.

Tom
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MUTANT TURTLE "R" by ~tdm-studios ( Featured by Thebuild )
:iconhipsterslothstudios:
HipsterSlothStudios Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
if michael bays new tmnt movies turtles are gonna look like this, then ill watch it.
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:iconuratz-studios:
Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I want a resin kit of this. is it done?
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:iconwildarius:
WILDarius Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
This is phenomonal! Incredible work. What material do you use to sculpt/mold with?
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:iconrhcp-fan75:
RHCP-FAN75 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Will this ever be finished? It needs to be
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:iconstrovecos:
strovecos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so, sorry if this is a stupid question, did you ever finish this?
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:iconnotalentbutloveofart:
Kick a%# man. I wish they would do a more realistic version this. Love the work.
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:iconcrash1973:
crash1973 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just so frigging cool and amazing great job
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:iconnopurposenaji:
NoPurposeNaji Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Doesn't look very turtle-y. In fact, reminds me a bit of Garrus from Mass Effect.
That's only in terms of design however....that sculpt is beautifully done.
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:iconn-b0mb:
n-b0mb Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
He looks like he could star in Unreal or Gears. Kick-ass.
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:iconyazura-chan:
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What clay did you use my friend? :) i want to get into sculptintg myself. ^^ great work btw.
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:icontdm-studios:
tdm-studios Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I used super sculpey "firm", the gray stuff. Less translucent and pretty stiff.
[link]

Thanks

Tom
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:iconyazura-chan:
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] oh this stuff! :?

:) is this the ight one?
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:icontdm-studios:
tdm-studios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
yeap. that's the good stuff.
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:iconyazura-chan:
Yazura-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: im starting with super sculpey atm. Apparently alot of people use that clay alot. But i will try the firm clay soon :)
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:iconcobrawars:
cobrawars Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I so would buy a resin cast of this from you.
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:iconwabi777:
wabi777 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing! favs you're really talented!!!
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:iconsuperhippieman:
superhippieman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OOOHHHH this is an amazing modern interpretation!
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:iconhulkgoro:
hulkgoro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
thats looking great
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:iconharkon72:
Harkon72 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
TNMT is a fantastic concept indeed for you can go in many directions. I really like that Raphael you sculpted here, found it by chance over at the Clubhouse.
I really hope you kit it one day, I would be definitely in for a copy.
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:iconharkon72:
Harkon72 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
My friend Shane ordered two copies, one for him and one for me.
Can't wait to see it in person!
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:iconadolfo:
adolfo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! The amount of detail is amazing!
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:iconoldskoolpervrt:
OldSkoolPervrt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Speechless....WOW
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:iconmonsters247:
monsters247 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
i heard michel bey is going to diret it which may lead to a bad thing becuz of transformers and i also heard its coming out in 2012
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:iconrhcp-fan75:
RHCP-FAN75 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Will you ever post any pics of the finished product?
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:iconkrnbboyj:
krnbboyj Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
wow!
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:icondrasgow:
drasgow Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
did this ever become a kit? it's amazing.
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:iconjurneejakes:
jurneejakes Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Would you be opposed to this being used as a reference for a piece of drawn artwork?
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:iconmikedastardly:
MikeDastardly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
hey i was wondering did you ever finish this scuplt? if so it would be great to see the finished version what you have here so far is awesome
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:iconanithe:
Anithe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
That is one awesome ninja turtle!
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:iconscribblefox:
ScribbleFox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
I would love to purchase a cast of this sculpture when he's finished. He's be so awesome to paint!! :D
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:iconwitchdoct3r:
WitchDoct3r Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
tmnt is bad az this is very nicely done
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:iconereezmartinez:
ereezmartinez Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
where's this finished work?
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:iconjknight0:
JKnight0 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
AMAZNG!!!!!absolutely wonderful work. I'd love to see you do a set of all four turtles and Splinter.
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:iconmotux:
motux Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
The best, hope someone sees it and do a TMNT movie the right way.
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:iconrockerben143:
rockerben143 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The concept is awesome... it looks like he met a really bad fight though with that prosthetic left leg. LOL! Amazing.
Can't wait for your concept on bebop and rocksteady. :)
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Slippery-Frog Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
So this is what it would have looked like if he had been a snapping turtle.
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:iconaayaros:
Aayaros Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Fucker, nice work bro
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:iconkingtzk:
KingTZK Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done
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:iconthegrayhoodie:
thegrayhoodie Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
thats amazing. beautiful work!
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:iconcam-sama:
Cam-sama Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Filmographer
This is awesome. If you are going for a more realistic look, will you include a slit of red near the eyes? Just curious...
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:iconalufblufunk:
alufblufunk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is freakin' awesome!
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barghest4 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Holy crap...I can't say I was ever a huge fan (only really watched the cartoons as a kid), but I did always wonder what a 'real' version of a mutant turtle would look like, and nothing in my imagination was even close to this. Fantastic stuff...I would seriously love to see these guys in a live action film!
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KatBunFu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
<3 I love the concept, I love it. I love how the shell is broken, I love how scales pop out here and there. The face is a little odd, but dear me. I just love this piece.
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gabi007 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
This Is FUCKING AWSOME!!!! I want already to see it finished
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:icontastybedsore:
tastybedsore Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
fuck yeah dude! this is amazing!!!
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:iconnickvolcom:
nickvolcom Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
I Want One!! Soooo Awesome!!
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:icontylordirden2002:
tylordirden2002 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
awesome!
great work - great concept,
i like your vision - due i still like if you have kept the head band they were wearing - it's the "ninja" part of them, besides the weapons,
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:iconpietroigor:
Pietroigor Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
AWESOME!!!
:D
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:iconstewcio:
Stewcio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
nice. very very nice. turtle fan myself. and yes this realistic version can be fun loving too. how can you not look like this after an accident with toxic ooze and decide to save the very city that caused it without a sense of humor? keep it goin.
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:iconthebrianhamilton:
thebrianhamilton Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thatd be awesome if they did a movie where all the creatures look legitly mutated
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