If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s all here… we’ve finally caught glimpse of the new Logo, which looks Very nice, and we’ve been treated to peeks of April, some well-known co-workers, trampolines and Three of our Mo-Capped Turtles in a wicked bad situation. I just had to pull away from FCBD stuff to share this – It’s comin’ out of the woodwork!
–>> Tokka tries to keep personal projects posted on GGM to a minimum ( but he also swore he’d stop talkin’ about himself in the 3rd person years ago as well ), but you TMNT fan-folks may appreciate this more than most.
This custom hoodie was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one o’ Mirage Studio’s most popular story arcs in TMNT history; and the final one that put an end to the original Volume one of the Mirage Turtles FOREVER : “City at WAR“.
Ripped from an old t-shirt .. the classic “C.A.W.” logo features on the front, and one the back the iconic Eastman & Laird image a vicious Shredder Elite choking the life out of one of the warring Foot Soldiers. One of the most memorable panels from TMNT v.1 #50.
The Hoodie goes up a tad small when the hood is actually pulled up over my noggin, but it’s not to bad. “Blood”,”ooze” , street grime & spray, Three-toed dragon symbol stencil, and some very worn battle-wrapping around the arms pay a small nod to the Shredder Elite Guards themselves.
–>> Comic & storyboard artist, stage-actor, voice artist, & professional model maker : Scott Williams.
An illustrator for **Vincent Ferrante’s Witch Hunter comics, double-time work as storyboardist & VA on MTV’s Daria, a tiny bit more of VA highlights in Scott’s repertoire include MTV’s CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH, video games such as Pokémon, & of coarse the 4kids series TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES as the brilliant, grandiose, over-the-top creator of the Mouser Robots BAXTER STOCKMAN.
Scott provided the truest, most FREAKISH elements of Baxter from the original MIRAGE comics & ran with them. Not only proving just how horrible and insane Baxter really could be, but even giving Baxter a humorous backbone that often counter-balanced the darker tone of the whole series, even at times allowing BAXTER to steal the whole show !! No matter just how many times Shredder & the Turtles cut him down to size, LITERALLY .. Dr.Bax always came back more frightening and disturbing than ever before !! By far in Tokka’s top 3 incarnations of the character.
Any variety of puzzle-saver glue or MODGE PODGE should suffice !!
The principles of the lenticular puzzle pieces are of a more ridged plastic than the standard cardboard jigsaw puzzle. Once a lenticular puzzle is completed, at least at this scale and with this many number of pieces ..you can carefully flip the completed puzzle over. A larger number of pieces in a lenticular puzzle, that may require additional assistance or flipping tricks to turn that type of puzzle over.
Once the sealer had been coated on the back of the puzzle a few times, simple matting and framing was implemented with a background of Nick TMNT gift-wrap under the puzzle. You don’t have to do this obviously, it’s just what i did to add to the visual theme of the puzzle. Again i did not laminate the front to keep the original 3d effect of the puzzle. Sealing the front could potentially ruin the effect.
The puzzle in this particular frame is a little tight. You have to use the sealant carefully as if you use to much and/or unevenly .. it can warp a puzzle. I may have done that slightly to this puzzle, i’m not sure. Still i managed to get the piece to fit in the frame. YOU WANT THE PUZZLE TO BE AS FLAT AS WHEN YOU ORIGINALLY FINISHED IT WHEN SEALING WITH THE PUZZLE SAVER.
The completed effect is a unique and cool looking piece of 3D wall art !!