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Cowabunga! My latest project.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Blazer, May 15, 2018.


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  1. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    delinquent.
    I made this guitar a few years ago but never was that satisfied with how it sounded or how it looked, so I decided to give it a complete makeover.

    I re-routed the pickup cavity so it would accept a humbucker, sprayed the thing with a new white base coat and then decided to use a technique I learned in high school to apply some graphics of a series of which I'm a very big fan.
    DSC01402.JPG You rub it in with thinner and keep on rubbing until the paper is gone and if all goes well it'll end up looking like this.
    DSC01405.JPG I might have to re-do the upper image since it went a little flat but I kinda like the worn feel it has.

    Now it's time for me to chow down and it'll be appropriate.
    DSC01404.JPG
     
  2. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    That looks fantastic.
    You appear to have ruined your pizza by adding mushrooms, tho'.:)
     
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  3. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    No, I just love mushroom Pizza, it's my favorite.

    1e05c203eb9ed638eb2478c73324f105--tmnt-mikey-young-justice.
     
  4. Noice! Read the original comics in high school. Had a friend who had some of the first printings of the first few issues.
     
  5. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'm a big fan of the Turtles. Donatello is my fav.

    dons.
     
  6. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I see a couple of interlopers... :)
     
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  7. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Is it going to go green?
     
  8. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Teddy and his entourage graciously allowed the Donatellos access to his domain :p
     
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  9. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    IDW is now reissuing all those old Mirage comics but in hardcover editions, I started collecting them.

    What I love about the Nickelodeon series is that they stick very true to those comics. Showing a darkness that the eighties cartoon series lacked.
    latest?cb=20140923124302.
    Leonardo facing the Shredder in a battle he cannot win, the cartoon following this particular storyline to the letter, Leo's stance isn't the only matching thing with how he was depicted in the comics.
    His defeat also was just as dramatic.
    latest?cb=20150607164459.

    I did some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan art myself.
    karai_and_the_turtles_by_rastasaiyaman-dc8crrc.

    teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles__karai_versus_karai_1_by_rastasaiyaman-dc7inmb.
    teenage_mutant_ninja_turtles__karai_versus_karai_2_by_rastasaiyaman-dc7kgqs.
    These are pages from a fan comic I started called "Karai versus Karai" in which the Nickelodeon version of Karai squares off against her counterpart of the ongoing IDW series.

    You can find the full thing here.
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Karai versus Karai" by RastaSaiyaman on DeviantArt
     
  10. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Wow! Your artwork is impressive!
     
  11. Member8675309

    Member8675309 Banned

    Aug 19, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    YES! Actually looking forward to seeing this!
     
  12. Eekum

    Eekum

    Mar 4, 2013
    I definitely would like to see how this turns out.
     
  13. MotorCityMinion

    MotorCityMinion

    Jun 15, 2017
    I want my 30 seconds back.
     
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  14. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Okay, here you are. And they come with a discount of 45 seconds extra.

     
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  15. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Chicago
    Cowabunga!
     
  16. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Very cool !

    My good friend (and fellow bassist) Andy Kuhn drew the TMNT comics for quite a while (as well as Spider-Man, and a host of others). We go way back to the 90’s when we both lived in Indiana. He had a band called The Fuglee’s.
     
  17. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Well the guitar didn't turn out the way I planned it, so I decided to go the punk rock way.
    punk.

    Then I'm pretty sure you will love what I had Donnie do in my ongoing comic "Karai Versus Karai"

    That comic, inspired by the episode "trans dimensional Turtles" has Karai meeting her counterparts from the other versions of the TMNT franchise. But while arranging all of that, Donatello decided to have one mistake he never got round to fixing finally put right.
    Karai 27.JPG
    Karai 28.JPG
    Karai 29.JPG

    Here's the full comic
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Karai versus Karai" by RastaSaiyaman on DeviantArt
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
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  18. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    I've seen that done w/ glue and sometimes modpodge.Never tried it tho
     

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