Hello Everybody, straight off I will apologise for what seems like a bad joke, but the recipient of my next design does like the Italian delicacy…A Lot! I am referring to Michaelangelo, the youngest of the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and indeed he has a love for Pizza. He loves it so much that during one episode of the cartoon series he had to be hypnotized to reject it, though the hypnotic suggestion was removed by the end of the story! Many of you will be familiar with Mikey as the Turtle with the catchphrases and Nunchucks, however, today I upgrade his arsenal too. So here is my next design, this is Michaelangelo…
This saber is based off the Leonardo Lightsaber hilt so is similar but as mentioned elsewhere the hilts are colour coded so the Turtle siblings don’t argue about which saber belongs to which Ninja. There is enough discord because Mikey is the fastest and most agile member of the four and he does like to remind Raphael about the fact while outmaneuvering him. Mikey is so good at gymnastics because Splinter, the Turtles’ mentor, has to reprimand him for lack of focus (sounds like a young Anakin!) and make him do extra practice. This is unfortunate as Mikey was described as the “turtle with the most raw talent”. So because Mikey easily gets distracted I made sure his saber was distinct, nice and Orange, that should get his attention..
Well, from Mikey’s reaction above I’ll take that to mean he like his new weapon, and as a bonus there is a youngling version of this hilt too, but Mikey might be tempted to use it as a PIZZA CUTTER!
I guess the youngling saber could be used to serve pizza with 😀 Anyway, I’m afraid all this talk of food and sabers has made me hungry and reminded me I need to get back to work designing! This means I have to bring this post to an end but Id like to say thanks to all of you for calling in today, I appreciate the support. Please come back for future posts to see the remaining TMNT series hilts and my MotoGP inspired designs, I’d be glad to see you all again. Till next time.
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