Friday, December 20, 2013

Blast from the Past #696: Sketchbook page 41, another sketch of proposed "fifth Turtle:

Here on page 41 of the sketchbook, I tried again to come up with an interesting look for the proposed "fifth Turtle", this time incorporating a utility belt kind of thing, and a new type of weapon -- a chain with two weighted ends. I think there is a traditional martial arts weapon that looks like this, but I cannot recall at the moment what the name of that weapon is. -- PL


  1. Cool concept design. This would probably be my preferred design if the movie and this came into recent light.

    The weapon is also called a kusari-fundo, correct me if I'm wrong, which is actually pretty awesome.

  2. If I recall correctly from my TMNT & Other Strangeness RPG days, that weapon, a chain with two weights on the ends is called a Manrika Gusari.

    Ahh pouch covered utility belts over the shoulder, how 90's!

    Really enjoy the Blog Peter. TMNT for life.