Hello, again. It’s been a week or two since I last made a thread on how I was schemin on a gopher turtle shell in the yard and since then, I’ve redone it. Quiche had a gripe last time I put the other turtle shell together that it should’ve been green, so I decided I’d give his way a try. Take a look.
First, soaked it in some hot water and scrubbed it with a tooth brush to remove dirt and other debris. Yes, I do have kittahs.
A big chunk fell off in the cleaning process, which goes back on with a good quality adhesive.
All cleaned up:
Dried and then sprayed with primer
I decided to go green for this shell
After the green dries I flip it over and do the underside yellow like the Koopa Troopa theme. Most turtles/tortoises have a pale yellow underside anyway.
And lastly, what Koopa Troopa shell is complete without it’s trademark shell pattern?
Came out pretty good, I’d say! The gopher turtle’s shell where the plates all meet already had the koopa troopa pattern, all I did once it was painted was take a black sharpie marker and trace the creases in the shell. I’m convinced Miyamoto and design crew used the gopher turtle shell for the koopa troopas now.
The paint I used was from the auto parts store, cost about $5.50 a can but was worth it for the high gloss look you get. It’s also rated at 500 degrees! Take that added plus however you will.