Michelangelo TMNT Skin for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

Anyone who had a significant portion of their early childhood in the late 80s or early 90s is almost morally obligated to love this skin.  Hawkstormer’s rendition of Michelangelo from the series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT for short) is awesome in its accuracy.  It can be found here on its PlanetMinecraft page.

The colors in this skin match the original Ninja Turtle nicely (or Hero Turtle, for those of you viewing from the UK).  Most Minecraft skins have a certain disconnect from the character or creature they are attempting to portray for obvious blocky reasons, but this one just seems to work perfectly.  Furthermore – if you’re one of our particularly crafty readers, you might have gotten this idea already – you could have the entire band of Ninja Turtles running around with a simple skin edit!  Just swap out some colors and voila!


Installing the Skin


For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.


For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:


  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.


Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.  Which Ninja Turtle is your favorite?  Comment below and let us know!

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