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Herbert West
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2013, 08:56:47 am »

And I put the finishing touches on ol' Krusty tonight, and I confess I'm quite pleased with how it came out. Many layers of craft paint washes and drybrushings, white glue and some doll hair I had left over from an old project.

I hope the customer finds it acceptible. Now to fill out a Miskatonic ID tag.











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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2013, 12:47:04 pm »

It looks believable!  Nicely done.
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2013, 01:04:05 pm »

It looks believable!  Nicely done.

I think is't a cover up. Herbert West found a real mermaid and is now making this build to cover up the find. First a picture of a model sceleton with a wire fishtail. Then a picture of that, covered with aluminium foil and tape. Next a coat of paint and than a picture of the real mermaid!  Wink

Awesome build sir.
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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2013, 01:11:22 pm »

It looks believable!  Nicely done.

I think is't a cover up. Herbert West found a real mermaid and is now making this build to cover up the find. First a picture of a model sceleton with a wire fishtail. Then a picture of that, covered with aluminium foil and tape. Next a coat of paint and than a picture of the real mermaid!  Wink

Awesome build sir.

That would explain it!
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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2013, 08:09:10 pm »

Oh horrid! - I think it has woodworm on its head!  I am sure that your client will love it.
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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2013, 11:55:12 pm »

I considered crumpling up some painted tissue and stuffing it into the eyes sockets, but that would probably be too disgusting. I'm already worried that my customers wife might not let it in the house. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2013, 01:47:10 am »

Nice.

You haven't shown us the other end, though.
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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2013, 11:37:28 pm »

It's truly dreadful. Well done!  But I think you are quite right to be worried about your client's wife.  I would not have that thing within a mile -- it looks as if it might start creeping any minute . . .
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« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2013, 07:10:40 am »

Nice.

You haven't shown us the other end, though.


Ah, an oversight on my part. I'll ask the customer if they could snap a photo for me.

Thankfully the wife wasn't a problem, as she thought it was quite amazing. They're now shopping around for a properly sized display case. Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2013, 05:15:33 am »

My mermaid turned out a little different:

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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2013, 05:43:52 am »

Ohhh you caught a big one!
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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2013, 11:32:53 am »

Very nice job Smiley seeing all the steps was fascinating, and the end product is completely believable, much more humane than sewing together a monkey and a fish too Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2014, 05:57:29 am »

I wasn't totally satisfied with my previous results, so I gave the old girl a makeover. Redid the dorsal fin, removed some of the excess "skin" from around her wrists, completely rebuilt the tail, and added eyes and fangs. Also touched up the skin where some of the paint had flaked off.

 Quite happy with the results, as is her owner.

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