Chris Palmer After completing my mermaid tail arch from a air of mermaid dolls from the local Dollar Tree store, last month, a lot fof olks asked what I planned to do with the left over mermaid top-halves. I considered this as something of a challenge, and so set about thinking about possible terrain projects to make from partially naked plastic doll halves.
Inspired by the cover of the Ghost Archipelago cover, featuring a band of heroes facing off against a band of snakemen natives, I got the idea to make one of the doll halves into some sort of snake-man goddess idol.
With lizard in hand, I began to construct my snakeman goddess idol. I began by cutting down an old CD, and hot-gluing a piece of pine bark mulch to it to serve as a base. I then cut the head of the lizard, and pulled the head off the doll. I had to cut the neck of the doll down a little to fit the lizard head, but once things looked good I glued the lizard head in place with a liberal amount of hot-glue to help fill any gaps and blend the shape to the body. I then hot-glued the torso to the hunk of mulch and glued the arms into a satisfactory position.
When all the Milliput was dry, I gave the piece a spray with Krylon Camouflage with Fusion “Flat Black” spray paint to act as a primer. And when that was dry, I sprayed the idol with some stone textured spray paint.