Today for something totally different!
Once you get into the cheap scenery world, you can't leave it so easily, huh? Some weeks ago, a friend unexpectedly gave me away some interesting stuff. Among it all, there was this tiny can of Actimel (it's a kind of liquid yoghurt or stuff like that, rather common in Europe, not really sure about other parts of the world, but for sure you get the idea).
|Not trying to make product placement of any kind|
Well, you see, the interesting part of it is that apparently they made some kind of promotion with a number of different faces. But this one would make a perfect dark, evil idol.
With some DAS putty and a piece of a branch I got from a park I soon came to this...
|Hmm. Nope. Way too tall.|
I had some problems about the crown or whatever I was going to put on the head. Everything I tried was quite over the top, even if I was reducing the shape of it.
|'Over the top' may work for Peter Jackson, but not here|
After some more experiments and a lot of doubts between Aztec or Chinese inspiration for the crown, I finally got this:
|Not really sure about what I did|
Not much to see in that pic. Let's try some colour and texture:
|I pretended this pic to be clarifying|
Then more colour and more texture:
|Now we're getting to somewhere...|
With some vegetation...
|Insert Dr. Jones here|
Scale comparison pic:
|It's Gork! Nay, it's Mork! Nay, none of 'em!!|
Of course it's no big deal, and I could have texturized the stone and put some more effort on it. But given the time invested (just a few hours on the whole, all done using spare minutes between diapers, pacifiers and RealLifetm) and the raw materials, I think it doesn't work that bad!
But the real problem comes now, you may have forseen it: What am I doing with this lonely piece? Now I need a jungle board or something!
Ahh, life's so hard...