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Lord Dave - The Drinking Pirate Halloween Prop
Used a "Barney" skeleton so I could hide the tubing inside the arm. Also put a "poseable" steel rod in his arm for strength. Changed the "Barney skull" to a "bucky" skull because the Barney head looked way too big.
I made the mistake of using roofing tar to seal the barrel, and after 3 weeks it still hadn't dried. So I scraped out all the roofing tar and fiber glassed the inside of the tub. Skeleton is treated with Minwax Gel stain so it was waterproof. And the costume was $6 kids pirate outfit at Target from last year and was shred and "dirtied".
Very pleased with the end result of the whole thing.
Not realizing that the temperature was going to reach 112 degrees in Los Angeles today ... Dave "the pirate" was going "soft" in the sun ... so he has been relocated to my atrium (which is indoors and shaded) where he will live and stay cool ALL YEAR ROUND NOW!
My wife is not happy about it ... but he is our new family member.