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Ok, so I went the long route, but I'm so pleased with the results.
I used plywood on a heavy wood frame (so they won't blow over), and rather than let the spray paint do the aging on the styrofoam bases, toppers and front inner- frames, I prefer to use my heat gun....better control and (IMO) a better "stone" look.

The round shafts on the top are ductwork covered in greatstuff, then shaved off a bit with a sharp knife. The round-ish trim is pipe insulation split down the middle into quarter-slices and glued on.

The pic of the skull is my 1st attempt at sculpting. I used the celluclay, and I'm shocked that I could do something like this...I guess ya don't know until you try, right? ;) The skull is approx. 5 or 6 inches long and maybe 3 inches wide. it's designed to be an ornament inside the frame on the front of the columns. I made a mold of it, so once that's dry I'll start producing 5 more skulls (total of 6 = 3 for each column).

The whole thing can be completely disassembled for easy storage.

Anyway, I think the pics really don't do anything justice, but here they are...
 

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That's a really unique twist on the traditional column. Very nice effect!
 

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Great looking columns! I agree - very unique! :cool:
 

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Thanks folks. Nobody's more surprised than me at the results. :)
 

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Your columns came out great. I also really like the skull. I'm all into jawless skulls this year.
 
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