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Ok, so first attempt at corpsing a skelly. I started with a Wally I have from a few years ago ($40 at walgreens), and used the Stiltbeast method

Its not quite done yet, but I'm liking the effect so far. Didn't take too many pictures as I was going through the process, but best advice: TAKE IT SLOW... don't rush.

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Here's my test run of the stain (Not Gel Stain, just basic MinWax wood stain)


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No dry brushing done yet, just the first coat of stain on the front...
(I don't have the first one done, and i'm already thinking about how I can improve and what to change for the 2nd skelly.)

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Here's more pics, including my second Skelly.

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I think it looks Great. I experimented with "SAW DUST" over various types of glue.
Contact cement, elmers. Not bad
 

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On my first one I just slopped the MinWax on there and didn't look back. I used the normal wood stain, Red Mahogany. Turned out pretty dang good, he still looks juicy.

Yours looks great too. More of a "skin" look than mine.
 

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well done. looks sick!
 

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I believe it is oil based.

I'm finding that with these guys, they have a bit of a barbecued look to them, not sure if that is just because of how heavy the stain was laid on, or what... I'm hoping when I dry brush that it lightens them up a bit... OP updated with new pics too.
 
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