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At last I started on my build.
this year will be a renewal of my pirate theme from last year but with a few additions.
a real drinking pirate, a talking pirate, a sea monster (aka Kraken) that will gard the cave entrance, and a haunted mermaid (this prop), oh and this year I plan to corpse all my skeletons!

I took a construction beam and distressed it a bit and places it in a angle as bow.

for the mermaid I am using a shop mannequin (top half) and i will rearrange the arms
the tail is constructed out of chicken wire and I will heat shrink plastic over it and hopefully this will give a scale skin look.

at the rear I will construct some wooden ship planks from insulation board

the whole thing will be painted in strong black light sensitive paint






what do you think? would it work?
 

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I am thinking of putting her in a dark corner and that by a PIR switch a blacklight will be lighting her up
 

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Update on the tail
First I heat wrapped plastic sheet over my chicken wire frame to get a base
Then I sprayed glue over this base and glued the bubble wrap over it
After 15 min drying I used my heat gun over it and put a primer over it
I personally like it





 

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Last update for today

My girl is ready for her basecoat
Everything will be painted black and highlights will be added with blacklight paint


 

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Ok, here is the lady, painted and ready.

I will try to take some night pictures later, but I already know that I have to get a second blacklight, the one I have is not strong enough




 

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Ok, here she is in the dark
First thing I noticed, is that I definitely need a second blacklight and I need to highlight the tail more, oh well that is for tomorrow




 

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Awesome!!! I love the strategically placed hair strands! LOL. But she looks amazing! How did you do the boards, with the fake wood grain?
 

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Tnx, it is just made from Styrofoam, just like the tombstones.
The pattern is carved with a pencil and painted
 
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