Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Late in the ball game but I'm putting a thing or two together and trying to have some new things by Columbus Day. With 2 kids and a love for a certain football team that's bent on providing me endless grief again this season - venturing into the garage has been a task.
The new figure will pose with a (throat slash\off with your head) hand gesture. Once again hands purchased from http://www.ghostride.com/. Repainted in a bruised, raw & weathered look.
Thick wire was cut and pierced through the fingers to allow the digits to bend and hold shape.
Both hands were originally straight at the wrist like the one holding the skull.
The "pointing hand" was cut at the wrist on an angle. A long wire was placed through the separated pieces to hold them together and Great Stuff was used to fill in the missing chunk of wrist. Excess foam was than cut & sanded down to complete the hands downward angle at the wrist.
I really have the urge to make this into the murderous Lady Van Tassel instead of the Western Woods Crone but it may prove too difficult. The Crone is filthy and inaccuracies are easily hidden by painting on decay and rot much like I did when creating The Horseman.

Also arriving today... the first dress I ever purchased for myself. A proud moment for sure. The dress is a real beauty -Black crushed panne and red satin. A Gothic vampire 18th century number - $80 (ouch) after 20% off.
A real shame....what I'm about to do to it. Tears, Great Stuff and texture spray paint.

1 comment:

The Frog Queen said...

Gotta love the Ghost Ride hands, have several sets in my yard :)

Very cool prop, I really like the way that you adjusted the hands. We have some old hands of theirs on our gravedigger and I have to drilll screws throught the fingers onto the shovel to get them to look like they are gripping.

Might want to give the wire a try.