I had planned some trolls for this week but had a mishap that led to them not getting done. Therefore I am submitting another figure which is based on myth but twisted a bit to steampunk. This is the second figure from Guild of Harmony that I have done, and I am really liking them, they have a lot of character to them. This one is a steampunk version of the Little Mermaid. Myth and steampunk are not the same, but a myth can also be a folk tale, fable, folklore, etc, which would definitely fit Little Mermaid as it is a fairy tale which is a form of folk lore.
On to the figure, I picture her as either just going into the water or just coming out. My initial thought was coming out, but the wife corrected me that the bottom of the skirt and the hair would both be flattened out more if that was the case, so she is going into the water here. I tried a few things new on this figure including a bunch on new glazing techniques, to try and give the impression of the skin showing through a tight wet skirt.
While it looks really good in person, for some reason I can not get the camera to pick up the colours just right and the skin tone doesn’t show up as skin tone in the images, not sure why…
The base is simply a round lipped base that has had the middle cut out and a piece of plasticard glued to the bottom. It was then filled with some depron foam sanded down to be the shore line and covered in sand. I then used some water effects to fill the remainder of the base.