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Back to working on the temple dio. In the movie, the statue of Kali is wearing a skirt made of severed human arms. I made the arms out of Fimo and threaded them onto a string before baking them.

 

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Skirt assembled:

 

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Great to see this project is still ongoing!

Yeah, had a bad year so haven't had the chance to work on anything, but things are cool now.

 

I've been adding detail to the columns and entablture. I bought some elephant-shaped beads at Hobbycraft and moulded them in liquid latex, then cast them in PVA glue. They glue into the niches on the entablature to make a bit of detail.

 

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A few updates on the temple. I made the altar out of balsa wood. The pegs are there to hold the Kali statue in place.

 

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Statue fixed to the altar. The legs are hollow, so I cut holes in the heels and inserted the pegs into the legs for extra strength.

 

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Temple starting to come together:

 

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Skull and snake:

 

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Finally spray-painted the Kali statue. It needs another coat and I still have to add the headress, but it's starting to look like something now.

 

The skull was taken from a plastic skeleton I got free with the Indiana Jones comic. I modded it with Milliput to get it to look more like Kali.

 

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A few details on the Kali statue. I made the severed head she's holding by casting the head of a Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Little John figure. Instead of moulding it in latex like usual I just pressed the face into a piece of plastercine and filled it with plaster. It worked fine and took half the time.

 

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Then I scuplted the hair in air-drying clay.

 

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Some temple architecture. I made one of the buttresses out of air-drying clay, made a mould of it from liquid latex and cast it in plaster.

 

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Also been working on the stage. The square panels are made from greyboard, except for the ones on the curved section, which are made from foam. Then I made the rock detail with paper machine and filler. Unfortunately, the spray can I was going to use to paint it has clogged up, so I have to buy another one.

 

I've also added Kali's head-dress, but it also needs painting.

 

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