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ceramic skull liberated from yard art.
playmobile pirate cave
wooden base w/white glue texture
plastic wooden wheel
expanding spray foam
hot glue
screws, nails, chain, metal hook

throne:
wooden dowel, wooden blocks
spawn skulls
plastic door and structure bits

dollar tree plants
wooden scrap

Halloween display skulls
IJ snakes


This dio came about when I got the idea to make a phantom custom for the boss fight figure contest. I had a few days before my figure came in so I looked around for how I would photo it. I saw the skull cave in my search for reference images and remembered the ceramic skull out in my wife's flower/junk/art.

At first I just painted the skull to look like stone. then I realized the skull was set high in most pics with an entrance under it. I had the playmobile pirate cave in my never use pile. The skull on it was way too cartoonish for this project.

I got the idea to cut out the cartoon skull and insert the ceramic piece. That was a challenge and it made the whole structure very top heavy. Only then did I mount it to a large piece of wood.

I couldn't be more happy with this project. I love it and I hope to use it on other projects that require a throne or cave back ground. There are tons of little details, more than I can remember. A whole lot of paint, then wash, and dry brushing.

For my phantom bloodline story the phantom is gone, and the cave left empty. Until a new hero stumbles upon his legacy and destiny! So a new gray ghost enters my joe verse, and this is his lair.

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