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Fiji Mermaid custom display case / lamp
Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3519
From: HELL
Posted: 2013-11-03 04:08 am   Permalink

Greetings !! Here's my latest creation, hot out of the studio. A few weeks back I purchased a Fiji Mermaid online from an artist that creates them out of resin. Once home, I needed to create a display case so i could display it safely in my tiki room as it is quite fragile. Regular store bought displays were too boring (the kind they use to display footballs and such purchased at local craft stores) so i borrowed an idea from an old concept I had awhile back to use for fishtanks in the tiki room. I simply created a "treasure chest" facade around a store bought plastic tank. I fabricated a lid that hides a small wattage green bulb to cast an eerie glow. Here are the results - I still need to add a little more "treasure" in the way of some fake gold coins and a few jewels and then it will really be complete.

enjoy !!


















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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 861
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2013-11-03 04:48 am   Permalink

Looks great.

 
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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
Posts: 249
From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2013-11-03 05:01 am   Permalink

Nice work. That looks really good.

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1788
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-11-03 05:15 am   Permalink

WOW !! Old photos of that nasty thing have always creeped me out. You hit the nail on the head as your creation creeps me out just as much. Love the detail on the treasure chest and the green lighting really makes it pop. Thanks for posting the results of your hard work. Just awesome !!
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Clarita
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2013-11-03 07:27 am   Permalink



 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3109
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-11-03 07:42 am   Permalink

Original and well executed. I love it and would buy one.

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1262
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-11-03 07:46 am   Permalink

That is so cool...and would look great in my home lounge. I may "borrow" this idea.

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7311
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-11-03 07:55 am   Permalink

That's DISGUSTING ~ in a really cool way Great job, love the details on the chest.
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posts: 608
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2013-11-03 09:25 am   Permalink

That's awesome!
You could also use this photo to make a
lenticular much like the portraits in the Haunted Mansion.






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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3519
From: HELL
Posted: 2013-11-03 2:35 pm   Permalink

thanks for the kind words, everyone !

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3856
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-11-03 4:58 pm   Permalink

Tipsy- that rocks
Well done


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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1334
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-11-03 5:08 pm   Permalink

That looks great!

 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2013-11-03 6:41 pm   Permalink

Marina would be on this like white on rice if you produced and sold them.

I posted a photo to her Facebook to show her.

This is really fantastic!


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2827
Posted: 2013-11-07 11:29 am   Permalink

Great job David!
Keep makin and postin, have always liked your stuff.


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 247
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2013-11-14 3:28 pm   Permalink

That's awesome! VERY nice job.

 
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