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« on: August 08, 2005 03:58:55 PM »

I have this great little bobble-head penguin that lives in my car. FuzzBob NoPants. See:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035674845@N01/392440/in/set-4212/

I hope you can see anyway.

I love him. The only problem - he is lonely. I would love to make a little beach diorama for him. I have a straw hat and little palm trees already. My question for anyone interested - How do I get the look of sand and surf without actual sand and water in my car?

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2005 04:01:42 PM »

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035674845@N01/392440/in/set-4212/

Sorry, click on the link to see FuzzBob. I'm new to this image posting thing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2005 04:05:25 PM »

Oh i think it is SO cute and you should SO make some clothes for him  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005 04:32:23 PM »

That's a good Huh
What ever you use, you will need to make sure it won't melt... (my 1st thought was candle wax, but that sho' won't work!)
Maybe you should just sew up some felt "surf"... it should be pretty easy to get the look you want.... make a couple of rows of it to give it a oceanic look
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2005 04:37:12 PM »

Fuzzbob is a cutie. I was thinking that you could make a beach with some glue and real sand and shake off the excess. Glue it to some paper for a test drive....ahhhh just had an easier idea. Buy sandpaper, a larger grit and cut to fit your needs. Less work and will NOT have loose sand in your car. As far as water I am still thinking.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2005 11:30:46 PM »

omg.. im in love <333333
my nickname is penguin. mhm.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2005 11:41:02 AM »

He is adorable!!!

Sand-- mix glue, real sand, and a little water together, and put it on the base in the way you want it. If you like, you can make little hills in the sand (add landscape interest) by putting foam pieces or other bumpy objects underneath the sand mix. It dries rock hard and looks exactly like the real thing.

Water--You can purchase a product called Scenic Water from minatures stores and online. It looks like real water. If you don't want to do that, I guess you could use glue tinted with blue paint or food coloring and let it dry into a thick sort of glaze, I'm not quite sure if it will look as good though

Good Luck!!! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2005 11:30:07 PM »

What about resin for the water?
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2005 07:22:55 AM »

Wow!!!  I LOVE penguins and that one is soooo cute  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2005 12:12:12 AM »

that is such a cool penguin! where did you get him?

I think (for me) felt would look quite neat. Different sizes and shades of blue tied together, and you could cover a jar lid with yellow or cream felt for sand and stand him on it. And put the water felt around him....see if you can find little plastic palm trees Smiley
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