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« on: October 11, 2014 09:01:31 PM »

And finished as of tonight...the Gene Simmons/The Demon garden gnome!

This guy was actually bought on my birthday this year, with money from my father, from an antiques store in Virginia Beach. He's actually a larger version of a gnome I repainted earlier this year. He's just shy of 16" tall, and was a little sunbaked when I found him,





This gnome actually gave me the biggest fits, when it came to getting the paint to dry, because he's made out of some kind of vinyl. Note to self: never use enamel Testor's paint ever again!

For him, I used the Super Sculpey to smooth out where his vest and shirt ended, because he was going to have a pretty significant belt. All of this made him very front heavy. I wanted to use the tool handle he still had in his hand to make him a bass guitar to hold, but because of his front weight, he would have just tipped over with a bass attached to his little gnome body.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014 01:19:36 AM »

Too fun!
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014 02:51:34 AM »

Wow! Quite a transformation!!! Very interesting.

I disagree about the Testors paint, though. For the right projects it is wonderful. And usually works well on vinyl and plastics. I am surprised you had a problem with it.

I think you did a magnificent job with this project. He looks totally cool. So, here is your KISS  Kiss

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014 08:53:51 AM »

This is incredibly cool!  I love the transformation...your details on his clothing are very nice...the studded belt is my favorite!

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014 12:06:48 PM »

Grin Grin Grin Grin this rocks my socks off  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014 01:28:19 PM »

So awesome! You did a great job creating Gene in gnome fashion.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014 06:54:19 PM »

On my inner list of things with potential for epicness, garden gnomes used to score pretty low but you have completely changed my mind. This is priceless.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014 01:25:42 PM »

When I saw this post, I first thought you meant Richard Simmons.

This is SO MUCH better!

I LOVE it!!
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