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Topic: The myth of Apollo and Daphne- IN BARBIE FORM! Tree-licious!  (Read 1920 times)
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« on: March 08, 2006 08:23:37 PM »

The god Apollo pursued the virginal Daphne through the forest, and she begged her father the river god to save her, so he changed her into a laurel tree. And then I made a Daphne Barbie.

This project is like two years old, but I still love it. I made a platform of paper wads covered in duct tape on cardboard, covered it with paper mache, and decorated it with my dad's old model railroading supplies. Daphne is covered with more paper mache, plus cheap fake greenery. And it's worth noting that, since this Barbie came with a painted-on bathing suit, I had to scrape the freaking thing off where it was going to show. It took two hours!

This set comes with an Apollo Ken, who goes on the opposite bank, but he sucks majorly. He's covered with massive gold glitter the size of his eyeballs, it's not pretty. I'm going to fix him up, though. Incidentally, is there a better way to make Ken dolls kneel than to tether his calf to his thigh with a complex system of jewelry wire? Because, yeah.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006 08:27:41 PM »

Wow, Daphne is gorgeous!
You did an excellent job: great idea and execution.
I have no idea about how to make Ken Apollo knell without performing a double amputation.

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006 03:31:21 PM »

i would think slicing into the back of his legs and then gluing it?

« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006 05:40:49 AM »

Wow that's great. That's the first Barbie thing I've liked in a really long time.
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