Child’s Play. You can get all the details (and find out how to bid on the Aliscious and Dellmon Muggs) on the EQ2 Talk Mugg page.
I had some issues with primer. Note to self: Don’t try to apply spray paint on a windy, 40 degree day. I got that all worked out and then gave Dell’s face a coat of baby’s butt pink. :)
Once I got the base of the armor on, I really felt like I was making progress. After a little mistake on the leg, I flipped his head around to the other side. Little did I know, Muggs actually have a proper front and back. So Dell’s head is on backwards, go figure!
Added some detail to the armor. I was hoping the black trim would take care of the wiggly edges.
Well, the black trim didn’t necessarily solve the wiggly edge problem. But I did learn that one should not try to paint a straight line after two glasses of wine.
For the beard, I briefly considered yarn, but my husband talked me out of it - too cheesy. “Might as well call him Raggedy Dell.” So I used clay. Rodin I’m not! More clean-up. Q-Tips are awesome. Maybe they would make a good future show sponsor. :)
I had to Google how to make brown paint. I have no idea what I did, but by the time I got the right color mixed, I could have painted ten Dellmon beards with the amount of paint I had. Added some highlights to the beard and hair, facial details, a few more touch ups, sprayed a little clear matte finish, and voila! Dell Mugg complete.
Meanwhile, the real Dellmon left me another voice message. He said, “I hate you. I’m back at the craft store… I hate you.” Click. I can tell – Dellmon loves tradeskilling. Maybe we’ll do this again next year!