Last time I showed the hands and feet (not quite finished), the body armature, and the cactus armature. I'm still not sure what the dude will be doing but I got the cactus done. I mixed all my misc. greens, a little black and pearl to make a stripey green sheet
cactus colors by clayitagain, on Flickr
and used it to cover the cactus...
cactus is covered by clayitagain, on Flickr
Then I etched grooves all over it so that I can antique it later
Someone asked how I was going to attach it to the base and here is what I use-brass rods that slide inside each other. A hole is drilled up the bottom of the middle of the cactus (since the center is only foil, and the rod with the larger diameter is inserted. Then a hole drilled on the plaque and the other rod seated. The rods slide together and hold in place.
cactus rod by clayitagain, on Flickr
Next up is the feet...complete with a small version of huarachi sandals