A mermaids song Like half of the world I also saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4. One of the best scenes in the movie is the mermaid scene . So I had the idea of bringing the mermaid to scale . This one figure had no dramatic effect . So I once used some Mark Davies drawings as a start . The scene shows a pirate drifting in the sea after a lost battle . Holding to a barrel he is floating towards a mermaid sitting on a rock above the sea . She is singing her song and luring the pirate towards her . ‘ Once in a lifetime “ that’s what he’s thinking . But what he’s not seeing are the human skulls behind her . Oh poor stupid pirate . Your lost . The scene is a bit gory but so are the original movie posters from Disney's POTC 4 , if you look close enough you can see skeletons and skuls around the mermaids . Again it was necessary to build the scenery first and then the figures . The rock is made from milliput and some natural materials . The human skulls and the treasurebox are pre casted item from Unicorn models . A local dealer specialised in small resin parts for moddeling and dioramas. There slogan is you should only buy what you need , so they are selling these little items not by the dozens in a box but by piece . The belt is a home made copy using instant mold . You should check this stuff out . The figures are made from milliput and magic sculpt . Clothings are made from green stuff (duro ) . The heads are from the Hornet range for the pirate and from Preisser for the mermaid. Hands are also resin parts from Hornet and Verlinden productions . The water effects will be done with Vallejo artificial water .A water based paste :cristal clear when completely dry. This project is the third in a series of 4 dedicated to the old school concept art of Mark Davies This vignette is not being primed , because it will be painted by someone else. A fellow ( female ) clubmember will be checking for remaining gaps or defaults and then painting will be started . Using acrylics and oilpaints .