first we give the munny a good wash:
okay, das nuffa dat. itutuloy bukas.
then we soften the vinyl (by heating it with a hairdryer) and cut out the ears with a hobby knife (got it cheap at saizen).
reverse the ears, put them back in and stuff the resulting cavity with aluminum foil. hot-glue everything in place.
trim off excess glue with knife.
put some pre-kneaded sculpey over the hole and attempt to approximate a round head despite not really knowing what you're doing. i've started on the 'palong' here.
i probably won't be able to find the appropriate googly eyes for this project, so, more sculpey.
beak (looking more like a bill) and tongue.
okay my fingers are raw from hours of rubbing sculpey by now, so let's work on the arms for a while. the munny came with a set of angel wings as accessories; i separated them using scissors and attached one to each arm.
it wouldn't look like jholeebird with just the original arms, but i can't sculpt wings to replace them, so this is the best compromise i can think of.
now for the toes. i had a hell of a time with those bits of wire. gah.
can any craft-y types out there give me tips on how to smoothen the finish without having to buy a P300 bottle of sculpey softener?