Now, I admit it doesn't look all that great right now

Actually,  I get a kick out of how ugly these things look before they're finished. I like the fact that underneath the elegant facade (well, that's the idea anyway) is a core of corrugated cardboard salvaged from my combustible rubbish pile.

This is the start of a pedestal-type base for my harpy project, and I'm hoping that it will be interesting when it's finished.  Because the harpy is a monster from Greek mythology, I thought it made sense to mount it on a base that borrows design elements from Greek architecture.

I'll tidy the base up, paint it, and put a decorative frieze around it, but I realise it doesn't look very exciting right now.

It looks even scruffier underneath: