Ok, here's my weak attempt at this... I really did try to make a good figure, but it didn't turn out nearly as nice as the ones you guys made.
I had a couple of problems first of all -
(1) I didn't want to hang the figure
(2) I didn't have all the parts that I felt I needed
(3) I can't sculpt... this was my first attempt at this
So, I decided that what does a Mon Calamari dancer look like when she's not floating around the Coruscant Opera? She wears a skirt maybe. I usually come up with fan-fic customs, and I hope that's alright that I did that with this one.
Here she is... sorry for no "in-progress" pics...
Here's how I made her...
(1) Meena Tills head/hands
(2) Ayy Vida body
Here's when I was stumped... I decided at this point to cut the Ayy Vida's hands off and cut her in half at the waist line. Then, I decided it was time to use some sculpy and try and make those fin-like things that the Mon Calamari have on their wrist area and use that to hold the new fish hands onto the arms. I sculpted that with a toothpick to make some details on them. Then, I decided to find a skirt for her.
(3) Flashback Ceremony Leia skirt
So I glued her at the waist to the skirt. Now I needed something to hold the head on and still have articulation. So I used a Gungan Energy Ball Staff and cut it to make a new peg (worked well with the thicker handle end working as a ball joint for the head)
(4) Gungan Energy Ball Staff
Then after it dried, I painted the entire figure red, 4 separate coats of paint, on each application I used some dull coat spray. Then, a wash with maroon, black and yellow paint. And finally a dry brush with yellow. I thought at his point I might be done, but I found the Princess Leia Collection Bespin gown thing, and decided to spray paint it blue.
(5) Princess Leia Collection Bespin Gown
After it dried, I put it on and took a couple pics... it looks a lot better in person I think, but not as good as what I had hoped. I'm sure Ackbar would go home with her though.
I actually chopped up my only Meena Tills for this, so I hope I can get another one.