plaster cloth to the rescue
Tonight I need a "job" where I can sit and work. I am really hurting again today and I just cannot stand to do anything.
I settled on dragging this guy into the "plaster cloth studio" and covering his fill-in layer.
I cut a whole lot of long strips of plaster cloth -- the way they come out of the box -- and just sat and applied one on top of the next until I made my way around this tiger-ish guy four times. Then I connected the "shoulders" and head by putting a couple of strips around his neck to cover up the old orange paper. You can still see the orange on his ears, but that's okay for now.
In photo #2 you can see the sort of thing that is underneath all of the masking tape...this was the first project where I decided to fill in the gaps and empty spaces with wadded up plastic wrappings and bags...at least they won't end up in a garbage dump or landfill (right away).
This stage of the tiger-ish guy isn't meant to be anything in particular, I was just tired of looking at the masking tape. Hopefully this will stiffen all of that stuff up and make it solid enough to add on to later on.