merman pauldron We’re emerging from the Halloween rush at last. One of the many amazing commissions Paul completed in the last 6 weeks was this colossal crustacean!

It’s a pauldron, made for a merman, in the form of an isopod. It has the feeling of a treasure found in an ancient Greek ship wreck and, in fact, the paint finish was based on orichalcum, the “red gold” used by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

It wraps around the front and back of the shoulder and is held on with a simple buckled strap.

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