This was in fact one of the first snails of 2010, but I’ve saved the best for last. The idea came from the major Eyjafjallajökull eruptions that were going on for a good part of the spring 2010.
The shape was changed using Games Workshop Green Stuff modelling clay, and then the volcano was painted black and drybrushed with grey. The glassy effect of the lava was achieved by starting with a red base coat and then applying progressively smaller layers of increasingly yellower shades of orange. I’m very happy with how it turned out.