Sorry if the picture is blury, the lighting's bad and the sand is painted btw but I actually never shaved the scorpion! I actually just glued a whole bunch of sand to the base with the scorpion glued to the same glue that's gluing the sand. I believe I actually used a glue gun for the sand and I just stuck it in at that angle while the glue on the base was still hot. I know it sounds lazy to use a glue gun but it worked! For everything else like the legs on the other side, the tail and the claws, I used duco cement.