I just finished these turtles. one is 56 pounds and the other is 9 pounds.
Here is a link that might be useful: turtles
I like both turtles. How/where are you going to display them?
I am going to put the large one in my yard. I plan to put it by my driveway next to the garage, next to a flower bed. that way i will see it every time i drive up. the small one i am giving to my sis for her 50th bday. I envision them in a flower bed. I plan on sealing them. But I won't keep them out over the winter. the coldest we get here is mid 30s. I plan to make more to sell at a spring garden show. but they will be small.