I used a dowel in the neck of my dragon. I poked a hole in the 1-inch thick board and glued the dowel in the hole. Then, I built the neck around the dowel.
DianeLM, thanks a bundle! Did you carve the body or is it a specific pan you used?
BTW, your dragon looks AWESOME!
Thank you for the nice compliment!
The body started out as the Wilton half soccer ball pan on top of a 9-inch round. Then, I carved to shape. The haunches are actually the 'sides' of the soccer ball. Kind of like I trimmed them off, then moved them back a bit.
Thank you so much for all of your help!