Bummer sorry you had to scrap it but it went to a great cause, at least someone got to enjoy it, lol. Thank goodness for your mom chipping in and your being able to save the head.
So much for fairy dust, black magic and unicorn sneezes, we in the real world learn by our mistakes and this one will only make you better in the future. Sounds like the second go round should be okay. Cant wait to see pics.
Good luck and best wishes!