Thanks to all the ideas I got off CC and pictures I found on the web this cake was a success, I am proud. The body is made from a 9"x 11" sheet cut in half stacked for 2 layers and carved, the tail is a 10" round I cut (forgot to round out). I tried to make the head and neck out of rice krispies but it wouldn't hold so I carved foam. Scales are teardrops cut out of fondant.It took 3 hours to put on all the scales then I airbrushed it using green and gold.. Horns teeth and tongue etc are gumpaste.