Monday, 12 January 2009

See you, see me

Well, here I am, back from my Christmas break and, as usual, I didn't get as much accomplished as I would have liked.

Nevertheless, I made a new set of tentacles and I've been trying to make eyes for the Martian, which you can see in this post.

They're just over 20mm in diameter, and made from SuperSculpey clay. I actually used the clear plastic hemispheres you can see them sitting in to mould the clay. In order for the resulting hemispheres to be slightly smaller than the plastic shapes, which will be used as eye sockets, I 'jiggled' the clay after pressing it in to create a small gap all around, before cutting it off and baking it hard.

I'm not entirely satisfied with the paint job (done using modelmakers' acrylics) and will have another crack at the irises and pupils. Note the pinholes in the pupils, made so I can animate the eyes moving in their sockets.

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