Sculpting 'The Hunt' figurine
This is a look at how I sculpted 'the Hunt' figurine using FIMO soft clay (it can also apply to using Super Sculpy). The figurine has a metal skeleton, which gets hot when you bake the figure. This means that the figure bakes from the inside as well as the outside, and as a result, doesn't have to be in the oven as long as the package recommends. I usually don't bake the figure longer than 7 minutes. It also means, that the oven doesn't have to be as hot as recommended on the packet. I usually don't have the oven hotter that 105°C.
Its a good idea to decide a scale for your figure. I chose to sculpt this figure 1/8 scale, and printed out a reference picture at a 1 to 1 scale to the sculpture.
The process I go through, is first I block out the figure. Bake it. When its hard, I carve out details, and maybe sand it. Then I add more clay and detail the area, and then bake it again. I tend to bake the figure allot, this is because if I build up detail which I am happy with, I don't want to risk accidentally putting my finger in the wrong place and destroying the detail. If the detailed are is really thin, then the figure doesn't have to be baked for more than 3 minutes.
Sculpting the Horse
Sculpting the Rabbit
Sculpting the Girl
The finished model