I’ve finished the Bat Thing. Here’s the final painted version. I’m quite pleased with the way this has come out. I airbrushed the sculpey with various blues, greens, yellows and reds. The colouring’s come out quite subtle I think and looks quite realistic, so I’m keen to do some more larger scale sculptures.
The original idea for this was that I was going to blast it with a heat gun. I’d noticed a while ago that if you hit sculpey with a heat gun it goes lumpy like textured skin. So I was going to create a scaley/burnt skin type creature. As it turned out the sculpture ended up with quite a gentle look and so the skin idea didn’t seem appropriate.
The problem was that I’d built the sculpture too large to fit into the oven, and as I wasn’t going to use a heat gun I needed a way to cook it. In the end I came up with the idea of opening the oven and sitting the sculpture on the open door. I then built a tin foil tent around the sculpture to contain the heat. This worked quite well which is handy as it opens the possibility of doing larger scale items in sculpey.