Monday, August 20, 2012

What? Juz talkin' 'bout Mangler Squig...

So, I didn't want to drop $120 on 2 finecast models, no matter how sexy they are, and I decided "why not make my own?"

People balked at my assertion that I could sculpt a squig. They said "you sound like Taylor" or "that is dumb, you are dumb."


Pictures after the jump...

So, I used a ping pong ball as the base. Yup, a ping pong ball. He is big, really big. This is just the first part, and I really wanted to establish the face before I started working on the legs. No point in spending hours making a skeleton and stuff if I can't even sculpt his damn face. I think it came out ok, but I am really pissed with the green stuff I used. Aside from being tacky (that means sticky, folks) it is also really hard to mold into what I was hoping more. It looks organic, sure, but I wanted a slightly more angular brow. I am also so-so on the pig nose, I will mess around a bit and see what I can do to improve it.

Eventually, once I come up with the final sculpt, I will be casting the puppy in resin using a simple mold process. Hopefully I can make several of these guys and not have to spend more than the $20 in total supplies.

C&C welcome.


  1. That looks amazing, I am in awe of your scuplting, and I look forward to the finished product!

  2. Credit where credit is due. Looking ace, snout and all.

  3. You sound like Taylor.

    I would recommend using FIMO instead of GS, as it sculpts way nicer IMO.