You will recall the wire armatures that were displayed in the last “Post”. They have now been covered with the polymer clay, detailed, and fired. There is still a bit of detailing to do, but that detail will be done with sandpaper, or grinders to remove material, and more clay to add missing detail. It would have been great to have been able to totally finish the detailing before baking, but the polymer was so soft that whenever I’d detail one section I would destroy another.
Now that the feet are solidified, I can fit the legs back onto the Hawk, anchor them in place, and finish the detailing. Hopefully this will make my life a lot easier.
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