Rebuilding Duckasaurs

 

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Time has not been good to him. Another art project we were assigned to make a humanoid figure from clay.  I went beyond the assignment and made my guy stand up. It’s the reason he has a tail. He has duckbill because it was easier to make than a lizard head. Gave him a hook hand just for the hell of it.

Had to fight for this because a person had his project explode in the kiln due to large amount of clay used right before mine was due to be fired. It destroyed other people’s work. So I had to make a large hole in between the legs which makes him appear to have a anus. The hole was to make the piece thin enough for water to escape when fired. Which the person mentioned earlier didn’t do.

 

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This pic  shows what I based the initial designs off of. Now these projects from different classes but it shows how I reuse ideas.

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What I used to repair him. As you will see in a moment the green paint doesn’t match his skin color exactlly but I think it’s close enough to work. The play dough is your regular stuff you play with as a kid. As for how it will hold up long term I will just have to see.

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Step #1 reattached the hook and used sticks to brace it. Also rebuilt the right hand using putty.

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Step#2 reattached the tail and used putty to fill in holes.

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Step #3 reattaching the head with putty and glue.

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Step #4 reattaching toes to left foot. Once dry will fill in gaps with putty. Gonna let everything set and dry then on to finishing touches and paint.

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Here is the finish product. Below is just a pic made in fun.

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