Here is the WIP for the sculpture I did of Usagi and Luna, found here. [link]
I was not aware of a resin kit available that had Usagi acting Usagi-like (for lack of better words lol ). So I thumbed through my anime books to see potential scenes. I decided on this one, found in book 3, or episode 10 where Usagi did not want to get on the bus. (It’s also the same episode that Rei first appears.)
For sculpting material, I had some old prosculpt light that was open and uncovered for 5 years. It was really hard and crumbly. I added a lot of prosculpt oil to make it soft again. I wear gloves for the most part when working with polymer clay. I was not sure if I had enough prosculpt when I started, so I bought super sculpey to try out when the prosculpt ran out. That is the darker colored clay in the later pics.
-the Hikawa sign is made out of fixit sculpt.
- I made an armature of wire and tin foil and attached it directly to the Hikawa sign. Then I layered on the prosculpt. I did many bakings for 5 min.
-I placed the entire base in the oven for each baking. The wood did not burn, but it was getting a bit warped from the repeated bakings.
I used liquitex gesso for primer. Then I painted a thin layer of acrylic craft paint. Then I use Artisan water mixable oil for the shading. Artisan paint is not very opaque, so having an under layer helps with coverage. The crescent moon on luna is testor’s gold. Hopefully I put enough layers on top of the clay that the paint won’t eat through.
Usagi and Luna are copyrighted to Naoko Takeuchi