Mac the Macrauchenia
"Mac" has been the hardest one of these guys
to make so far. Animals with long necks are always a challenge, because Sculpey tends to collapse in the oven pretty easily,
if there isn't some sort of support, such as an armature.
So, Mac got a wire put into his neck to prevent that from happening.
It worked, but I still had to watch him like a hawk as he cooked. His legs kind of squooshed down a little in the oven, but
I had a brand new hunk o' Sculpey I had to make him out of, so that was pretty inevitable. Still, he turned out all right.
These guys didn't live during the Tertiary period, but have always been
one of my favorites. Plus, I needed to get away from the rhino-looking dudes for a bit.
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