The "box art" for this resin kit by JL Crinon
Here's another sculpt by JL Crinon that I purchased on eBay. It is a strange looking animal influenced, I suspect, by Tim Burton films
but a little darker to be sure as hinted at by the disemboweled Teddy bears at its feet. .
As you may know, I like
to personalize most of what I build and in this case I added a few things. One was that there were a pair of long strands of sprue extending from the birds head and down along its beak. Their purpose (I suspect) was to act as an air escape port to allow the
beak to get properly filled with resin during the casting step. I cleaned them of flash and added a club (as it is called) to the end made of two part epoxy clay. Before it cured, I used the end of a ball point pen casing to make sucker impressions in the
In the case of the Teddy bears, I painted their wounds in various shades of red and pink. Once this dried,
I applied PVA glue to the areas that would normally be furry and then dusted them with brown ground foam. I did the same for the larger bear but I used fake snow for his snout. Their eyes are beads mounted on common pins.