After a couple of days, the sculpture is almost ready for baking. Then it's on to painting, adding hair, glasses etc.
Here's a progress report on the mugabe sculpture. First is the armature, using soft modelling wire to create the cage for the shoulders and head. I filled this out with aluminium foil, then started adding the Sculpey modelling clay. 'Super Sculpey' is an amazing material that stays soft until it is baked in an oven. It's also not cheap. I'm using the turnaround sketch to figure out the proportions and symmetry.