My second skeleton model is almost assembled. I accidentally ordered two left femurs so I took the opportunity to redesign the femur a bit so that the steel ball magnet fits it better. I ordered a left and a right this time and they should be here soon.

I also have some mold-making materials on the way so I can start creating the muscle molds. Last week I had started sculpting some arm muscles out of clay. It was difficult because every muscle had to be sculpted in its contracted state. I have no idea how they will all lay out on the skeleton once I have them made in silicone.

I reached out to a few companies about adhesives. Silicone is very difficult to bond, and the nylon polymer parts are also tricky. A company called Permabond got back to me and suggested a couple of their products. I ordered them and will see how well they work.

The computer skeleton model is just about finished. I started designing a packaging box for it. My next blog post might not be for another week, but it should be about my progress with creating the muscles.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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