A chinese StarCraft II fan codenamed Yanchuan111 on deviantART who is a sculptor used his talent to build his very own Zerg army — and it seems to be a work in progress. In this collection, he sculpted several Hydralisks, Larvae, and Mutalisks. According to one of his comments it took him months to complete.
The level of detail and the sheer size of these sculptures is staggering. Who wouldn’t want to own one of these? VP of Art and Cinematic Development Nick Carpenter took notice of these pieces and totally loves them.
Yanchuan111 stated in his deviantART page that he’s looking for a job. It’s uncertain if Blizzard Entertainment will hire him. Currently, Blizzard Entertainment has Senior Sculptor Brian Fay in-house — former Sculptor/Sculpting Quality Control at McFarlane Toys and owner of Claymator Studios.
For amateur or upcoming sculptors wondering what material Yanchuan111 used to craft these StarCraft II zerg sculptures, he used Super Sculpey compound.
The Super Sculpey website says:
- “Super Sculpey is a very unique polymer clay, loved by artists, dollmakers and animation studios around the world. With a ceramic-like feel, Super Sculpey is available in a semi-translucent beige that, once baked, captures the glow of real skin. It can also be mixed with Premo or Sculpey III to change the color. As with all of our polymer clays, it is easy to condition right out of the package and stays soft until you bake it. Super Sculpey features fine tooling and detailing characteristics, and does not “fill in” after tooling. Because of the fine tooling and detailing characteristics of Super Sculpey, it is frequently the chosen clay for making prototypes from which molds are made from the Super Sculpey sculptures; then reproductions are made using the molds. Additionally, artists are producing finely detailed finished sculptures using Super Sculpey. After curing in the oven, Super Sculpey can be sanded, drilled carved and painted with water-based acrylic paints. Super Sculpey is available in 1 pound, 8 pound and 24 pound boxes.
Bake at 275 °F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. DO NOT MICROWAVE. Baking should be completed by an adult. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.”