Update, project now completed: https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10382445_10152487936563076_3773569422706128391_n.jpg/img] [img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10420759_10152487936658076_873852638500067378_n.jpg?oh=39c11e8f3e77691ff7da817c5023406f&oe=542F1EF2&__gda__=1411698125_bdfe7c34808f83c94401e2415949472a [imghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10525926_10152487521253076_502596206944661560_n.jpg[/img] Hello everyone. I love cells and wanted a model of a rod cell for display. I couldn't find one, so inspired by the Balzac Skullman (my only soft vinyl when I started this project 6 months ago), I started sculpting my own. Then I got really inspired from the Kaiju stuff here, so I decided to make it into a monster rod cell. I turned the cilium into a mouth and the presynaptic terminals into spidery legs (crudely), and tried to make it look like it was "creeping forward". (I'm imagining it towering over skyscrapers with humans the size of the small sphere in the picture below). So 6 months of work (and it looks like it was made in 10 minutes), and I'm here asking for your advice on casting. I want to do clear resin (blue, purple, or green) with glow in the dark organelles (guts). This is fitting because the very first stage of vision begins when a photon activates the rhodopsin discs. So I have 3 questions: 1. What kind of clay do I use to make the mold? I'm very concerned about this getting destroyed when making the silicon mold. 2. Any tips for how to cast this with all these spidery legs? 3. I would like to hear your constructive criticisms. Would this even appeal to you? I made this just for myself, but if there is interest, I would be happy to make a batch. My goal is to get it made in soft vinyl when I go back to Japan in a year. Here are some pics. Thanks so much for looking. If you're interested, I'm doing a series of these. I'll call it "Astrocyte Productions" after the glial cell in the central nervous system. The next project will be a bacteriophage: followed by an astrocyte: .