Remember this little fellow? Well, I've been wanting to find or make a monkey as a final part of a project. I found this chimp at the Sturbridge show, and really liked his position. I was a bit nervous to sculpt a monkey from scratch, so instead I decided to adapt this resin figure. I repainted his fur brown, then super glued on a tail made of thick florist wire. I mixed up a dark red flocking from red and purple flocking and glued it on to make his jacket. I had to go back and touch up a few spots later, but lightly tamping it down with a soft brush helped a lot. Then I worked on the head, using little snips of brown viscose wigging. I chopped up more wigging into flocking for his tail and legs.
The gold "embroidery" on his jacket is really just gold nail polish. I used antique lace at his collar and cuffs.
He's not quite anatomically correct of course, since I started with a chimpanzee rather than a monkey, but I'm quite happy with him all the same.
I'll get pictures of the entire project up soon!
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