Creating our boat captain

While Brian is off sourcing steel and calculating fish tank weights and capacities – I decided to use my day off to create our little fish that will be driving our mechanical fish.

We chose a clown fish as our model. We’ll have real clownfish in the tank so I don’t want to make our guy look too cartoony (not sure that’s a real word).

To start I’ll need a post to sculpt around so once complete we can set it in place easily. I applied a chunk of magic sculpt then started my adding the face.

Then I added the face so I have a scale and character to work around.

Now I’ll create the shape – I’m using a photo off the pc as my reference.


Once the basic shape is done I can finish up the body and start adding texture.


A little texture and detail and I’m done.



Ready to go!