Moglin the Moogle King – Making of

Moglin the Moogle King – Making of

Creating the Moogle King was such an amazing project for me. I had a lot of fun bring this bis baby to live and see him at the Final Fantasy Fanfest sitting in his throne. It was a great honor to me that Square Enix asked me to work for them, as a biiiig Final Fantasy Fan I love the super sweet moogles and was so exited about this commision.

Now I will show you how I made the Moogle King, which is named Moglin. There were only 3 weeks to finish the whole thing, and we also had to build 6 small Moogles and the Archway to Moghome. The whole project was not possible without our super dedicated helpers Monono Cosplay,  Zwillingsnadel Cosplay and Lenora Gewandungen.

 

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The plan was so sculpt the whole thing with Expoy Clay. To make it as lightweiht as possible we first carved Moglins Body out of Styrofoam.

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Arms and Ears were also carved out of styrofoam which we added later.

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After I was happy with the shape of the styrofoam base I started adding the Epoxy Clay. I used Free Form Habitat (FIRE SAFE), which is a two part epoxy (it is nearly the same like Apoxie Sculpt). You have a working time of 90 minutes (which is very nice) and it takes 16 hours until it is fully cured. For the whole Moglin (Body, Wings and Crown) I used 17 kg Free Form Habitat.

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It took me a few days until the whole thing was covered.

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The base of the crown was made out of wire, aluminium foil and Worblas Black Art.

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Sculpting the fluffy fur was my favorite part <3

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The crown was also sculpted with Free Form Habitat (FIRE SAFE).

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It is suuuper difficult to get a smooth surface when you cover bis areas with epoxy clay. Because the material is super hard it is quite exhausing to sand this by hand, I recomment using sanding tools :D Unfortunately you can´t sand all areas with this tools… I arms still hurt from sanding this baby ;)

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We filled little gabs with filler paste, continued with sanding, then filling, sanding, filling, sanding… etc.

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The leaves for the crown were cutted out with our lasercutter.

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I love this moment, when finally all parts comes together.

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I first primed everything with spraypaint and the made the shading with airbrush.

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