Hey guys and welcome to another Polymer Clay tutorial. This is the winner of the pole, you wanted me to create: Blastoise! OK, let’s get started. Just crumble up this toilet paper and wrap around some aluminum foil and get this nice ball. After that, we will make a thin layer of ochre clay. And this is the one half of the turtle shell. The other half will be light brown. Just place it on top and try to get a very sharp edge where these two colours come together. I used a knife to do that. And after that we will create the white outline. So, we are outlining this shell with this white clay and keep in mind the positions where the arms will be. Just make this kind of shape I’m doing right now. Just finish the white outline and you can mark where the head will be. We will remove this ochre clay, just place some black clay into it and the shell, except for the patterns on it, is finished. Now we will mix Blastoise’s blue and just be sure to mix enough of blue clay, so that you don’t run out of clay while creating the feet or the head or whatever. This will be the head of Blastoise. My very first Pokemon game was Pokemon blue, was of course the game of Blastoise. He was also right in the package and the very first Pokemon I chose from Professor Oak was Squirtle, of course. And this was a big aim. One day to get your own Blastoise. I can still remember that. Yeah. Nice memories. Just prepare the iris for our Blastoise. I mix just some ochre and brown to get this pattern into the iris. And now we are placing these black dots and of course this shiny detail which makes the figure alive. I think it makes quite a difference. Meanwhile I decided to reshape the head. I just removed some clay from the front and put it more on the back. And then we have enough space to place the ears. I’m just marking the areas where I will fill in some black clay. And this will be the nose, the nose holes. Just place it on a piece of ochre clay and try to get the same shape as the head is and now you can prepare the mouth of Blastoise. In some pictures I found that Blastoise has teeth and in most of the pictures I saw that there aren’t any teeth, so I decided to go without teeth. So it can’t bite you! But I heard, I never had a turtle, but turtles can bite very hard when you’re too slow touching them. We can now work on the arms and I’m using blue balls for that. It’s made out of three pieces, each arm. You can just place it right on top. I tried to this without any aluminum wire inside, but if you want to get a more stable structure then I highly recommend working with aluminum wire. Just put it inside the arms. So, this is the pattern on the front. The shell. Just making it a bit deeper. And of course, the pattern on the backside of turtle shell. Well, I assume that Blastoise is some kind of turtle. For the legs, well this is pretty simple, just make two blue pieces and we will add some more details to that in a minute. But first we will do the most complicated part on this figure, the blasters, the water blasters, coming out of the shell. So, just cut open and follow precisely the pattern of turtle shell. Just open it a little bit and we will place inside where you can see the toilet paper, just place some black clay on top, so that it looks that these holes are pretty deep. And then you add a thin layer of brown clay to make the side pieces. Well it looks easy but it was really complicated. I had to redo it, twice I think. But I think it’s worth it. It looks pretty nice. After we have finished with this opening mechanism of the turtle shell for the water blasters, water cannons, whatever they are called, we will create them. I’m using some aluminum wire to get them very straight. Just open the piece of grey clay, place the wire inside, so that they stay very straight. Make sure that on one hand the wire can be seen. And I’m using a knife for this groove and it works pretty nice. Using a pen for the part where the water will come out, so that it really looks like a pipe. Yeah, maybe these are just called water pipes. Stick them into the shell, place them in the position and we will finish the legs. Well this is where the knees are. I saw that there is the line. And now only the toenails are missing, just place them right in position. Don’t place them too narrow. And this is the structure I made for the figure not to fall over into the oven, when I’m hardening the clay. And of course the tail. This is the last part of this figure! OK. Now, while Blastoise is baking in the oven, this is some liquid transparent clay I’m using and later this will be used for the water, coming out, shooting out of the water guns. Just make some straight lines and some loop lines and put it into the oven! This is freshly baked Blastoise, coming right out of the oven and its’t pretty solid right now. Remove these pieces of transparent liquid clay. And it’s not very hard, it’s more like gum from the structure, but it’s the best material we could find for creating the water fountains. Just roll in these pieces and it really looks nice, like a great water fountain. For gluing them I’m using a super glue, that it’s fast drying. Of course, also the second one. Just put the pieces together and now we can work on some more details. I’m cutting out some triangles, transparent tough triangles and we’re using some white wool to get this nice effect of water, high pressure, coming out of the water guns. OK, to go even further, I’m just gluing the triangles, we will use some colour. Just a bit of blue and a lot of white and you can just paint these water fountains, the way you think it looks right. So, don’t think too much about it, just go crazy and put white and blue colours right all over the water fountains and it really looks nice. Now we can glue these pieces right into the holes. I’m still using the superglue, because it’s pretty fast drying. And then we can do the finish work with some transparent polish for the eyes and also the tongue and maybe also on the water fountains and the pipes to highlight these a little bit and that they look a bit wet. And finally I guess… that’s it! Please check out the tutorial of Alakazam in case you missed that. It was your decision that I should create Blastoise and it was a lot of fun and it really looks nice, I think. Please participate in this episode’s pole and let me know which Pokemon I should create next. I’m looking forward to your decision. I guess that’s it. Thanks for watching. Thank you so much for all your comments and for your support, I really appreciate that. See you next week. Bye! My name is Blastoise!