Step 5: LETS GIVE IT SOME CURVES
*Then construct some heavy duty socks that extend up to the knees. This will give it more strength to support his huge melon.
*Next construct a giant diaper around the hips. This will prevent him from tilting forward.
*Continue your way up the body to the neck. Construct a nice neck brace that butts up against the base of the head. This is to strengthen it as well as beef it up a little so its not a pencil neck. (keep in mind you don't want to add a lot of extra weight here since it will already be top heavy)
*Finally plug up all the holes on his head (except the coin slot on top)
*Be sure your bank is in a well balanced position for drying. Its a good idea to prop it against something stable to avoid tilting while drying. Let it sit and dry as directed on your clay. (Mine took about 2 days)
NOTE: Remember as you work with the clay that it doesn't have to look perfect. A lot of it will be covered later, and those that are exposed will be sanded smooth.