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First of all you have to buy some FIMO modelling clay or something similar in the colours you like ( maybe you want to have a purple cow !? ).

Then you need a toothpick and a cutterknife ( or something similar ).

You need the following pieces:

Arrange the feet like these:

Attach the body to the feet:

Form the tail:

Stick the tail against the body:

Form the head:

Use the toothpick and the knife to cut the mouth and form the nose:

Attach the head to the body:

Attach the ears to the head:

Attach the first part of the eyes to the head:

Attach the second part of the eyes to the head:

Form the horn:

Attach the horn to the head and bend it in shape ( Now the cow is finished ):


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Cute!

You can of course paint Fimo easily enough, so if you want a variety of different coloured cows (for reasons best known to yourself), get some neutral coloured clay and then use acrylic paint (easily available from craft stores) to adjust them to your preferred colour scheme. Particularly useful for the no-doubt forthcoming Genetic Engineering expansion set!

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Ed_the_Red wrote:

get some neutral coloured clay and then use acrylic paint (easily available from craft stores) to adjust them to your preferred colour scheme. Particularly useful for the no-doubt forthcoming Genetic Engineering expansion set!

Ed


Blue Cows!

Do they make glow-in-the-dark paint?
 
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matthewjhoskins wrote:
Ed_the_Red wrote:

get some neutral coloured clay and then use acrylic paint (easily available from craft stores) to adjust them to your preferred colour scheme. Particularly useful for the no-doubt forthcoming Genetic Engineering expansion set!

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Blue Cows!

Do they make glow-in-the-dark paint?


I'm sure you can get it. Example (UK): http://www.glowtec.co.uk/glow-paints.htm

Though I'v never tried it so don't blame me if your cow melts. Probably best to try on a sample rather than on your sculpted masterpiece. I've got various shiny metallic colours which can be quite jivey too.

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matthewjhoskins wrote:
Ed_the_Red wrote:

get some neutral coloured clay and then use acrylic paint (easily available from craft stores) to adjust them to your preferred colour scheme. Particularly useful for the no-doubt forthcoming Genetic Engineering expansion set!

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Blue Cows!

Do they make glow-in-the-dark paint?


there's glowing FIMO I'm sure...
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Or you can just preorder the game from Z-Man and get wooden animeeples ftw.
 
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Awesome job. You make it look so easy.
 
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UnknownParkerBrother wrote:
Awesome job. You make it look so easy.

It is easy, just give it a try
 
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Is there a good way to not get fingerprints on the body/head?
 
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nibuen wrote:
Is there a good way to not get fingerprints on the body/head?

Keep the Fimo as cool as possible and touch it as less as possible

Or maybe try latex gloves.
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They're soooo cuuute! *meow*
 
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Also can you give a size you are making them? I think mine are coming out twice as big as yours...Thanks for the help!
 
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nibuen wrote:
Also can you give a size you are making them? I think mine are coming out twice as big as yours...Thanks for the help!

They have to be small enough to fit:
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There is a product called Sculpey, which is just like Fimo but a little cheeper. Look for their Premo! line as they are made for colour blending and they have a glow in the dark clay as well. As for finger smudges, the easiest way is to put the finished sculpture in the fridge for 10 -15 minutes, and then give it a quick rub with your finger or if your really finiky something smooth like the back of a spoon. I've seen some people put on latex gloves to give their sculpture a final smoothing.
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How many of each animal come with the game?
 
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Great guide. I have one question about working with FIMO. Does the smaller elements stay attached when baked / cured? Do they have to be glued back together after hardening ?
 
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Why did noone answer the guy?

Once you bake, all the details are "welded" to the model, you don't have to glue anything. However, it IS clay, and it IS a game component after all (meaning it will be handled a lot). That's why it's much better to make a "simpler", more compact model with as few protruding details as possible. Sure it's fun to embellish your little sculptures with as much cute details as possible, but FIMO isn't really THAT glue-friendly and it's pretty irritating to glue that frikkin horn for the umpteenth time..
 
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It is also possible to use a small bit of polymer clay to glue parts back on. You just attach it with that and the bake until the joint is cured.
 
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dragon of blood wrote:
Or you can just preorder the game from Z-Man and get wooden animeeples ftw.


Nice try, but the FIMO components are far superior to the wooden animeeples. IMO, of course.
 
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No they aren't.

It's much easier to slaughter a meeple cow then a FIMO cow.

 
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Ah, but since FIMO animals are made of clay, I can use them to build the Fireplace I'm going to cook them in.

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baba44713 wrote:
Why did noone answer the guy?

Once you bake, all the details are "welded" to the model, you don't have to glue anything. However, it IS clay, and it IS a game component after all (meaning it will be handled a lot). That's why it's much better to make a "simpler", more compact model with as few protruding details as possible. Sure it's fun to embellish your little sculptures with as much cute details as possible, but FIMO isn't really THAT glue-friendly and it's pretty irritating to glue that frikkin horn for the umpteenth time..


Thank you for the answer. I will make my initial designs a little simpler, with less fiddly bits, to start and see how it works for me.



 
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