Fat Orcas #001-003

Fat Orcas #001-003

When I started my Fat Animal Magnets project for Christmas I had no idea just how far down the rabbit hole I was going to go! (Twenty-two animals and counting). But now that the holidays are over it’s time for me to document these little guys and then list the leftovers to Etsy. 🙂

I’m starting with the Fact Orcas because these guys are some of my favorites! I did a very simple first color run for most of the magnets, one fantasy and two reality. Since what sets the Orcas apart visual is their color pattern, I decided to keep this basic for this mold.

So the first two guys (#001 and #002) are just plain black and white, painted realistically. There are multiple subspecies of Orca and some have a white patch behind the dorsal fin, but I found that I like the look of the version without. There’s also some interesting variation in the shape and size of the dorsal fins, so I’ll have to play around with customizations as I make more of them.

#003 was done with the same pattern, just in FolkArt 664 Copper and is the last remaining pod member, so it will be headed to Etsy once I figure out material costs.

I ended up doing some tail resculpting on these, so I’ll cast a few more, just to see if it’s something I can mitigate when I’m not in a time crunch. If not I think I may remake the mold… I’m really fond of these little guys! 😀


Fat Orcas pre-gloss Fat Orca sculpture and Resin Casts

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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