The Shoulders


The shoulder are big.... Study these carefully before you sculpt them. Notice the vertical ridge that runs down the middle of the bell shape.

FYI - The shoulder bells used in the ANH and ESB movies had a PINCHED look to them in the bicep area. you can opt to have the pinched look or this mannequins normal look.
The Shoulder Bells span from the top of the sholder to just a few inches off the elbow. Mine are 24 cm (9.5 inches) long.
They are about 15 cm. (7 inches) wide at the top and then 12 - 15 cm (5 -6 inches) wide at the bottom... keep referencing the chest when you sculpt.

The Shoulder Straps are pretty easy. I recommend buying 5mm (1/4 inch) wooden dowels... Cut them into 3.5 cm (1 1/2 inch) lengths and lay them down onto some CURVED clay thats about 4 mm (1/8 inch) thick.

The dowels will give you a uniform ridge effect when you make the cast.