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Ra Ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen They put some poison into his wine Ra Ra Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine He drank it all and said "I feel fine"
This is my Grigori Rasputin doll. I was in a funky music mood and played Rasputin by Boney M. and thought why not make a Rasputin doll? I did a little bit of research on him and the interesting life he led as well as the puzzling and almost mythical circumstances of his Death. He was stabbed at one point in his life, and recovered only to have many more attempts on his life later. He was supposedly poisoned with cyanide, 4 times enough to kill one man and he survived. Then he was ultimately shot 4 times, bludgeoned, sexually mutilated, wrapped in a carpet and thrown into an icy river. And wouldn't you know he escaped his confines only to drown. Doesn't end there either, he was pulled from the river and autopsied, once autopsied he was burned and according to legend he sat up in the flames.

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  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 1
    Step 1

    start with a plastic ball and cover it with a small amount of clay.

  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 2
    Step 2

    In the background you can see my reference on the trusty PSP and oddly enough he bears an EXTREMELY strong resemblance to a man I used to work with lol. Now bear in mind that I do not prescribe to the belief that any of my sculptures are dead on, I believe I did a decent job but theres no point in ever beating yourself up for imperfections.

  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 3
    Step 3

    I mixed up a fresh batch of pale Siberian flesh tone that's a joke I don't need hate mail from Матери России lol That's Mother Russia for the linguistically challenged.

  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 4
    Step 4

    Rasputin's hair was rather stringy, here I used hemp. It looks a bit like dreds though so maybe next time I'll make his hair with something thinner.

  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is one of my most common doll bodies. Its construction is rather simple. Holes are drilled into the shoulders and wires are inserted with a drop of glue. Dowels are then added to these wires. The legs are made in a similar fashion except that the knees are made with tabs. I glue a small wood tab to the legs drill a hole in each tab and join them with wire, bending them to secure.

  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 6
    Step 6

    Here is his robe, made to fit his body

  • How to mold a clay character. Ra Ra Rasputin - Step 7
    Step 7

    I made his hands out of Crayola model magic, as well as his shoes. In most pictures I found of Rasputin, he was doing the sign of the cross "E nomine patri et filii et spiritus sancti" so I posed him this way for his photo shoot.

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The Bat
The Bat · 10 projects
....yeah that's bitchin'. Still gotta pop the clay cherry though -- does it matter what kind you use? I'm thinkin' sculpty but that stuff is a nightmare - so hard to mold.
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
I love that i got to see how u make your dolls! Theyre so amazing. Great job. Happy

I lol'd when i read that a guy u know looks like Rasputin.
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Scraphoarder
Scraphoarder · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 11 projects
Ha ha so cool! I love that song Happy And i love Rasputin!
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Haley
Haley · Manawa, Wisconsin, US · 8 projects
Same here. Me and a friend danced to that on Just Dance 2!
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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
oh my gosh that is so creepy! cuz i was at my best friends house yesterday and we played just dance 2 on her wii and we played that song!!! sorry to ramble but the she got it stuck in her head and got it stuck in my head!!!! btw nice tut!
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