Ok, now my Corpser got it's claws ! (...at last.)
On my last post, i was saying that i would go with hard air drying clay to sculpt my claws, but after i finished two of 'em, i quickly realized that it would be a real pain in the neck to work with such heavy legs. Fortunately, my friend Shelley Noble, helped me find out the perfect solution to do them: "Papier mache". She gave me the basic guidelines and nice tips to avoid problems (she's so sweet). A couple of days after that, i randomly founded out the blog of an "papier mache expert" : Dan Reeder. You should absolutely go take a peek at his work. He has done nice instructional videos for beginners and looking at his masterpieces is so inspiring... He is a really kind person who didn't hesitate to answer all my questions which helped me refine my understanding of the technique.
Here's his links:
I had tried two types of glue : Elmer's art paste and a homemade one, made with water and flour. Elmer's art paste worked well, but i got stiffer results with the water and flour recipe. I just mixed up, 3 parts of cold water with 2 parts of white flour.
I've prepared the liquid latex covering phase by tightening-down the claws with the ties-down bolts.