My next polymer clay scene is one of the craziest scenes in Season 1 of Game of Thrones. After Gregor Clegane (Conan Stevens) gets un-horsed by Loras Tyrell in the Hand’s Tourney (is this considered a spoiler?), Gregor gets so pissed-off that he cuts his horse’s neck. As the sword cuts down into the horse’s flesh–like butter I may add, it bursts blood everywhere, sending the horse down to the ground front-legs first. This scene looked real enough to me to feel bad for the poor horsey. I don’t care how much you read about Gregor’s viciousness, this scene wraps it up in about 5 seconds!
Making Gregor Clegane in polymer clay took me about 3 hours, and it took the same amount of time to make the horse in clay. I spent a considerable amount of time on the Mountain’s head using different techniques. I was a bit concerned with the baldness and the transition in the hair-line, considering I didn’t use any paint. I used the needle tool to fill-in the transition of the head and beard little by little, which ultimately worked. The horse was a pain because I never made a horse before, but I think it came out okay. My biggest challenge was making his body and face look like a horse and not a dog.