This was done in a "generic" sculpy compound that came in a somewhat big block (couple pounds i think, the stuffs heavy too) and i used almost all of it on this.
I did not know ANYTHING about actual armatures except that they were used sometimes (my doctor actualy did bronzes of deer in ND and there was an artical discribing the basics on how he did it, thats how i knew there was such a thing as an armature but not how to build one.)
My actual first "sculpting" was with play dough
isn't most of ours... I did one design in it that i liked so much when i was 15 or so that i did it over in wet clay. Thats the one that broke. Back then i learned to suport my clay figures with tooth picks... So this one has about 6 toothpics stuck into it so that it would survive the oven... it fell over but other then that it survived pretty well.
Well max... i shall have to go buy some clay and do another sculpture just for you