The Monkfish Baking Project is proceeding. The icing is now on the cake, and the pastry is beginning to take form. Or rather: The putty has been applied and the body is sanded to shape.
Basically, I have levelled it out and filled out the fin junctions. Thereafter, a visceral depression (a shallow groove between the musculature of the back and the soft belly), a dorsal center ridge (ridge along the back where the fins normally sit) and some wrinkles in the skin on the backside have been carved out.
Some of it can be seen in the picture, but the light is a bit flat.
When all the shaping and levelling is done, the turn comes to teeth and fringe flaps. Look for the next status report!