I do a lot of sculpting over the course of a film but most of it happens up front. It’s been 18 months since I did any serious character work and I’m not surprised that I have stupid fingers. It takes a little time to get back that muscle memory. Needless to say the first few weeks are chalk full of false starts and some truly weird puppet proportions; big heads, long arms, short legs, etc. Another 20 hours and I’ll be back on track.