For anyone who doesn't follow me over on G+ here is a peek at what I've been doing this year. I'm teaching myself to sculpt (better) with Polymer Clay. This is one of a pair of 28mm Tong Fighters that I made.
I switched from regular Sculpey III to Super Sculpey Firm, and that made a big difference in how much detail I could get. I still need to working on getting the level of detail even more fine -- especially around the eyes, but overall I'm really pleased with how much I've improved from when I first started.