You will need;
Polymer clay, either Fimo or Sculpey in White plus a small amount of flesh colour and a small bit of light brown,
Dotting tool or tooth pick or large darning needle.
Ball tool or end of a paintbrush.
old tooth brush,
fluffy paint brush,
fine ended paint brush,
earth tones chalk pastels,
Glaze made for polymer clay, i use gloss glaze from craftmill.co.uk.
First job, mix your clay, heres approximate proportion to make an off white cooked turkey colour.
if you feel the clay is too soft, squash it between 2 sheets of clean paper for 10 mins and it will soak some of the ' oil' out or leave it to sit and cool down for a while.
take the two leg pieces and join them together to get this shape, they are still quite rough at this stage so don't panic !
Using a ball tool or end of a paint brush gently poke a hole in the bum end that you previously squeezed, Push up from the inside to get the rounded top. Press the tail on .
Using the ball tool, mark a line down to the breast, that ends in a fork, gently prod with the tool to get the indented triangle shape.
Using the dotting tool, go over most of the body and legs making small 'dots' to give the impression of feather follicles, again this can be quite rough, your bird should look like this now.
Take an old toothbrush, and dab it all over the bird, this will blend out the lumpier bits, but go careful over the wings, or you could squish them out of shape, practice on a bit of scrap clay first so you get the feel of how much pressure to apply to get the finish you want.
get your pastels, these are a set of earth tones, but there will be similar colours in any normal set of pastels
Using your fluffy soft paint brush, dust the pastels over the bird, gradually building up the colour, make sure you turn it over and do the underneath, this will let you see the bits you have missed from above.
Do the same with the darker yellow followed by light browns, but with a tiny amount of pastel,very lightly, over the parts that would get darker on a real cooked turkey
when you are happy with the colour, again you could practice on some scrap clay, use the small paint brush to add drops of water to the dark brown pastel, mix well and carefully add to areas on the bird where it may have got a bit over done in the oven !
Once your bird is cooled, glaze with a glossy glaze and leave to dry.
Hope this tutorial has been helpful :)