Breaking the mould

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Today was all about chipping away with mallet and blunt chisel plus picking at the surface with modelling tools.  With outer layer off, come bits of the lower layer came off too.

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At this stage it reminded me a bit of victorian statuary in upmarket cemeteries.  More tapping away most of the day and cast was free…

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… but there are bubbles [one in particular has obliterated the nasal septum], seam leakage, and  scratches and gouges from my enthusiasm [and not really knowing how thick the deeper layers were – although I should have known where the top of the ear was!].

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Bit more tidying up where the blue bits are in the hair and filling holes [made a mess so far….].  Sorry for the pictures being distorted but I’ve been using the iPhone rather than a proper camera.  Once surface is satisfactory I’ll treat it to look like a bronze, mount it some how and take proper pictures.

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