The roman soldier had not faired well in recent months; it dried out and cracked; mostly around the legs and forearms.
However, the head and shoulders were in a better shape so the decision was made to make a mould and then cast in a fancy concrete. Here’s the mould part way through;
And while I was trying to take the two mould pieces off model, Kate took some videos – and quite rightly laughed at the spectacle [with tutor Ed in the background muttering].
Once the mould had come off, the roman looked more like a character for an old Dr Who episode…