First attempt to get the plaster in the right state for repairing the cast was wrong and I had to work hard to get rid of all the drips and smears I had applied with gay abandon. Once cleared off there were more scratches and chips to attend to. I made certain the next time that I had “killed” the plaster as suggested in Tonk’s book so it might be softer than the main cast. Here’s the result and I’ve now got to think about a patina and mounting it on a stand. Oh, I also changed the right eye a bit – you can compare by flipping up and down to the last post.
I must admit that I’m really proud of what I’ve done as my first “proper” portrait sculpture with the excellent tuition from Etienne Millner.