|Compatriot Michael Tieman|
Yep, it happened. Today I went into the studio after not being in it for a few days and the hat had melted and fell into his arms. And it had slumped a bit, he gained a few inches around the waist and it was lower. In other words, he got old.
So today I turned on the air conditioner, pushed his gut back, replaced and rebuilt the hat. Drove a few screws into the hat and into the foam of the head.
Once I did that, I added clay to the musket to cover the wood base.
Then, I started to add the harder foundry clay covering the base clay.
My hands were screaming so I had to stop for the day. I put the fan on for the night on the clay and put my compression gloves on me for the night.
Tomorrow I call the foundry to order some clay as I am on my last ingot.