Deciding that a piece is ready to mold is a little like handing in the exam booklet for a critical test. You're exhausted, you really think you've put everything into it, but you're still not sure.
That said, here it is. Part one of part one. We start making the mold tomorrow.
This last image is interesting, in that it allows you to see the support system for the arm which is to be cut away in the final casting. I'm imagining it will much easier to cut away material than to try to make a mold around an arm that floats out in space. Not easy, but easier. Same with the sword.
There's a million more things I'd like to discuss here, particularly regarding the handling of the clay surface but, as usual, it's late, and I've got a big day tomorrow, and a 5 month old who doesn't sleep through the night.