Opening the mould after casting wax and extracting the first so called 'foundry model'.
Separating the figure from the base right away.
Reminder: her hands have been mould 'à part'and very probably, they will be cast 'à part' as well.
This model needs plenty of attention.
Attention for details is my outmost luxury and most certainly my trade mark!
"Before & After" kind of magic, except that only time and patience performs it... I was content to correct and refine AMOR FATI's hair, and not entirely, in about 2 days!
More than 2 weeks I am working on the wax model. The temperatures are high and my body warmth is even more dangerous to the wax model. I make sure I protect some area's, I make sure my hholding-hand only lands there...
I paint the model to track any possible remaining imperfection
Then I wash the model (non organic pigment of the paint might increase the amount of 'dirt' we surely do not want...