1.) The tar was painstakingly
burned and scraped off the leg
2.) A steel pipe replaced the
rebar armature. (We felt the rebar was too short and flimsy to properly support the heavy weight of the statue.)
3.) Molten lead was poured into
the areas of loss while clay walls protected the undamaged part of the statue from a meltdown. (Kids, don't try this at home)
4.) This process was done in
sections because of gravity
5.) Once all the loss was filled, it
was contoured with a grinder, and then mounted to the base.
6.) A new patina was applied
to unify the color. We matched the original patina which had almost completely worn off.