Guys. I did it. I'm done. It took me over a year, but I'm finally done!
Final height: 3' 4" (101 cm)
Final length: 3' (91.4 cm)
Final width: 1' 9" (53.3 cm)
Final weight: 100-200 lbs? (I'm not exactly sure)
Total man-hours: 625-675 hours
Now when I say I'm finished. I'm done with all aspects of sculpting. No more shaping clay, no more adding or subtracting clay, and no more detail work (actually I see a few things I might need to fix but whatever). The only thing I'll do to this sculpture now is minor cosmetic work (like smoothing out rough areas, nicks, and bumps) right before we fire it. Other than that, I'm finished. All that needs to happen now is to fire it. Which is going to be a whole other ballgame.
I just have no words to describe the relief I'm feeling right now. I've been through so many ups and downs with this project and at times I thought I'd never complete it. I had to do repairs to this thing TWICE. Each time I had to wait at least a month before I could make any progress.
Man, I just can't believe I'm done. I just want to thank everyone for their support I especially want to thanks the ones that have stuck around since the beginning (you know who you are) It just means so much to me and I'm very happy that you guys enjoy something that I'm very passionate about. I just have so much love for you guys.
If you want to see the larger individual pictures, I've posted them to my tumblr here -> [link]
I'll post updates on the firing progress in my journal. The way it's looking it might be a few weeks to a month before we get to fire it. Just stay tuned.