On Saturday I added some curved strips to his body to give his body a bit of volume.


Finally, this morning, I welded on a piece of galvanized scafold tube which runs up inside his leg – we don’t want him falling over because he is quite heavy.  I have inserted him into a hole in our garden just for the picture but in his proper home he will be set into concrete.  At last he can stand on his own two feet.

Since the weather has been dry, I have been spraying him with water so that his shiny parts (not the spade or his eyes, because they are stainless) will start rusting.  I will drill a few small drain holes so that water doesnt get trapped in his hollow sections.