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This is Boreray, fresh from casting. The mold plaster has been cleaned off, and now you can see the pouring cup at the top, filled with metal, and the short feed down from it into the sculpture cast (which is upside down). Also visible are thin rods of metal, which were tubes for hot gases to escape through as the molten metal filled the void of the mold.

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