Subsequently (after an overseas holiday hiatus), I have posed it, setting features using a weak MC solution, clamps and patience.
I then set about rendering it copper – how I saw the model in my head probably is a little more worked than this, but without obscuring the folds, the actual pride and joy of the piece, I think the colour suits it.
I am achingly proud of this model, and hope you the casual reader have enjoyed the ride even a tiny fraction as much as I have.
…begs the question: where to from here? Something simpler I think.