Now I finished hollowing the model out and after I finished that he is laid flat again on some strips of wood to let air circulate to the interior while it’s under loose plastic cover.
He has shrunk 1/2″ in length now from 19″ to 18-1/2″ while the work has been going on.
He also has a model number which is 308.
(update July 2015: AFter firing to 2050º the sculpture is now 16-1/2″ tall, a total of 2-1/2″ down from the original wood form size.)
I hope to do the final cleaning up on the surfaces in the next couple of days and then move onto the next model, I haven’t decided yet on the next model but expect I will soon!