This is a progress shot of the Tin Man, after 10 weeks of modelling. You can see that the top of the head is flat - this is to accommodate the tin hat which will be added later. Initially, the Tin Man was modelled on Mike Macgregor (fellow artist) however after some time I realised it wasn't feeling "right". Enter: LeBron James!!! The crux of the problem was that the physiognomy of the model did not match the weightiness of the sculpture - I needed someone more robust - a heavyweight boxer or weightlifter. The perfect inspiration arrived in the form of a Zbrush image of LeBron James, NBA superstar. You can see this image in the background hanging on the board.