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Figure 29

Now attention is given to the front of the wall. A clay modeling tool is used to smooth out its surface.

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Figure 30

A second key is created in the clay wall at the top of the head.

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Figure 31

A third key is created opposite the first key. See the arrow.

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Figure 32

Two more keys will be created and added by cutting three trapezoid shapes in clay.

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Figure 33

One trapezoid key is applied on each side of front of the wall about halfway between the lower indented key and the top indented key.

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Figure 34

Plaster is mixed for the front half of the plaster mold. The consistency of the plaster is similar to a thick milkshake.

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Figure 35

The “face” coat (the coat that first touches the surface) is applied using a chip brush. This method eliminates air bubbles as a surface air is pushed aside by the brushing action.

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