As mentioned previously, the folk at Keddlestone Hall allowed me to take many photos , these are pics of the cast feet ,I think made of bronze (maybe brass).
I realized with all the detail I could not use sand casting and really the only option was to use the lost wax technique, therefore I needed a copy of the original. For some strange reason the people at Keddlestone were not keen about me taking one of the orginals off the table to use as a pattern, so I tried carving a pattern out of a block of bass wood, to say I have no skill as a carver would be an overstatement, I realized I needed a professional .
I could not believe my luck when searching local carvers that I found Ben Furse (http://www.benfurse.com) a classical trained carver from England who resides literally just around the corner from me, he had been to Keddlestone studying the carving there he even knew who John Linnell was, and he agreed to carve me a pattern
The next stage was to make a mould.
The wax is heated and poured into the mould to make the lost wax pattern, these are now sprued onto the rubber pouring cup.
The rubber pouring cup along with the wax patterns are now placed in the flask and investment (looks like plaster of paris) is poured over the wax pattern to form the cavity that the bronze will flow into, (for some reason I did not take pics of this process) the results looks like this once the rubber pouring cup is removed.
I will continue later
Thanks for looking