After all the plaster is removed, the sprues are cut off and a hole is drilled in his helmet to receive the neck pin. Then the knight is polished and the hand drilled so he can hold a sword.
Although this casting looks pretty good, you can see some places where the bronze has some pretty big divots.
These small defects would be nothing compared to the next castings…
*Update* — well, except the request by voidshatter for more shiny + lens flare… 🙂