I am just back from installing the torso in her new home. All went well and we managed to move the carving and base into position without damaging either. The steel base is actually more vulnerable than the sculpture itself. the slightest knock with the gantry hook or even the chain is enough to chip the paint. A little chip exposes the bare metal and then rust will begin. It is always a relief to install a carving without any damage! Even better when the client is pleased. I am however exhausted after the long drive.