I got the ball pretty round in the end. I cut out a form in plywood to scrape over the surface. With paint applied to the form it comes off on all the high spots. I don’t claim that it was perfect but as the only part of the present surface is the high tops of the hills it was not necessary to get the surface any nearer to perfection. I have marked out the rings that will go on to form the high and low mountains and valleys. I still cannot be sure this sculpture will be a success but am anxious to find out.