Ah, makes senseThank you for the kind words, that little hole is because of the curl, it has a small hook to be attached and then pasted to the bust. :cool
Pores and skin texture are most profound in modeling, because the in the process of making the mold and copy and especially aftert the painting, the texture will look softer. :thumbsupThat looks great, bone/muscle structure, facial features, etc. Regarding the pores, were they that big on CR in real life?