This was the first carving I made in round (April 2011). The measurements are 24x26x70 cm. with the base. I had to glue 5 basswood planks of 5 cm thickness. In Spain I have not been able to get thicknesses of more than 12 cm. Which after thickness planer the plank becomes about 10-11 cm.
This wood carving I wanted to color it, and I used walnut tint. I did not like the result. Now, I use transparent polyurethane varnish only.