When preparing the hunter model I missed the mold line running vertically up his face. I noticed it only after priming the figure and painting the flesh base coat. I didn't want to scrape away the paint to cut off the extra metal, as this will tear the layer of paint. I instead worked with it, painting the small ridge pink to represent a scar (wild boards are quite dangerous, you know).
Although sold as "wolf hounds," I like to consider these dog models to be deer hounds. An Iron Age bronze figurine of a deer hound was found at the Lydney Temple, Gloucestershire. So, this is an ancient breed indeed!
Here's something interesting about Iron Age Celtic hunting: One would naturally assume that the Celts hunted all the time, supplementing their diet with the deer and boar running through their country. However, there is very little archaeological evidence to suggest that this happened. The overwhelming majority of mammal bones found on Iron Age sites are from domestic breds. It seems that the hunt was more of a spiritual event, rather than a means for food.
Animals in Celtic Life and Myth, by Miranda Green