Thanks everyone for the kind words, much appreciated! He was well received by the recipient!
@Duat1970, I made him using crumpled up tinfoil as a base, and used milliput for the actual sculpting. Some plastic bits made the pipe and chimney. Most hobby stores I know sell Milliput, but it also has its uses for general repairs. My basing materials I get either from online modelling stores or my local model hobby store.