In a tin shed out the back of Urana, sculptor Andrew Whitehead has been slowly and methodically turning cogs, discarded spanners and rusted screws into a replica of Boree Creek's most beloved son.
For eight months Mr Whitehead has been studying the late Tim Fischer and turning scraps salved from the tip into a stunningly realistic likeness of the former deputy Prime Minister.
To complete the sculpture, Mr Whitehead said he had to become intimately familiar with Mr Fischer's features, "a bit like the way a mother knows her child's face".
It was a long process. For months Mr Whitehead drew caricatures of Mr Fischer until he could capture his likeness purely from memory and break it down into what he calls the "Mr Potato Head" pieces that make up someone's features.
Then it was just a matter intuiting how pieces fitted together.
"If you're three millimetres out it wouldn't look like him," he said.
"You never know if that's going to work out and if it didn't look like him no matter how good the rest of it was it would have been a failure."
Complete with metal RM Williams boots and Mr Fischer's trademark Akubra, the sculpture was a labour of love for Mr Whitehead.
"I met Tim a couple of times at the arts show in Lockhart," Mr Whitehead said. "He was kind enough to take my dragon sculpture, which is a public artwork in Lockhart, he took that up to Sydney Central Railway Station and left it there for a couple of days to promote the region. So I owed him one from that."
The sculpture sits on top of a steam train tender with military badges and service ribbons adorning its chest and a replica wedding ring wrapped around its finger.
Its tie features a Xavier High School pin representing his Melbourne alma mater and a Stephenson's Rocket Steam Logo. The coat also contains numerous 'life icons' forged by Mr Whitehead to represent Mr Fischer's many interests.
Mr Whitehead the sculpture was very close to finished, but he was leaving it to others to decide whether an unveiling would take place.
"It's developed a bit of a following [on Facebook] so people already feel ownership of it," he said.