Chefs Win for Lard Sculptures
Chefs from the Queens Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment in Hampshire, England won awards for detailed sculptures made of lard.
The sculptures, which included a Buddah, horse and dragon and which took a hundred hours to carve were judged at this year's Combined Services Catering Competition.
Lance Corporal Amrit Limbu, 27, used three 11lbs blocks of lard to create the Buddha statue, working for up to 12 hours a day for eight days.
He made an inner structure from wire and muslin before adding the animal fat.
Lc Cpl Limbu, whose regiment is based in Aldershot, Hants, said: "It took a really long time to do the preparation.
"However, as it finally started to take shape and come to life, it started to get really exciting.
The sclptures must be kept in a cool environment to keep from melting before being judged.