I ran outside with camera and statue, shot some pics in full sun to try it out.
Unfortunately it was a bit hasty as the clouds kept ruining the light, so a few shots which were not usable. Leading to some gaps in the model. But the final model was only cut and converted using meshlab and uploaded to shapeways. Meshmedic fixed the holes.
So all it needs is a proper rerun, some orientation and scale fix, but 3d copying using photographs has just became easy reality :-S