Monday, January 4, 2016

How We Built A Weathervane, Part Four

As the gar was tightening up and getting to where it needed to be, the focus shifted next to the electric eels design element that would be part of the directionals below the gar.

Since we would be casting an aluminum copy of the eel, it was necessary to build only one of the four, as they would all be hammered in copper over the same casting. Here, the eel is blocked out in a simple shape in foam.

Next up, the foam eel was coated in clay to begin the details.

Working on the eyes, gills and fins.

Refined some small details and made minor adjustments here and there.

The gar with fins set aside, as they would be cast separately and the eel. Ready now for plaster!

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