‘Ol bright eyes decided he needed an example of how to do the legs and head of the Dragon.
Plasticine or clay seemed the answer.
So I took myself off to the local art supply shop.
Eventually I found some at an art shop about two kilometers from my shop.
Six bucks for six kilo’s.
Which I carried back.
I became quite heavy after a while,—very heavy, in fact.
Rough, but it gave me an idea of the size.
Then I carved some leg blanks out of hard wax.
And a neck and head.
I carve them from two slices of wax that I temporally melt together and then when I have the basic shape down I split them and the I have a mirror image set.
Then I cut them in half again, so I got four parts and the cast then each individually.
This keeps the quantity of metal being cast down to a manageable level.
In Delft cast a lot on my projects.
This is part of the neck bottom that has been cast.
Here I am soldering the top and bottom of the head together.
The rough head stuck on with double sided tape.
As what so often happens, one part makes the other look wrong—namely the legs.
So I carved and cast some new ones.
Now I am making new talons for the legs.
I like the legs much better now.
So here we are now.
After the basic legs are finished, I do the tail and then the wings.
Then I go back and start finishing everything off.
That will be the most work still.
My Dragon steam engine.
My dragon cross bow.
I like Dragons.