Anyway I didn’t like the claws so I carved and cast some new front legs.
They were also kak.
So I carved another front leg and when I stuck it on, it looked too organic.'
The same attitude was applied to the second attempt. Albeit a bit earlier.
Like the actual 'feel' of the piece is flat and constructed' and these would not go well with the flavor of the piece.
Back to square one.
Sand casting—cut the wax out.
Here is a test tail that I cut out from a paper design.
Them legs with the copper work still to be done.
I sand cast a whole bunch of shapes that I will need.
Normally I wouldn't cast so many at once, but I had just aintjies in my gas bottle and it’s a good way to finish it.
I have to go to Germany to get it.
I carved the front leg/gun platform in wax and also sand cast them.
The head will be moved forward.
The head is the thing I will be working on next.
I used a test piece to work out the size of the pipes that will connect the head to the body via a central control column.
Setting up the angle of the wings
I cut the bottom of the head off.
I am going to put a rounded shape in there.
These are the copper cables that will attach the head to the body.
I have a direction and plan—I think.