The Beginning of the Body
This is the very humble start of the Golden Eagle body. Basically starting with an oversize piece of annealed copper sheet with a centerline drawn with a marker. As this progresses the base of the wings will be added. This will include the muscles that control the wings. This is new to me and think this will be more accurate to include the muscles on the body and not on the ends of the wings.
Forming the Wing Muscles
The wing muscles are formed and the top of the body are fitted and tacked. The opening shown is where the neck and head are joined to the body. Hopefully all the copper will transition smoothly to the next. If not....copper scrap is running $2.40 per pound. This looks rather unconventional but it will work. If this doesn't work there might be a long pause between blogs.
This eagle will have a wingspan of about 24" and even now I would like to have one myself.
Tim Summerville, copper artist timsummerville.com