Blue Heron #2

Thought I'd share some progress shots of whats on my anvil at the moment.
This is my second time making a heron. I'm making this one a little differently as I want to be able to dip it in hopes of getting the automotive finish inside and between the feather layers. To this end I am building it with the rod method so the finish can get inside and i'm using 12g steel for the feathers which helps keep the feathers lightly spaced. I'm also going to make it so the wings can get attached after it's dipped. The wings are 28" long so the overall wingspan will be just over 5'. 



Wow! The details on the wings are really outstanding!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Thanks! They are are crazy labour intensive. Keep in mind that both sides are feathered! lol
Should be finished feathering the underside of the wings tomorrow which will be a huge stage done


Love it!

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

beautiful metal work.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Beautiful work!

Ever see them holding their wings bottom side up? (Like humans palms up and out to the sides) It's like a satellite dish but it is to catch the sun rays to warm them up.


She is beautiful!! 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Amazing work. I like that this site has a place for metalworkers so I can get exposure to wonderful projects like this.

My wife and I like the Netflix show Metal Shop Masters. It's fun seeing all of the different styles of work and the end results. Now I get some regular exposure here.
Some amazing detail on the wings, looks great.

Main Street to the Mountains

I love fine art metal work like this! You TIG weld I assume?

Awesome skills!
Thank you. It's all done with mig. 


Great craftsmanship Angellos. They look like angles wings. I see these birds from a far but I never realized they were so large. 

James McIntyre

Thank you James. Yes, they can get quite large. Similar in size to a Bald Eagle. Big enough they go after young rabbits etc when opportunity arises


Beautiful.  Love seeing herons when out kayaking.  You've captured the look so nicely!
Thanks BB1. I was out with the photographer yesterday and snapped this photo while he was working. I'll make another post when I get the photos