Blue Heron finished

I forgot to share the finished project! 
Pretty happy with how this one turned out.
It ended up having a 5' wingspan and I cleaned up and old maple butt end and used that for a base



Amazing as always Angellos. You are one talented guy!

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

Birds of a feather...

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

That is absolutely gorgeous! Well done!

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

wow that is a beautiful work of art angellos !

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

Awesome, gorgeous, and impressive work! The detail on the feathers is amazing. Nice photography too.
Great work. When I saw the photo I though what’s up with this project? Are we now doing photography? I thought it was real! 

Then I looked closer. Your work is so realistic. 
Didn’t I see your work on another site similar to this one?

James McIntyre

Thanks everyone. I took the first two photos with my cell phone and the rest were shot by my photographer friend, Sean Fenzyl 

@James, you may have seen this elsewhere for sure. I posted it on several art sites and it has been fairly widely shared by various group members


Beautiful Work!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Beautiful!!  Love seeing blue heron when out kayaking.  You have captured the likeness.  WOW!!
Beautiful work, very realistic. That will develop a nice patina over time.

Main Street to the Mountains

just a huge WOW GR8 JOB 😍😎👍


Thank you. It shouldn't rust anytime soon as I made it hollow, on an armature, and dipped it in a few gallons of Por15 clear. I then sprayed it with several coats of Five Star Extreme automotive finish to get the sheen level I wanted (It's a two part finish that has variable sheen levels depending on your hardener mix


I entered this piece in the Metal My Way contest (North American wide, put on by Metal Supermarkets).  I received an email yesterday informing that I won the "best over all" category and I am also the grand prize winner. Nice feather for the resume cap!


congrats and well deserved !

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