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So I got Argon and continued. Did lots of fun stuff in between time but thats another story.
After bending all the feathers and welding them together I have a pretty decent idea of what the wings will look like.
I also did a bit of detail work on the small stainless feathers
Then I needed to do some work on the figure that will be attached to the wings. If you remember it was just tacked together to show some form. Now I weld it up a bit to get a better idea of how it will look in position.
Then I tack them both into place to check composition and to show it off at my Gallery!
Oh yah I forgot I cut her body back! Just used a 60 grit stainless flapper wheel on my angle grinder.
At this point I had also cut her leg off to reposition it a bit and had only tacked it back into place.
So I got some great response at the gallery and sold at least one piece… I guess that makes it a pretty good weekend. now back to work.
These people need some heads man!
Here he is cut back and with a good head on his shoulders.
Now hands and feet for both. The process is the same so I will just show you parts. I start with stainless rod cut to length.
This is a foot 3/32 TIG rod for her.
The underside after welding.
The top side befor I have added any metal. This is all done with the TIG. It needs to be done with very precise timing and temp control or you just end up with a blob of stainless. I weld on top of a 1/4 inch copper bar so I dont weld it to my bench and it pulls away the heat.
This is a hand 1/8 inch for him. Done the same way. Dont need to be so careful with the 1/8 inch it will take more heat. still lots of quenching and on the copper.
His hand in the final position.
The piece a man a woman and some big wings. At this point it needs some final touch ups clear coat (cause of all the carbon steel) and to be photographed by my brother to be put up on my web. This one will most likely be in the gallery by next week.