I drew a sketch of the art deco eagle I had seen and used it to make a template of the eagle wings. I transfered the outline of the wings to some 18 gauge sheet metal and rough cut the wings out with a metal shear. I finished shaping the sheet metal with a drum sander bit on a rotary tool. I drew the interior lines of the wings and stamped them in with a peice of wire hanger, cut to fit, and a big hammer. The peice of sheet metal that I had was painted so I sanded the old paint off and repainted the wings with a metallic aluminum enamle paint. I colored the stamped lines in with some black, just to make them stand out more. I used 3M double sided adhesive tape to attach the wings to my son's helmet, now we are both thrilled with the look of his custome bike helmet.
Step 1: What You Will Need
Art deco eagle wing template
Rotary tool with sanding or grinding bits
Paint-the metallic of your choice
Double sided adhesive tape-I used 3M super strong automotive attachment tape.
The "A" on the helmet came from a 2005 toyota Tacoma tailgate that I replaced at work.
It can be bought online or at a Toyota dealership.
Step 2: Cut Out the Wings
Step 3: Details
Step 4: Paint and Tape
I wanted the wing lines to stand out more, so I added some black to the lines with a sharpie.
When the paint has dried cut some squares of double sided adhesive tape and put them on the back of the wings.
Step 5: Attach the Wings to the Helmet
Pull the red backing off the adhesive tape and press the taped end of the wing down firmly against the side of the helmet. Follow the same method for adhesive taping the "A" onto the front of the helmet.