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Picture of LIFE SIZE EAGLE IN STEEL
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SICK OF DRAWING BIRDS SO AS I WORK WITH STEEL I THOUGHT I WOULD MAKE ONE. MADE A SALMON FOR ITS TALON JUST TO MAKE IT MORE DRAMATIC. THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT 3D SCULPTURE.I INITIALLY DREW THE SHAPE OUT ON THE BENCH THEN BENT SOME 8MM ROUND BAR TO FORM THE ARMATURE THEN ADDED 2 MORE SLIGHTLY SMALLER ON EITHER SIDE. I BENT 3MM FLATS ROUND THE FRAME FOR FIXINGS ALL "FEATHERS" ARE CUT INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE PLASMA AND TACKED ON WITH MIG. THE SALMON WAS CUT IN 2 HALFS, BOWLED OUT WITH A BALL PEIN HAMMER, WELDED TOGETHER THEN DETAILED. THIS BIRD IS LIFE SIZE WITH A 2 METRE WING SPAN. HAVE SINCE DONE AN EAGLE OWL AND HALF WAY THROUGH AN OSPREY
WobblyKnees4 months ago

How did the Osprey turn out?

epitcher915 months ago
What kind of metal is used for the feathers?
Li Sashay1 year ago
Lovely piece! Wow, great work man.
weldalot (author)  Li Sashay1 year ago
Thankyou very much...appreciated
rickster4542 years ago
PLEASE DON'T get offended-!, But the fish is too straight, needs to be hanging, like in real life. -But this is SOOO cool!, Thanks for sharing.
weldalot (author)  rickster4542 years ago
thats exactly why you need to see the sculpture in real life.. the fish isn't straight. I actually didn't make it for the bird I just noticed a small hole in the fin so I hooked it from the talon and it stayed there so I just left it.
Thanks for comments
well I can't wait to see more of your work, Thank You :-)
Galonii2 years ago
How much would you charge for one of these. I have one son who is an Eagle Scout, and one about to make Eagle.
weldalot (author)  Galonii2 years ago
I have recently sold one for £3000. This one i use for advertising pictures and as its my first one im not sure i could sell it. I do smaller versions from £800 upwards depending on time scale involved. Material costs are fairly cheap its just the build time on these ones where the cost is
Thanks but I'm in the U.S. and it would cost a fortune to mail it here. It's very nice work!
weldalot (author)  Galonii2 years ago
It would cost £140 approx. $300. Ive just priced to send one to New York
Awesome work, it's so lifelike, the form is amazing.
weldalot (author)  TheFullMetalAlchemist2 years ago
many thanks.. i have just finished a commission for an Osprey with fish and personally think ive got more "movement" in it. I will post some pics tomorrow as i forgot my camera today
thanks again,
Ramsay
rimar20002 years ago
It is impressive! Congratulations.

If I do one, people will ask me "is it a mouse or a potato?"
weldalot (author)  rimar20002 years ago
thanks very much. Love the quote lol. What would happen then if you tried to make a mouse or potato?
They would say "What a beautiful airplane!"
a potato of course!
rug2 years ago
wow this is incredible !!!
nice work
was this your first attempt at it?
weldalot (author)  rug2 years ago
Thanks, yes ive always been good at drawing birds but never tried sculpture
rug weldalot2 years ago
Wow u should do a instructible on drawing something :)
cammers2 years ago
wow
weldalot (author)  cammers2 years ago
many thanks for your comments. I love your vases. Been fabricating and welding for over 20 years and always looking for small things to make and never even thought of vases. Brilliant designs and lovely work
Thanks for your comments too.
Those vases are pretty simple compared to your mighty eagle, but they are at least quick to make.
doug062 years ago
That looks great man! I will have to try and make one some time.
weldalot (author)  doug062 years ago
Many thanks. Go for it. Even if you cant draw just get a pic from the net and outline it onto a bench. Once you have the armature formed its easy enough to fill in details. The feathers take loads of time but really worth it for the end look
Let me know how you get on if you try one
Amazing work!!! Beautiful.
weldalot (author)  solomonhorses2 years ago
thankyou very much. appreciated
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is amazing! Very well done!!
weldalot (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thankyou very much. Comments appreciated