I have cut 2 wood templates out and fitted one with metal tubes which will allow for the legs to be slotted in. It has been covered in scrunched paper and 'shaped' Beak applied and one layer of paper mache. Paper mache tip no. 1 the curvier your surface the thinner your paper strips need to be. Paper mache tip no.2 when working in a cold house, use warm water (for no other reason than it keeps your fingers warm)...!!
I aim this year (7 years in) to be fully prepared and able to install my birds within two hours MAX... Kristy and Dana, if you're reading this.....!!!!!!
I also received an application for Sculptures by the Sea and am tempted again to apply... I would love to be accepted and experience the vibe at Cottlesloe... we shall see. The first deposit for my studio/shed has been paid and so I hopefully will have a fantastic working space within a couple of months. I am soooo excited..
Anyhow i shall leave you with some little photos of my Castaways birdie no. 1 taking shape. Although it is a little hard to see, 'he' is around 1 metre from tail to beak 'tip'... :)