For those of you without the time or patience to view the entire video I have posted, I’ve broken the video up into 8 parts. YouTube can make it difficult to view them in order so I’ve posted them all here.
Part 1 includes cutting the blank, roughing out the wings and then smoothing the wings in preparation of carving the feathers.
Part 2 includes carving the feathers on the smoothed wings.
Part 3 includes shaping and smoothing the shield.
Part 4 includes detailing the feathers with quills and veins.
Part 5 includes working on the head. Roughing it out and preparing it to mount to the body.
Part 6 includes detailing the head.
Part 7 includes gilding: Applying the sealer, adhesive and the gold leaf.
Part 8 includes finishing the eagle by painting the shield, eye and tongue.