4 June 2008

Carver mason applying modeling compound to one of the wire armatures of the dragons wings.
Carver mason applying modeling compound to one of the wire armatures of the dragons wings.

 

Gold leaf being applied to the flaming orb. Note that hard hats are not being worn as it is sometimes necessary to get your head close to the work to ensure the leaf is adhered properly.
Gold leaf being applied to the flaming orb. Note that hard hats are not being worn as it is sometimes necessary to get your head close to the work to ensure the leaf is adhered properly.

 

The gold leaf gilding is very carefully applied onto the prepared copper orb
The gold leaf gilding is very carefully applied onto the prepared copper orb

 

The gold leaf gilding - before skewing
The gold leaf gilding – before skewing

 

A close-up of the gold leaf before skewing
A close-up of the gold leaf before skewing

 

Skewing off the newly gilded heads. Note the paper bag, which is used to capture any loose gold leaf.
Skewing off the newly gilded heads. Note the paper bag, which is used to capture any loose gold leaf.

 

Newly guilded heads after burnishing
Newly guilded heads after burnishing

 

The newly gilded section looks quite stunning
The newly gilded section looks quite stunning

 

Stonemason honing the top of the viewing platform
Stonemason honing the top of the viewing platform

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