The first thing I do when I launch into unknown territory is make a plan.
I kind of write up instructions as if I was handing it off to another person.
After I finished my "plan" I started on my patterns.
Placement of all the scales
Created a form to give Klunker a slight domed shape.
Then the fun starts with cutting the copper
into the shapes
Kiss the metal with flame and assemble the tail.
Love the colors you can get out of copper when
you add heat.