On my return to the site, I took measurements of the wall and recreated the angle using a plywood maquette.
I then stapled frozen crow’s feet onto the maquette and covered them in salt to preserve them in the pose.
The plan is once they are dehydrated enough I can use the 3d scanner to create a digital file where I can enlarge them and then print them off using the “Rapid 3D Prototyper” and then attach them to the top of the stone wall using a 2 part glue.
I had originially wanted the feet to be life size, but my revisit to the gardens showed that the wall was a lot higher than I’d remembered meaning the feet would be hardly visible, I expect if I enlarge them between 100 – 150 percent the piece should be visible and maintain the angle to attach the feet to the wall.
The use of the 3D prototype machine is useful as it will allow me to make an exact replica to whatever scale I works in a medium that should be weatherproof and paintable.