These 2 images above are what was submitted to me for reference on the sculpting. The flat relief pattern from the foundry was also sent to me. It was not completely necessaryto have their wood and polymer pattern, but it helped me to make sure that the relief sculptings I was making would fit fine. Next time I will just have them submit measurements to me.
I sculpted the eagle, flags and border portions in clay first. Applying the border directly onto the pattern for exact sizing on the circle.
Once approved, I made resin copies so that they were not succeptible to damage in shipping. I mounted (glued) the resin parts to the pattern and sent them to the plaque company's foundry ready to mold and cast. We still haven't been able to get a good photo of the finished bronze yet.