Second plan of action is to establish how big or small the sculpture needs to be, this is the point where you decide if it is feasible to drop or up scale.
Next plan of action is to make a note of the materials needed allowing for plenty of spares. I did at this point put a 'shout' to my industry forum just to see if any veteran twisters/modellers could suggest techniques for joints etc.
All seemed the same as I had planned, which was comforting!
It's always good to ensure your clients knows what to expect as with balloons, the design will be 'characterised'.
Time involved in planning, designing & finally building a sculpture can go into 10's of hours so plan in advance, these things are not just thrown together in 10 minutes!!
Finally finished this project now and really pleased with it as it was an odd one. Once it has been delivered, I will post photo's for you to see.