Once I got to the studio this afternoon, I created a cap for the feathers to be attached to on the head of the warrior. I then started to put the feathers on, one by one. All 26 feathers worked out just right. Then to make the piece less confusing to my eye, I painted the feathers and the cap, to match the color of the clay.
Tomorrow I start finishing up the headdress. Then it will be just adding to the detail and cleaning up and the piece will be ready for the foundry.