In Hinduism Garuda is the mount of Vishnu. He is also present in many South Asian Cultures as a wise and powerful protector. Both Thailand and Indonesia use Garuda as their national emblem.
Growing up our family had a Garuda not unlike this one, which I was very fond of, but somewhere along the way it was misplaced to time. This motivated me to recreate his impressive form as a detailed game prop. I spent about a week on it and am happy with how it turned out.
I may revisit the textures down the road and attempt a multi-colored paint job on it.
Thanks for checking it out!