Creating Mirror Image

I am working on an animation for the end tag of the video productions that my church does, and am still in the modeling phase. I am creating a dove, and am still in the process of creating a shell (like a dove shaped bowl) so that I can make a mirror image of it and connect the two with faces, but (and I will now sound like the n00b I am,) I have no idea as to how to make a mirror image of that dove half!
If anyone knows how (which I’m sure most everone here does) please let me know how to do this.

Oh, I did try the mirror modifier, but all it did was produce a “ghost” image that was not actually an object. Did I do something wrong?? Thanks for any and all help!

Take a look at the documentation
You kind find it under the help section in Blender [Manual]
There is an Apply button under the modifier that makes your mesh real.
Good luck!

p.s. sounds to me like you haven’t done the Gingerbread tutorial ?

p.p.s. welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

DEFINETLY check out the Blender wiki it is AWESOME!!! I am new to Blender and it helps me out a lot.