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Mordor Sword by orcbruto
Mordor Sword
So I was playing Shadows of Mordor and got really enchanted by the awesome amount of cool weapons in the game, most of them crude and cruel swords/sword-like things wielded by the orcs. 

After rescuing an steel beam leftover from a construction site garbage I decided to shape it into a Mordor-looking sword. So here it is, a 60 cm long, 2,5kg flax-like blade, with a twisted cotton cord handle that curves like a "c" (I can direct the blade with one hand and push the back of the "c" with the other, or use my hand to make it turn like those Wild West revolvers =D). 

It's a fully functional blade, coated in dark varnish to preserve from rust. But you have to yell "MAN FILTH!" before striking XD
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Black Knife by orcbruto
Black Knife
To stop a bit posting Warhammer 40k miniatures, here comes a knife I made recently. 

So, this small knife (about 30 cm) was built from a construction steel beam, the grip is made of cotton string and the metal was covered with a black varnish to preserve it from rusting. I scratched some Tolkien Black Speech runes of some words I found in the internet (I was playing Shadows of Mordor at the time and got interested in the Black Language of Mordor =D). 

Roughly translates to "Black spider that causes pain/suffering". As Tolkien never wrote too much in Black Speech, nobody really knowns much of it's grammar, so maybe I wrote "Suffering that causes Spiders to be Black" or something like that XD
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Hastati Squad by orcbruto
Hastati Squad
So I bought a bunch of Space Marines from a friend, all painted with a layer of paint so thick you couldn't see the poor marines buried under it (it was pretty cheap... guess why...). And then the genius here decided to play the Big Mek and used some paint remover in the marines. The paint was removed, but also their faces XD

To not build a squad of "Slendermen" Marines, I decided to try and sculpt my own Astartes heads, like those roman helmets. I think the results were quite poor, but at least they look interesting (from afar, at least)... Maybe in the future I will try to make some better heads and substitute this ones.

As the Space Romans go, I decided to make some roman shields for them too. 

Historically the Hastati were a kind of troop of the old Roman Republic, quite before the Legions and Legionnaires were introduced. They used to be the front line of melee, wearing bronze armor, big rectangular shields and short swords (gladius), and charged to combat just after the javelin throwing light infantry finished throwing their missiles at the enemy. As a Tactical Squad, I think the roles are not so different, as they are usually the first to enter the combat after the bombardments and drop pods wrecked the enemy lines...  
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Electoral Run Game by orcbruto
Electoral Run Game
In my Design college, for the Game Design classes, we were asked to make a simple boardgame for the end of the semester. As it was election time in Brazil, I and some colleagues decided to make a game about... elections. 

The board is a graphic and each player gets one of eight stereotypical political candidates commonly found in this country (Clockwise: The Mad Feminazi, The Tree-hugging Ambientalist, The General, The Evangelical Preacher, The Communist, The Weirdo Conspiracy Theorist, The Red Neck and The Capitalist), and each turn each player can choose to invest paper money (like Monopoly money) to make propaganda and put his/her candidate 2d6 steps up, invest money to attack another player (he/she goes down 2d6 steps) or campaign for more money (2d6 "millions") to use in the next turn. The winner is the first politician to gather 51% of the electors preference.

The miniatures were made with Loctite's Durepoxi (a epoxi resin) in 28mm scale (from the base to the eyes) and painted by me.  
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  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: Iron Maiden
  • Reading: Lord of the Flies
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Playing: Rome 2 Total War
Hello friend!

Yap, it's that time again... Vacations, no homework, no college, long days to do what the fuck I well please... 

And seems that fate is calling me to a very different direction. After I started sculpting some miniatures for my Warhammer 40k games and I made some works for my Design College with miniatures, people started asking me to make them professionally. I'm not really much confident that my skills with sculpture are "market level", but colleagues and friends were almost throwing money on me, so I decided to bite the bait.

I just have to figure a way to reproduce them in series, find some place that sells silicon rubber and experiment with epoxi resin and metal to see if I can replicate them without the need to import stuff (that would skyrocket the price). An idea is pulsating on my mind to try making miniatures out of aluminium, as it's free (My neighbor feeds me great number of beer cans everyday), melts easily and isn't too hard to cut... I think I will try it as soon as I find a crucible to melt the aluminium inside (I was using a "steel" cooking pot, but it melted away faster than the cans... I'm very suspicious of this "steel"...). I'm thinking about looking for an iron cauldron, like the ones Wicca girls use to have, maybe it will not melt before the aluminium cans.

As soon as I figure out a way to reproduce the sculptures I will try making some big ones, as it's easier to handle the materials than 28mm ones. I'm thinking at starting with something cool that I found around the internet, some dragon/monster's heads on a display, like those old animal trophies people in the XIX century used to hang on their walls. I'm also interested in making some "action figure" scale sculptures, probably starting with the Warhammer 40k Primarchs (mostly for fun, I will not mention it out loud to not be sued by Games Workshop...), some orcs/orks, maybe dragons... 

On the long run I intent to start some 28mm Warhammer compatible pieces manufacture, or maybe even an independent 28mm miniature wargame. Presently I'm thinking into adapting some Lovecraftian creatures (Mi-Go, Old Ones, Deep Ones...) to constitute each army/faction of it.

Also my weaponsmitting skills are being required with some enthusiasm by friends and colleagues, mostly to make athames for Wicca girls or medieval weapons. I think it would be quite great if I make some casts of the most cool/required weapons and then cast them in aluminium, bronze or cooper, so I can sell them easier (with a catalog, for example, instead of making just unique pieces).

Sooooo... do you have any experience, warning, idea or suggestion about this kind of work? 
  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: Iron Maiden
  • Reading: Lord of the Flies
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Playing: Rome 2 Total War
Hello friend!

Yap, it's that time again... Vacations, no homework, no college, long days to do what the fuck I well please... 

And seems that fate is calling me to a very different direction. After I started sculpting some miniatures for my Warhammer 40k games and I made some works for my Design College with miniatures, people started asking me to make them professionally. I'm not really much confident that my skills with sculpture are "market level", but colleagues and friends were almost throwing money on me, so I decided to bite the bait.

I just have to figure a way to reproduce them in series, find some place that sells silicon rubber and experiment with epoxi resin and metal to see if I can replicate them without the need to import stuff (that would skyrocket the price). An idea is pulsating on my mind to try making miniatures out of aluminium, as it's free (My neighbor feeds me great number of beer cans everyday), melts easily and isn't too hard to cut... I think I will try it as soon as I find a crucible to melt the aluminium inside (I was using a "steel" cooking pot, but it melted away faster than the cans... I'm very suspicious of this "steel"...). I'm thinking about looking for an iron cauldron, like the ones Wicca girls use to have, maybe it will not melt before the aluminium cans.

As soon as I figure out a way to reproduce the sculptures I will try making some big ones, as it's easier to handle the materials than 28mm ones. I'm thinking at starting with something cool that I found around the internet, some dragon/monster's heads on a display, like those old animal trophies people in the XIX century used to hang on their walls. I'm also interested in making some "action figure" scale sculptures, probably starting with the Warhammer 40k Primarchs (mostly for fun, I will not mention it out loud to not be sued by Games Workshop...), some orcs/orks, maybe dragons... 

On the long run I intent to start some 28mm Warhammer compatible pieces manufacture, or maybe even an independent 28mm miniature wargame. Presently I'm thinking into adapting some Lovecraftian creatures (Mi-Go, Old Ones, Deep Ones...) to constitute each army/faction of it.

Also my weaponsmitting skills are being required with some enthusiasm by friends and colleagues, mostly to make athames for Wicca girls or medieval weapons. I think it would be quite great if I make some casts of the most cool/required weapons and then cast them in aluminium, bronze or cooper, so I can sell them easier (with a catalog, for example, instead of making just unique pieces).

Sooooo... do you have any experience, warning, idea or suggestion about this kind of work? 

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Arturo Alejandro Branco
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Brazil
I am a multi-artist that loves Photoshop, Google Sketchup and vector art.

I am Pisces (western horoscope) and Bull (chinese horoscope). A+ Blood

I am also an archeologist, Master Degree historian, made my thesis about Dracula in Romania (mostly in Craiova, Tirgoviste and Bucharest). Also I am enthusiast of Paleontology.

I am atheist, but I follow Buddhist Zen philosophy as moral and ethic compass. I also have lots of knowledge in magic and sorcery traditions from Middle Ages, despite I don't practice them.

Ethnically I am 25% Portuguese (Trás-os-Montes), 25% Spanish (Madrid), 25% Italian (Calabria) and 25% Morocco Berber. I born in Brazil, despite I have no Brazilian blood...

I speak portuguese and english very well, and very poorly spanish, japonese, latim, italian and romanian...
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Thanks for your favorites on my Akolytes and Interrogator Jocarno!
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Thanks for adding my full sized lasgun to your favourites.
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Thanks 4 faving Today, we are cancelling the Apocalypse... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
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Thanks for faving my Elysian Drooptrooper :D (Big Grin) 

So what are you like on the picture
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The colors are awesome, mostly the contrast between the yellow and white... Also it have a "taste" of 1980's art, quite awesome =D
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Thanks for the fav ;)
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Thanks for faving my new picture

So how do you like it?
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Goddamned! You are quite amazing! I wish I could paint like that... =D

I still have some ambitions of reaching a level good enough to be hired by Games Workshop someday :eager:
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Thanks for the Fav
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Thank you very much for the :+fav: on my Dwarf Runelord mini! :thanks:
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Thanks for adding "Hammerhead Redesign" to your favorites.
 
           Hammerhead Redesign by duanenicholsart
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Thanks for the fav :)
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Thank ya kindly for the :+fav: on my Catachan Commissar! :D 
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Thank you for the favorite on Temple of Chaos. You have some cool figures :)
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Thanks =D
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Hey Arturo. Thanks for adding my Ishar to your favs. I really appreciate :woohoo:
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Thanks for the :+fav: on my Dreadknight :)
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Thank you for your support!
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:) :iconthnxplz: :meow:
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Thanks for the :+fav: man!
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