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"GI JOE" Prototypes

Started by kanemono , Jan 19 2010 02:25 PM

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#101 kanemono

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:19 AM

I found this picture of an alligator Bowie I made a few years ago. It is an exact copy of an antique Bowie knife, the grip is ivory.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:11 AM

Wow, great way to revive this thread.   I envy your talent Dick.  Beautiful work!

 

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:49 PM

These are really really amazing!  Thank you for sharing!



#104 kanemono

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:53 AM

I found some closeups of a few items. An eaglehead sword, eaglehead dirk and a 1/6 scale pair of eaglehead spurs.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:00 AM

Dick,

 

After reviewing this thread it is tough not to, once again, start making a mental list of all the miniature things I want made for my displays.  Great stuff!

 

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:04 AM

Here are some prototype Cotswold hand grenades. The grenades on the bottom are pewter production pieces.

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:43 PM

Here's a recent pick up for me. One of the neatest pieces of trench art I've ever seen.i know it probably wasn't made in a trench but it is very nice none the less.
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#108 Ronnie

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:44 PM

Last picture.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:45 PM

If you are wondering about the scale....it's lying on a paper towel.
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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:50 PM

Here's a shot of the bolt pulled back and locked. Then another of the bolt closed.
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:43 AM

Ronnie,

That is a very nice miniature. The bayonet really makes it. Thanks for posting.

Dick



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:12 PM

You bet Dick and I agree the bayonet is really cool.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:09 AM

I have shown you quite a few of my miniature weapons and a large bronze sculpture. I thought you might like to see one of favorite sculptures and another format. I know this is not military so I hope no one is upset with my posting this sculpture, however, this will give you an idea of other pieces I create. This preying mantis is slightly larger than life. The ring it sets on is 4" in diameter. This is created the same manner as the miniature weapons, many individual pieces brazed and soldered together. I hope you enjoy the Preying Mantis. To rationalize the post, this preying mantis is American and about as military and formidable as a fighting man or woman can possibly be.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:50 AM

Your workmanship makes me want to give up model building and  go back to making sock puppets...you sir, are an artist and exceptional craftsman!



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

Ha!  You can't fool me!  You don't make miniatures, you make really big dimes!  Either way, awesome creations.  Love the mantis piece. 

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:45 PM

Stunning!



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:29 AM

I found these pictures of the different stages of making the miniature cased Colt pistols. The pieces were cast using the lost wax process. I first  fabricated my original model in silver. From that I made a rubber mold and injected wax into the mold. The resulting wax pieces were placed in a stainless flask which looks like a tomato paste can with the top and bottom removed. A high temperature plaster was poured into the flask. When the plaster was set the flask was placed into a kiln and the kiln temperature raised to 1100 degrees F. At that point molten silver or brass was poured into the plaster. When the plaster was removed you end up with the very rough pieces shown in the photos. When everything is cleaned up you have the finished cased Colts. This is kind of like showing how sausage is made.

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