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Sam Haverkamp
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Heraldry         Reply with quote

I am pretty new to carving and wanted to break away and do something non Celtic. An SCA buddy wanted some heraldry for his shield and I started carving these. I know they are not great, but still fun to do. The border is not quite right and I had some issues with the Dragon background. Im going to try again and make a Heater shaped shield as the border, maybe they will turn out better.
They are approx 7.5 inches tall.



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Jared Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 30 Apr, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd say those look great for an early generation attempt at a new skill. What genre.are they (generic medieval?)
I always think in terms of wood when one says "carving." What is this material and method?

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Sam Haverkamp
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Apr, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Heraldry         Reply with quote

Jared,
They were taken from a 16th century shield, or so I was told. I carved them from wax. They are copper with silver plating. I am re-doing them so hopefully they will look more symmetrical.
Its harder for me than I thought to bring out character in a semi flat object, good for practicing.
Thanks for the kind words...
Sam
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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Heater Shield Carvings         Reply with quote

Sam,

You simply amaze me! I think they're great. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see what you do next.

Allen
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PostPosted: Wed 07 May, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Cutting metal is fun, sometimes...         Reply with quote

We decided the only way to make this right was for me to spend retarded amounts of time cutting out the evil little creatures. I am glad I wont have to do that again any time soon. They did get a much different look. I have one more Tyger to finish and Its a done deal. I hope the end result turns out like the picture in my brain.
Al, you are way too kind!
Sam



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PostPosted: Fri 09 May, 2008 9:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think you have done a wonderful job and given them some character all of your own, keep it up!

They have that nice feel about them if you know what I mean.

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