Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Starring my Valkyrja Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Jean Le-Palud




Location: France
Joined: 11 May 2005
Reading list: 17 books

Posts: 152

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 2:07 am    Post subject: Starring my Valkyrja         Reply with quote

A picture from a set I shot recently, starring my Valkyrja and a photo model


 Attachment: 96 KB
Walkyria_098.jpg

View user's profile Send private message
Martin Fischer




Location: Cologne, Germany
Joined: 21 Jul 2007

Posts: 43

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 3:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek!

... forget the stupid sword - more pics of this model, please! Big Grin

Regards

Martin
View user's profile Send private message
Sean O Stevens




Location: Grovetown, GA
Joined: 22 Oct 2008

Posts: 208

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 4:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thats just about my favorite Albion... I want one so bad. The young Lady in the pic looks VERY angry... I hope she won't hurt me with my dream sword??? Eek!
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Gabriele A. Pini




Location: Olgiate Comasco, Como
Joined: 02 Sep 2008

Posts: 239

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What lady? Ah... nice

(See this post if you don't caught the joke: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...mp;start=0)
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Werner Stiegler





Joined: 27 Feb 2007

Posts: 122

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The sword is mighty pretty...the lassie...not so much.
View user's profile Send private message
Jean Henri Chandler




Location: New Orleans
Joined: 20 Nov 2006

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,042

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Link to the rest of the series?

J

System D'Armes Historical European fencing in New Orleans

Essays on Hroarr

Introducing the Codex Guide to the Medieval Baltic
View user's profile Send private message
Eric Allen




Location: Texas
Joined: 04 Feb 2006

Posts: 207

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Why is she holding the sword upside down?
View user's profile Send private message
Chad Arnow
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Joined: 18 Aug 2003
Likes: 21 pages
Reading list: 231 books

Spotlight topics: 15
Posts: 9,132

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey folks,
Let's keep any discussion here about the sword or about the photo's composition.

Thanks!

Happy

ChadA

http://chadarnow.com/
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Christopher H





Joined: 06 Mar 2008

Posts: 79

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You have the sword in an excellent light - really picked up on the detail well... quite the stunning sword... is it being drawn from a scabbard?
View user's profile Send private message
Andrew Maxwell




Location: New Zealand
Joined: 03 May 2009

Posts: 90

PostPosted: Mon 10 May, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm curious about the unnatural-looking hand position- was it just to show off the cross and pommel better?
Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly, but within no man's power to live long. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
View user's profile Send private message
Jean Le-Palud




Location: France
Joined: 11 May 2005
Reading list: 17 books

Posts: 152

PostPosted: Tue 11 May, 2010 1:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Andrew Maxwell wrote:
I'm curious about the unnatural-looking hand position- was it just to show off the cross and pommel better?


Yes, you got it ! I'm absolutely aware of the unnatural-looking hand position... I was intending to show the sword hilt along with the model's face. She is indeed extracting the sword from it's scabbard just like a girl who has never handled a sword before in her life does, and though looking unnatural it serves the aim of the picture.

OK gentlemen, for the same price you get a view of the home-made carved scabbard



 Attachment: 32.6 KB
DSC_9551.JPG

View user's profile Send private message
Peter Johnsson
Industry Professional



Location: Storvreta, Sweden
Joined: 27 Aug 2003
Reading list: 1 book

Spotlight topics: 3
Posts: 1,757

PostPosted: Tue 11 May, 2010 2:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice looking scabbard!
Congratulations to work well done.
I especially like the way you shaped the wood so it flows with the form of the chape and the sword guard. This is something that is easy to get wrong. The guard should not be overwhelmed by the thickness of the scabbards and the chape should looks like a natural part of the whole, not like a cap, three sizes too small, on a high forehead.

Canīt make out all that much of the carving other than it seems to be in a nice Urnes style.

Very nice Big Grin
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sean O Stevens




Location: Grovetown, GA
Joined: 22 Oct 2008

Posts: 208

PostPosted: Tue 11 May, 2010 7:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The scabbard looks amazing... love the overall shape and the carvings... do you plan to stain it?
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Jean Le-Palud




Location: France
Joined: 11 May 2005
Reading list: 17 books

Posts: 152

PostPosted: Tue 11 May, 2010 11:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you everybody.

To J. H. Chandler, sorry no link to the rest of the series.

To Sean, though the photo doesn't show it clearly the scabbard is stained with a light oak colour and coated with linseed oil.

To Peter, yes it's Urnes style, in fact I tried to match your very nice carvings on the guard and pommel.
Another part of my inspiration was Jake Powning's work.

A closer view of the carving:



 Attachment: 28.63 KB
DSC_9549.JPG

View user's profile Send private message
Sean O Stevens




Location: Grovetown, GA
Joined: 22 Oct 2008

Posts: 208

PostPosted: Wed 12 May, 2010 4:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks much better in the close up photo... in the first photo it looks unfinished and very light in color... I can see the light stain in the second photo... very nice.

As for Powning... Drool. Someday... maybe... Wink I love the mans work.

Its an amazing sword, my favorite Albion and one I hope to find a way to own someday, even tho they are all sold out... and a truely awesome scabbard as well. Great work.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Starring my Valkyrja
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum