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Josh Davis
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Crest and mantle         Reply with quote

Here is another project that I have finished within the past year. Again it is for my friend Dominic Sewell in England.

The stag head is carved out of balsa wood, and hollowed, and to increase the durability of the form it is coated with a linen and glue combination, then painted.

The antlers are carved out of poplar wood and gilded. The crescent is removable and is constructed from two halves of copper with repoussed lettering. It was then silver plated and the stem has alternating gold and silver facets.

The initial mantle that is pictured was too small so I had to enlarge it to match the images a bit better in Rene's Tournament Books

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Jessica Finley
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

O.O That is *beautiful!* Great work!
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Julian Reynolds




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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I really like this. Great bit of woodcarving. And, like most contemporary depictions of animals, it has that naive (almost cartoon-like) look that is so typical in medieval bestiaries, marginals etc. There is a tendancy when making things like this to make them look too much like 19thC 'naturalistic' carvings/sculptures, which may appeal to more modern taste but is not a reflection of how these animals were depicted at the time. Well done.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is great! I love the purple tongue! Thanks for posting it.
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Phillip Oliver




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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am completely new to this kind of thing. I think this work is great. You alway see things like this in books or museums, and I always wondered how they made them. Thank you for sharing this. Very cool.
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Tim Mathews




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Crest and Mantle         Reply with quote

Amazing work ...
That will be one happy Brit across the pond .
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Tim

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Aaron Hoard




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's pretty darn cool!
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