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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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California Cat by Falco-sparverius California Cat by Falco-sparverius
Here's a lifesized Smilodon skull I made. I referred to a Bone Clone cast to make it. The main parts are sheet copper, the teeth are stainless and it's held together with hand hammered copper tinners rivets. Different metal chisels gave me the seams between 'bones' and the required texture. Liver of Sulphur gave me the patina I wanted. It took me three very intensive days to make. Enjoy. :)
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spittingkitty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
*speechless*
must fav it! :D I repeat: you are very talented!
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AngelicWatcher Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
awsome :O
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Xzorby Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
That's cool! Like it a lot :)
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whisperedmind Featured By Owner May 13, 2006  Student
That's just awesome
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Falco-sparverius Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Thanks. Yeah, eighteen gauge stainless is a bear to work. You just gave me an idea. In a softer metal, I could probably bend and 'facet' the molars, kind of icing on the cake. *stores idea in mental file*.
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MooseQuack Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
This is absolutely beatiful, I haven't seen much metalwork with such fine curves and detail of the copper, yet this makes the teeth somewhat of a dissapointment.
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Falco-sparverius Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Why thankies! Er, the bones clones replica gave me a 3D model to refer to up close. From that, I was able to take posterboard and figure out all the different pieces to make via what laid flat, where seams would look best and so forth. I made the pieces one at a time, making the first (the upper jaw/nose/eyesocket piece) from paper to copper before making more paper ones to trace to copper so that I would know they all fit. Essentially to make it work I patterned and assembled it piece by piece, and the rest is just technical stuff, snips, hammers, files, etc etc.
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yummmswedishfish Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Oh wow thats INSANE!
How on earth do you do that?! :eyepopping:
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