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I can't bear it... by TimeTurbine I can't bear it... by TimeTurbine
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DarrianAshoka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
You have a most amazing imagination. You should write about what inspires your creations here, given these do not seem to be copied off any one else's designs. Hollywood would do well to take advantage of your creativity, but for cosplay or even movie prop costumes they should be a lot lighter that steel, which also would be a lot easier to work with, like aluminum. These are great if you are really in a life or death battle. To me 'iron' and 'rust' are 4 letter words, so I refuse to make anything out of steel. It would be a huge waste of my time. Copper would not be any lighter, but it would be a lot easier to form, and you could charge over twice as much for these. I know the copper materiel is over 5X more than steel, but when 80 to 90% of the cost is the design and labor to make these it will profit you far more if you can get just 2X more. Do the math.

Either way, thanks for sharing these images with us.
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TimeTurbine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really nice of you to say man, I try to a bit, I have a website, youtube channel and facebook I try and keep up with as well so sometimes a few don't get the same content as the others. A consequence of juggling to much I think but it's what you've got to do these days to increase your audience.
Part of what makes what I do impressive is the fact that it is in steel, Not that I'm not into working softer metals and chasing sculpture more than armour, and I've worked with a lot of aluminum and copper over the years. Even softer steel alloys like AKDQ steels, and I have goals of making silver tea sets. However steel is a beautiful medium to work and I very much enjoy it, it's strong and very forgiving, steel is incredibly soft if you have the patience to listen to what it wants to move.
I know that copper is more expensive, I've done quite a few works in copper, it's an absolute pleasure to work with, and it's quite beautiful. I'm quite aware of the math, but as much as I want to make a healthy living working with my hands I also want the skill that comes with working in steel. I want the patience in order to chase my skill and hone my artistry to a length and distance that few choose to do because of it's difficulty. It's not a race or contest, it's a dream and all I long for is celebrating metal work in all of it's respects.
It's an exciting time we're living in where information is so easily spread, but skill and experience cannot faked, there is no cheat or hack as you may know form the work you do :) So I have to put in the hours, we all must make the mistakes in order to accomplish our goals. We (the metal sculptors of the world) have barely scratched the surface of what's possible, and I can't wait to see what people come up with over my lifetime.

Thanks for looking at my work and your kind words, it always means a lot to me to hear what people think of the things I make.

Take care :)
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theforgery Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
stuinning!
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garretts58 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Fantastic
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Were those pieces intended to go together?
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TimeTurbine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes this is all a matching kit. It's going to be a whole suit...which will likely take me the rest of the year to get all of the details put together.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Damn! Is this a commission or a personal project then?
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TimeTurbine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tis a commission.
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needzaname Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
that pun was unbearable.... Gorgeous work here :3
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TimeTurbine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol yeah, thanks man.
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NathanStoddard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's intense... awesome work
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