Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tiny Spears, Part 2

More examples of handmade spears made from 3/64" brass rod:

Fig. 1 Brass spear glued into place on an unprimed hoplite. This is a Gorgon Studios Etruscan hoplite (click to enlarge).

Fig. 2 These spears are about 1 3/4"(45mm) long. In 28mm scale (1:56), this translates into just over eight feet (2.5 meters).

Fig. 3 Burnished spear blade; a groove separates the spear head from the "wooden" shaft. This allows some dark wash to seep into the groove and distinguish the steel from the wood.

Fig. 3 This is meant to represent the spear's bronze butt spike. Actual spikes appear to have been thinner, longer, and had three or four sides, but this works for me.
Fig. 4 Painted spear in the hand of another hoplite figure from Gorgon.

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  3. How did you get this blade so thin as opposed to the one in part 1. It looks incredible. Did you file it without the lathe afterwards or something. Please tell us! :D

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