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1 hour ago, Cyradis said:

*SQUEEEEEE* I love this turtle. 

Me, too.


I'm gonna want the whole line so I can make a crazy WuXia turtlescape.



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*** Luckily I have no worries for my wallet, I mean I don't collect anything reptile or amphibian ****


*** nervously paints another snake warrior, glances at lizards and tortoises on his shelf***

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 A friend of mine once bought his snapping turrets a $65 fish dinner ... all his fish ate other fish (about 120 gold fish every few days) so he put his new ($65 dollar) Japanese fighting fish in his one tank that did not have other fish, just a pair of turrets ... safe with no other fish to fight with right ... what could go wrong ...



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Way too much for me to read at the moment, but I am quite impressed by the progress. Especially the weapons!


Thanks for sharing with us

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Firescale? That's a named, real thing?! Well that's going to be a character's last name now. :lol: 


I love that you forged a tiny sword! Just to make sure I understand, you made a flattened tiny sword, and then added the putty on top of that? It doesn't look like you made it nearly as flat on the third one. Is it worth the extra work because it keeps it smooth and straight all the way through?


Going through this whole thread all at once has been a real treat. I love whenever you show the trees haha. That photo with all the swords lined up is incredibly satisfying to look at!


I love these guys! :wub: 

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On 5/14/2018 at 10:56 AM, Morihalda said:

Firescale? That's a named, real thing?! Well that's going to be a character's last name now. :lol: 



Yes, fire scale is the name of one of the oxidization types that forms in alloys that contain copper.  It is a real issue for silver jewelry smiths.



I assembled the other two armatures this weekend.  This guy is going to have a second, matched sword in his other hand, curving up around his body, but I will need to sculpt his body details first.  You will note that he has a lot of fire scale (the purple-red patchiness) in this picture.  This was caused when I soldered his sword and annealed his body.  Since I took this picture, I used a brash brush and removed the fire scale, so he is now shiny.






And the third one with the butterfly swords:





And for the record, I will never use this type of bronze for armatures ever again.  It is just way too hard and difficult to work with. It is nice for the weapons though.  One of the swords actually took an edge as I filed it to remove the mold lines.

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