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Skyrim Dwarven Dagger by danielokeefe Skyrim Dwarven Dagger by danielokeefe
This is my first colour test for the dagger. I cast the dagger in bronze powder and resin. 
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
whaaaaaaaoooowwww
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Eddy052694 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Wow!!
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bluesonic1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW this is outstanding!! It looks like the real thing, well done!!
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ryoshi-un Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's some awesome quality bronze powder, it looks real.
Did you brush it or mix it? =)
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Sorry for the late reply! I brushed in a 5:1 of bronze powder to resin and backed it with a 3:1 mix:) Got the bronze powder from notcutts:)
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GirlyGamerAU Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I just happened across you and your work (specifically this) at the Prop Weapons Coop group here on DA, I have no idea how I wasn't already following you, this stopped me in my tracks it's so beautiful. What an amazing job... wonderful just wonderful.
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thank you very much! Glad you like it:)
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MermaliorX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
wow
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KannonKosplay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work.
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Erinus20 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Beautiful work just outstanding!
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Omg it looks awesome! The details are brought out gorgeously by the metal finish, ! It looks really great :) If you're going to make other casts, I wonder if a bit of copper powder could bring a slightly more golden/orange color?
Also how much does it weight?
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Yeah absolutely!! I was going to experiment with different ratios of copper to bronze and also with separate mixes to try and get some subtle movement in the colour. This cast is quite heavy, around 1.2kg at a guess. 
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Dain-Bramaged-01 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Writer
That's...wow.  I'm incredibly impressed.  Amazing work!
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deadrat117 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Holy crap.  I want... I NEED one.
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Folkenstal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
huh, look at that… first a guy asked me to do a dwarven dagger and now I see this.
Will send that guy over to you.
Are you doing a run on these?

Awesome dagger! :)
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thanks man:) Yeah i'm doing a limited run. Glad you like it!
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Paytore Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Hey there! I'm the person Folkenstal sent! This dagger looks great! What price would you ask for one?
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Folkenstal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ey, great. Will send him the link to your account then.
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dodoalbino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Awesome!

I am trying to learn to imitate diferent textures by adding charge to the resin. I only tried color but I got some bronze powder . żDo you have a pic of the raw cast with the bronce powder resin? Thanks!

 

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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
That sounds fascinating!! I'd love to see some pictures of that:)
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I love this! Heart +fav 
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BunnyxRaccoon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Raccoon: Even though Skyrim's shit. Nice job. Do some Dark Souls though, then I'll be impressed. 
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NathanStoddard Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D: it looks awesome! the blade profile would be cooler if it was a little thinner, but still awesome!
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I was just following the game design! It's quite a chunky bastard, haha. Should be called a dwarven death paddle!
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ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

"shut up and take my money"

-phillip jay fry

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SirDoogles Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
You nailed the smaller details pretty well. Very cool.

Perhaps you should try a Dadric weapon? Just a challenge...
Good work btw!
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I wanna make the daedric helmets from morrowind:) Not sure what weapon i'd make though. Any suggestions?
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Ianuarius85 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The weird thing about the dwemer daggers that they really look more like short swords.

Super awesome job, though! :)
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Ian416 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
How the even, this is amaze
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RevoRobotica-Liam Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
This is amazing. 
- R+R
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NathanDespain Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Incredible work, I love your attention to detail, and realism.
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Zaxmon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to share any in-progress photos?
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I haven't got any:( I'll make sure to take progress shots of the next thing i make if people are interested.
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dodoalbino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

lol. I´ve just asked for the same... specially how is the raw piece with bronce powder or aluminium powder before aging.

Thanks!

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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Before it's been polished or straight out the mould? Straight out the mould it looks like chocolate if if it's bronze powder and grey if if aluminium powder. Then when you use wire wool to expose the metal powders and it looks like metallic chocolate/grey. I'll take a picture of the next cast for you:)
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dodoalbino Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

OK! Thanks very much!

I didn´t know polish was necessary...

My concern is just the way it looks real metal or if it is just a little bit of metalic appearance. I guess it will depend on the quantity of powder you use in the mix. What percentage in weight do you use more or less?

Thanks for your help and sorry for all these questions.

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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
The more metal powder you get in the mix the better it looks after you've polished it up. It doesn't look like metal until you've polished it. The problem comes with getting the mix into the mould when casting. For the dagger i did a 5:1 ratio (5 parts metal powder to 1 part resin), i had to brush this into the mould. I backed it up with a 3:1 mix that i could pour into the mould once it was closed:) Does that help?
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dodoalbino Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Yes , thanks very much!

I´ll have to make my own test but this will help !

Very appreciated! ;)

 

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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
No problem! Let me know how your test pieces go yeah:)
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
dam that looks awesome
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kelhan69 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Beautiful.
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Forfrysning Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
looks perfect
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The-Argonian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Brilliant! I have never seen a better replica.
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Chelax Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Looks so great, really well done.
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D4rkD4wn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Beautiful work!  
They're Dwemer though not Dwarves  :-) Tall and all that.  Dwemer were a race of elvenkind that lived underground and favored logic, science and knowledge above superstition.  They disappeared shortly after the forming of the Tribunal in Vvardenfel.
Nerd moment aside it's a fantastic looking weapon!
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The-Argonian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Quite so.
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Chelax Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014

Actually if you read the Elder Scrolls wiki: "Mer used the term "Dwemer", whose meaning was roughly translated to "people of the deep".[6] The term also connoted to "deep-delving," "profound," and "close-counseled".[7][8]However, they were commonly referred as "Dwarves" by Men[6]"
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RevoRobotica-Liam Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
And it was the Falmer that were Elves, tortured and mutated by the Dwemer (aka Dwarves)?  It's a fun mythology.
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danielokeefe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thank you:) I just called it that because that's what it's listed as in the game. 
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MattVine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This... This is beautiful.
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