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Muscle Cuirass V by MHodges Muscle Cuirass V by MHodges
Steel Breastplate designed in the style of the Greek Muscle Cuirasses of the 6th century B.C. The pieces of shoulder armour are anachronistic to the breastplate and were chosen primarily for composition. The Right shoulder is a pauldron designed after a stone sculpture of the Archangel Michael in the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. The left shoulder is a spaulder roughly designed after the 14th century style. All pieces are hammered from 16 gauge carbon steel with a blued and waxed finish. The

P.S. the background is the white enamel of an old claw foot bathtub.
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DorainGray Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

its people like you who make me want to pick up a hammer, keep up the amazing work.

~D. Gray 

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MHodges Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
much appreciated!
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Qotangschvugata Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
It's REAL great. But more than just great, it's da bomb!
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VIIStar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
nice! 8D do you have a pic of someone wearing it??
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MHodges Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I do, but it's not part of a complete kit or anything. This was just a one off piece.
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EnderKR Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I would totally buy armor like this. I absolutely love the look of it; the anachronistic pieces only make the entire ensemble look that much cooler.
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MHodges Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thanks! The idea was that the armor was a family piece, handed down from father to son for generations, and so pieces of the armor would be replaced for newer pieces as needed.
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stefart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
ciao , your art works are very beautiful, have you some video to see the works in progress?
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MHodges Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Thank you so much! At the moment, no I don't have any videos of me working. It has been a goal of mine to make process videos, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
a thing of beauty, it must require patience....
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MHodges Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thank you very much!
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ScenSalar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Did you make this? If so, how?
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MHodges Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
I did make it. It's made from 16 gauge mild carbon steel. It was hammered cold over an anvil and over a dishing stump. I have about a dozen hammers of different sizes and shapes. The breastplate is curled into a rough (in the beginning it looks like an ugly, metal bullet proof vest). From there I start slowly working the steel into the shapes of the muscles. the basic metal forming techniques used are a combination of dishing (or sinking), raising, and curling. Hope that helps
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ScenSalar Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
It does help. So you just used a dishing stump? did you use any specific forms for the muscles? like a cut-out of something that looked like pics or abs.
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MHodges Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
No, no special forms. Just a 9" diameter dishing form carved out of a 18" wide tree trunk. I also had a railroad spike in my anvil that I hammered over as well.
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