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Old 04-29-2021, 04:01 AM
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Hello there from Denmark:-)

I haven't been here again for a while, so I just wanted to share one of my latest projects. It's a miniature bust of Hans Christian Andersen in 18ct gold. The size of the head is 1 cubic millimeter. I started this under the first covid lockdown and worked on it in the evenings, trying to focus on something entirely different. (Took me 70 hours to make!) I have worked alot in small scale, but had always been wondering what was the smallest possible size to manage to make a likeness of a real person :-)

Cheers, hope you all get on well despite everything!

Best wishes, Hanne🤗
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:00 AM
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Hanne,
I am at a loss for words. That is stunning.

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Old 04-30-2021, 02:55 AM
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Thanks Brant, appreciated!
Best, Hanne
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Old 04-30-2021, 01:23 PM
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Astounding!
It's hard enough sculpting life size and making it look good, to do it at that scale?
Incredible.
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Old 04-30-2021, 03:04 PM
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Thanks alot Jim! I don't know how I would fare with a life sized one, I'm too used to my microscope!;-) But I realized on the way, that making it so small isn't faster than making it bigger. It seems to take the same amount of movements, tool strokes and turning around for comparing sides as it probably would in any size..
Best greetings!
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Old 05-03-2021, 11:40 PM
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I've made a few miniature knives, I understand exactly.
The only savings is materials cost...
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:08 AM
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😂 Yes, true!!👍🏼
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:23 AM
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eyebrow raising and mouth open!
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:07 PM
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Wow... this is wonderful!
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Old 05-05-2021, 01:56 PM
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Thank you Steve and Papart1! :-)
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:08 PM
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What can a person say that would do justice to such a remarkable work of art. Incredible. One sneeze or cough away from decapitation. So in your spare time do you do eye surgery on ants? I would have loved to look through your eyes to watch you work.
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Old 05-07-2021, 06:44 AM
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Thank you Roger����! No, I haven't tried ant surgery yet:-)))
While working I was mostly afraid for his nose, because sometimes just making a careless move with your hand or tool came quite close to scratching him.
Next time I start a miniature I'll try to take videos on the way (Easiest to see on instagram, @onecubicmillimeter, hopefully in a while I'll make my next little bust). Best greetings and have a nice weekend! ��
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