Mjolnir's place of honor...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Nexus6, May 23, 2006.

  1. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    After working on this project since the middle of March, it is finally complete.

    The plaque itself is patterned after an ancient representation of Mjolnir that came in the form of a one thousand-year-old pendant found Kabbara in Scania, Sweden. (A fine replica of this pendant can be seen here.) A friend of mine actually came up with the idea of making the plaque in the shape of the hammer (he even made up the template of the shape for me).

    The plaque is a flat piece of 3/4" thick wood, that I cut out with a circular saw, then shaped with a Dremel (+ routing bit) & wood-carving tools. The "hangers" are 1" diameter red oak dowels wrapped in leather, tipped by carvings of Fenrir made from poplar.

    I would've made a tutorial for this, except for the fact that there isn't much to tutorialize. For the plaque, I just cut the shape & added the detail work. For the wolf heads, I carved away everything that didn't look like a wolf's head; however, I didn't want them resemble actual wolves too closely. I wanted the plaque to appear ancient, & I've noticed that artisans from thousands of years ago, didn't seem to pay too much mind to proportions.

    The plaque is painted with 'Semi-flat Black' & highlighted with 'Hammered Brown'. The wolf heads are painted ''Anodized Bronze' & dry-rubbed with a mixture of 'Silver' & 'Antique Gold' paints. The back of the plaque is covered in (black) felt.

    Anyway - - - "VOILA.":

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  2. Smiling Demon

    Smiling Demon Sr Member

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    WOW, that looks fantastic.

    I kinda thought about doing something like that for my hammer.

    Good job.

  3. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Great job. Very Thor-like.

  4. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice. An excellent nod to Norse art.
  5. Cptnchaos

    Cptnchaos Well-Known Member

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    Thats awesome... HOW did you make that???

  6. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Fantastic work :thumbsup
  7. D48thRonin

    D48thRonin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man... that is really quite nice :)
  8. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Sweet display...
  9. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    big hammer.

    awesome display :)

    did you make the hammer as well?

    it looks great. looks like you need a stone castle wall to hold it up too. great impression of mass on that thing.

  10. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Nexus6 @ May 23 2006, 05:29 PM) [snapback]1249442[/snapback]</div>
    So THAT'S how sculpting works. :lol :lol :lol

    Great idea for a wall hanger. Well done..
  11. outlander

    outlander Sr Member

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    I like that you have the Marvel inscription on the plaque rather than the hammer.

  12. Ghadrack

    Ghadrack Sr Member

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    Very nice work, and thank you for sharing. It has made me think about designing some sort of dispplay for my own.
  13. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(hydin @ May 24 2006, 12:44 AM) [snapback]1249544[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah, I built the hammer after seeing how BlindSquirrel made his in this thread. B):thumbsup
  14. daddysmooth

    daddysmooth Member

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    Re: Mjolnir's place of honor...

    I really like your plaque for the hammer. You got me thinking of doing something like this too!

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