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mercoledì 22 agosto 2012

Gabbione /Gabion

Nel medioevo accadeva spesso di vedere appena fuori dal borgo o dal castello gabbioni di ferro che ospitavano ladri. Ciò serviva a scoraggiare eventuali ladri , mostrando il trattamento che sarebbe stato riservato ad essi. La gabbia è autocostruita in cartoncino e misura 10mm di diametro per circa 24 mm di altezza. (alcuni passaggi in foto). Lo scheletro all'interno, rigorosamente 1/72, proviene dal set "undead" (Caesar) al quale è stata tolta la spada e modificata la postura.

In the Middle Ages was often to see just outside the village or castle iron cages that housed thieves. This served to deter thieves, showing that the treatment would be reserved for them. The cage is homemade  with cardboard and measuring 10mm in diameter by about 24 mm in height. (some steps in photo). The skeleton inside, strictly 1/72, comes from the set "undead" (Caesar) who has been deprived of the sword and changed the posture.

9 commenti:

  1. Excellent work but are they not called gibbets?

    1. Thanks! You're probably right, forgive my English is not perfect. Ciao

  2. Risposte
    1. thanks Bruno. I'm studying the possibility of building objects like these in metal (scale 1/72 is truly microscopic!) With the help of a jeweler, using the microsolderings. Ciao

    2. That sound really interesting. Hope you show us the results an write a little How To.

  3. Very good..I like how you´ve done this..good solution which i will try and copy :-D

  4. tx Paul. in fact I think the barres of cage are a little large, but it is impossible to cut strips of cardboard thinner. For this I groped with some metal. Ciao

  5. Very impressive cage!
    the painting is also very good! It's exactly what I've said: you have techniques for paint your dios that you can use for the figures!

    (and a gibbet is a gallow, not this kind of cage: they were used for the hanging and also for the exhibition of the condemned men. -Wikipedia-)

  6. thanks for the clarification, Sam. Glad you liked the idea. Small steps I think that also the painting of the figures is slightly better. The most important, as always, is to have fun.