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Turned Aspis Project in Progress
#76
I'm sure it's awful.
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#77
What has happened with the great shield of Athena? Any progress to the finished item?
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#78
Nope. Still working on it. I'm sewing the leather rim cover to the inside leather covering. It takes a whole Steelers game to sew 10 inches (25cm). The porpax is done. The rest of the hardware is waiting for autumn smithing weather - too [email protected] hot to beat metal in the summer, here. The outside leather cover is cut but has to wait until the hardware is done and mounted. No mounting of hardware until the inside is painted and sealed. No painting until the leather is sewn. No sewing until the garden chores are done - this was a "winter project" for a reason.

It's taking far longer than I ever imagined. The money I was saving for the next bronze purchase (the exterior rim) is being diverted to physical therapy on my back (is sucks getting old). I'll get there - it's just taking forever!!
Cheryl Boeckmann
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#79
Well,I haven't PMed anyone about the finished aspis of Athena,so I know nothing of how the project evolved.
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#80
Oh,that's good news,Chery!!! Would any photos be easy to be taken at this stage? I'd love to see how the inner leather lining is being glued and sewn in place,and also the porpax!!!
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#81
I'll try to get photos in the next couple of weeks. We just had a death in the family this AM. Things just sort of blew up today. I was just checking e-mails and forums before we all have to travel and do family stuff. Later, 'gators...
Cheryl Boeckmann
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#82
Ahhh,words are always difficult in such cases. I'm very sorry.
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#83
OK. I'm back and have a few pics to share. I'm not a very good leather sewing person. My porpax will have to wait. I want to smooth some dings (from my lack of skills) from it. It looks like Hephaestus was on a bender while metalworking. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


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#84
Excellent!!! + laudes!!! It looks great and very accurate. How more real it looks with leather! Very good work on sewing.Can't wait to see the evolution of this...
Keep it up
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#85
That is a very cool aspis. I'm getting inspired!
Sam
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#86
An update on the interior paint job... I hope my chops come back by the time i do the top figures!


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#87
Very great work,i keep my laudes for when the paintwork will be finished in a bit. Congratulations! It reminds me of the Nashville Athena shield. Is it inspired by that?
Khaire
Giannis
Giannis K. Hoplite
a.k.a.:Giannis Kadoglou
a.k.a.:Thorax
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#88
Yes! I'm following that interior design. I think it's wonderful. I will have to memorize who is who in case someone asks me about the gigantomachy.
Cheryl Boeckmann
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#89
Very beautiful painting Athena.
Kallimachos a.k.a. Kurt

Athina Itonia
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#90
I´m very impressed, it looks totaly awesome! My congratulations.
Robinson Krämer
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