You think you can sculpt miniatures? You think that you can do anything your mind is set in Green Stuff? If you do... stop reading. Go away!!! Why? Because if you DARE to continue and scroll down, you will feel ashamed of your skill!
Still here? Two words for you... Nikolai Aldunin
. If you do not know him, he is considered the "Master of Miniatures"... anywhere in the world. Here he is posing with his primary tool, a 1985 microscope.
The Russian artist works between the beats of his heart, in order to keep his hands perfectly still. Here he is, posing in the work area of his Moscow apartment. His tools include superglue, syringes and toothpicks... which he spends HOURS sharpening.
Don't believe me? You should. Last chance to leave! Don't hate me after you see the rest!
Seven camels, passing through the eye of a needle... oasis and all!
Presumably based on a Catholic Biblical adage that it would be easier for a camel
to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to get into heaven.A golden AK-47, against a match head for scale.
Nikolai worked for six months to create this rifle which consists of 34 individual parts...
the rifle butt alone took weeks to craft. BTW, he lost the part after completion and had to
do it again! His reaction?
"I had a sit-down and a smoke and calmed down. You mustn't get into a state or worry.
Everything that you feel in your soul is transmitted to your hands.
"A flea fit for a micro cowboy!
Aldunin takes his inspiration from a famous Russian tale about Levsha (the name means
"left-handed man") who was a Tula craftsman so skilled he is able to put horseshoes on
a flea. Aldunin's version features not only the shoes (all of them held in place by
three nails!) but a saddle and stirrups as well. One flea-shoe made by Aldunin weights
0.00000004419 grams, so if you have just one gram of gold, you get 11,314,772 pairs of
these insect footwear, not a very expensive thing, really. So, if you want your
cats and dogs have really trendy parasites, you know whom to call now.A gold tank.
You know... its missing the side sponsoons to be a 40k Predator Tank!A Russian Samovar.
A samovar is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia to prepare tea. Here a full size samovar.
This microscopic replica rests, on a needle next to a grain of sugar.Leo Tolstoy, on a grain of rice!
Apparently, the guy can draw too!Take a ride on his cool bike...
Although since the bicycle on on a NEEDLE, it will be a short one!
So now, ANYTIME you feel frustrated with your Green Stuff sculpt... STOP. Think of our new Sculpting God, Nikolai Aldunin
, smile and think he has it WAY harder that you will EVER do!