Some of you will already now the works of this master weaponsmith. A few of you will have even got one of them in a trade.
To those of you who do not know his 1:6 scale production, here are some samples:
An executioner's sword:
Scottish basket-hilt claymore sword:
Catalonian razor knife:
Shamshir Ottoman/European light cavalry saber:
Spanish M1728 heavy cavalry sword:
French M1811 Guard Dragoons sword:
I am the owner of the above, which came in a very nice package with its own certificate of authenticity:
I am currently trying to kitbash a Grenadier à Cheval of the French Imperial Guard using this saber plus Ignite's Grenadier uniform on a Dragon figure. Here is a quick WIP shot:
Spanish M1825 "Turkish" light cavalry saber:
Spanish M1848 cavalry saber:
Spanish "Puerto-Seguro" M1907 cavalry saber:
Roberto has recently started to churn out black powder weapons like this 16th C German wheelock arquebus or musket:
Or this 19th C revolver he designed:
Regarding his internet handle ("Braisgonçalves"), it comes from a Basque master weaponsmith of Portuguese ancestors who lived in the 16th C. Here is Roberto's fine portrait of his historical namesake:
The last endeavour of Roberto's is headsculpting. Here are a couple attempts at capturing the facial characters of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya...
...and the Emperor of the French...