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Old 01-28-2006, 12:53
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Lightbulb Roberto "Braisgonçalves" Arias (aka "Necio")

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:

Iberian falcata (falx) sword:


Celt/Viking longsword:


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...

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Old 01-28-2006, 15:15
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Wow... that's more than just a figure acceossory, it's an art.
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That wheellock is absolutely beautiful. How expensive are these little masterpieces?
They are all outstanding. Hell, I think I like the box as much as the weapons!
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Always a pleasure to see Braisgolçaves' work
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Old 01-29-2006, 16:42
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That wheellock is absolutely beautiful. How expensive are these little masterpieces?
AFAIK Roberto does not sell its masterpieces. He sometimes trades them for something he might be interested in, but it is not usual.

BTW, here is yet another shot of the finished wheelocks (arquebus and pistol):

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AFAIK Roberto does not sell its masterpieces. He sometimes trades them for something he might be interested in, but it is not usual.

BTW, here is yet another shot of the finished wheelocks (arquebus and pistol):

Sweet lord in heaven those are magnificent! If I had any kids, I'd offer my first born for one.
A matchlock in that style would be most excellent too. I wish I had that kind of talent. My little guys would be sooo well armed!!!
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Old 01-29-2006, 22:14
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I have the honor of receiving two of his 1/6 weapons. The Spanish saber and a Muslim dagger! One of the really rare and master craftsman artist in this hobby. These are incredible museum works of art. Those flint lock arms are one of kind creations.

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wow. amazing stuff there.
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ok.... i can see how he makes them.... but that kind of time committment and dedication scares the heck out of me....



The guy is nuts!

AMAZING WORK!!!
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A couple of swords for 1:6 swashbucklers:


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WOW! just incredible work. it again gives me ideas for possible projects. I'm in awe every time you post new weapons by Roberto.

I saw swords of all sizes were very popular in every shop and department stores in Barcelona. I wanted to bring a real one home but though It would be a problem with US customs bringing it in. I wonder if he mastered his skills crafting those weapons for those shops? Still works of Art and its 1/6 is what makes it superb craftsmanship.

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