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February 11, 2009

Nikolai Aldunin: Master of Miniatures — 'The higher goal, the greater should be the desire'


Above and below, the artist and examples of his work.

From a website:

"Master Microminiature Aldunin Nikolai was born September 1, 1956 in the village of South Lamovatka Voroshilovgradskoy area. Of all the natural and artificial materials from childhood love of metals and metal izdeliya. Rabotaya metalworker, and then Tokarev in the industry, realizing the secrets of all metal. Somehow domestic chutem immediately unmistakably selected mode of cutting metal is allowed to increase the number of products, improving their kachestvo. Suschestvuyuschuyu “technology, metals” Nikolai finds imperfect. Several years ago he had the idea hack fleas. We prove that not in vain N. Leskov was sung and the whole world glorified it Tula artists. Two years of writing, and then sat down for the microscope. Three months later, when finished, I understood that “found himself” in Microminiature. He resigned from work and decided to seriously address this very difficult and interesting craft. Believe that human life depends on the willingness of goals: the higher goal, the greater should be the desire."

Up top, the answer to the perennial question, "How many camels can pass through the eye of a needle? (7)

Below, the artist in his studio.


Below, an AK-47 on a matchstick. It is 1.625mm long and took 6 months to make.


Below, a T34 tank on a 2mm-long split apple seed.


Below, the same tank from overhead.


Below, a 2mm-long bicycle on a garment needle.


Below, the artist


with an essential tool of his trade.

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I read once that people that do this kind of thing have to time their carving with their breaths and hold their breath while they carve, so the least little movement doesn't destroy their work! Amazing!

Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Feb 11, 2009 1:04:31 PM

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