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Minions by RamageArt
Minions
Minions  11' X 18"

Bello, sai pa che?  Yo ne tahu, ma se bias el los para tu! (Hello, who is that?  I don't know...but if I could touch them)  Minions are sooo adorable, I just had to do them.  What if you noticed someone was watching you...in your world. 
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Gatling Gun 2 by RamageArt
Gatling Gun 2
Gatling Gun 2

Just another angle of the Gatling Gun prop.  The cordless drill that I bought to power the gun has yellow accents on it, so I decided to paint the Havoc Squad logo yellow.  I might be turning the handle of the drill pointing up so it looks more like a Gatling Gun, but you have to press the trigger with your pinky.
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Gatling Gun Cosplay Prop by RamageArt
Gatling Gun Cosplay Prop
Gatling Gun  45" X 15" (With Stand)

This is a Gatling Gun Cosplay prop for my daughter who is going to cosplay a Star Wars "Old Republic" Havoc Squad Trooper.  It is made from 1/2" PVC pipe for the barrel, 3/4" PVC for the handle, 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood for the body and is powered by a cordless impact drill/driver.  I studied a lot of pictures then came up with my own design.  The hardest part was keeping the weight down on the barrel so the drill could spin it easily, built a second one cause the first was too heavy.  The second hardest part was was getting the drive bit centered so the barrel spun in a circle instead of wobbling.  Glued on a couple of bottles as accents, made a strap and then made the tripod base for it to sit on.  painted the whole thing flat black and weathered it with grey spray paint and spritzed it with grey and brown paint.  My daughter wasn't sure about the weathering because Havoc Squad Troopers would be proud of their weapons and keep them clean, but I think it looks pretty good.  Including the cordless drill, the materials to build this cost about $80.00.
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Bat'leth by RamageArt
Bat'leth
Bat"leth  44" W X 18" H

I have loved Star Trek ever since the original series, and once Next Gen came along one of my favorite characters was Worf.  I really enjoyed how the show explored the Klingon Homeworld.  When the Bat'leth was introduced, I wanted one.  Last year I started making my own out of 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood.  I spent a long time sanding the edge so it had the angle and applied 10 coats of hammered silver spray paint until I liked the luster.  It took me quite a while to find the right material to wrap around the handle...self adhesive elastic bandage, cut into strips and then highlighted with brown spray paint.  The base is made out of pine and painted to look like stone.  Went online and looked up images of Kronos to try and figure out the color.
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Venom by RamageArt
Venom
Venom  13" X 18"

The Venom Symbiote is a sentient alien that bonds with humans to survive and in return it endows enhanced powers (and turns them psychotic).  My girls have been excited about this piece.  It was inspired by a Chris Oz Fulton drawing, I had to redraw it to clarify the muscles, change the face and add the gooey tendrils.  I also studied several images of Venom to get the colorization right.  As with my other wood pieces, the image was drawn onto a pine board, cut out with a scroll saw, shaped with a Dremel tool, painted with acrylics and added shading and highlights with spray paint.  This was a fun piece to design and build.
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RamageArt
I take commissions
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My name is Donald Ramage and I have been an illustrator since 1989. I have designed artwork for fire departments, law enforcement and medical air units. I absolutely love doing pen and ink drawings of birds of prey, owls, eagles, hawks and falcons; I just can't get enough! I also love drawing other animals. I started working with wood about 2005, after looking at dozens and dozens of patterns online I realized I could design my own, the hard part is drawing the pattern to fit. All of the pieces are one-of-a-kind designs, each piece is made from a single piece of wood, including the frame. I use shims behind certain parts to raise the image in areas to give a 3D effect. I have won several awards from the California State Fair woodworking competitions and I have had 3 pieces published in woodworking magazines. My three daughters have been posting their own artwork on DA for quite some time and have finally convinced me to make my own, I hope you enjoy what you see.

My Daughters:
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My website:
ramageart.net/

Current Residence: California

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This is :iconaichibiai:, one of :iconramageart:'s daughters.
(My father would never write this, but I think it is important, so I'm going to do it.)

Thank you very much for watching him and/or commenting on his projects.  He's almost never online, unless he wants to submit something, so he never really gets the chance to reply back to any of his comments.  (He still has comments from almost a year ago.)

Just to let you guys and gals know, he really does appreciate your support and comments. So please keep up the wonderful support, just don't expect a reply to anything soon... unless you get lucky and he happens to get online soon after you comment.

Thank You for watching my father!

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:iconorphydian:
Orphydian Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist

You might want to join our group arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

Its specialised on high detailed military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

And yes Ive already checked your gallery .

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Steph-Sama Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Hi RampageArt, Just wanted to say i absolutely adore your gallery, i've never seen woodwork quite like this before. Somebody on Tumblr directed me to your gallery after they picked up one of your Mystery Skulls pieces at a convention. I'd love to commission you if you are taking them at the moment :)

Can't wait to see what you create in the future!
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Hi Steph-Sama,

Thank you for your comments on my gallery, I really enjoy designing and creating the pieces.  When I first started working on wood projects, I never thought I would be producing art like this...sometimes I am even amazed how well some of the pieces turn out.

 I would love to find out what you are thinking of, not everything can be turned into one of my pieces.  I live in Citrus Heights in Sacramento, and you can contact me at ramageart@Comcast.net   Talk to you later, Don
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TheTurnerPack Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! Your gallery is always an inspiration to me! 
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Hi TheTurnerPack,

Thank you for the birthday wish, I was surprised to find someone knew my birthday, so I had to ask my girls who showed me where it is in my profile.  Checked out your gallery, love the wood burning.  I have a cheap wood burner and never really got into it even though I love how wood burning looks.  You have some really nice pieces.  My personal favorite in wood burning subjects is birds of prey, I have several downloaded.  My girls like the Naruto Clan Village coasters.  Some suggestions for more coasters are DC and Marvel character logos, the original S.H.I.E.L.D. logo would look great, also, Dr. Who logos...the Seal of Rasilon and Dr. Who's name in Galifrey.  You could probably do well at Anime Conventions...try it out at a local convention, most tables are like $30 - $50.  Talk to you later, Don
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TheTurnerPack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome! 

And thank you for looking at my burnings :) I too love birds of prey and try to do a lot of them! 
And thanks for the suggestions! Those would all be awesome! I'm currently trying to see if there is somewhere I can order plain cork coasters in bulk. It's so easy to go through a lot when you make a set of 4 to 6 at a time!

I've never thought about a convention. I'll have to check it out!
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alwaysdaydream Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   General Artist
Don't know how I've missed this wonderful gallery for so long! Great works!
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RamageArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Hi alwaysdaydream,

Thank you for your comments about my gallery.  It is always nice to find that someone new has stumbled upon it and likes it.  I usually try and add a new piece every one to two weeks.  In the winter I slow down a bit because I work in my garage and sometimes it gets too cold.  My next project is a commission of Majora's mask from Zelda, then I will try and do either Iron Man or Holly Short (from the book Artemis Fowl).

Talk to you later, Don
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kateknitsalot Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is awesome! I enjoyed your gallery! I love that you make your daughters crocheted character stands hehe. Thats awesome!
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RamageArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hi Kateknitsalot,

Thank you for your comments on my gallery.  I made my daughters stands for her dolls because she was entering them into the California State Fair and we wanted them to stand up, there is a thin dowel sticking up through the stand that holds the doll in position.  She won Honorable Mention on all her dolls and they will be shown at the fair.  But I think I created a monster, she is making all these plans for future dolls, like the ballroom floor she wants me to do for Belle in Beauty and the beast.  The next pieces I am working on is a 3-D Stegosaurus, a Klingon Bat'leth, and a really cool "face hugger" from Alien.  Talk to you later, Don
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