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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Russian miniaturist Nikolai Aldunin creates works of art so tiny that a microscope is needed to see them. Aldunin has fit seven camels in this pinhead. The artist says he works between the beats of his heart in order to keep his hands perfectly still. His tools include superglue, syringes and toothpicks. He takes his inspiration from a famous Russian tale about a craftsman who put horseshoes on a
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    "You mustn?t get into a state or worry. Everything that you feel in your soul is transmitted to your hands," said Aldunin.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Tiny Tank: this sculpture rests on the open face of a sliced apple seed. The tank is crafted of gold.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Gun on a matchstick. The artist worked for six months to create this AK-47Kalashnikov, crafted of gold.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Great master: a likeness of the novelist Leo Tolstoy has been engraved on this grain of rice.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Russian miniaturist Nikolai Aldunin creates microscopic works of art. That's a bicycle on the end of a sewing needle.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Aldunin works from his Moscow apartment. His tools include superglue, syringes and toothpicks.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Russian miniaturist Nikolai Aldunin admits that working on such tiny objects can lead to some frustration. While crafting a miniature rifle, he lost the weapon's butt after having worked on it for two weeks. "I had a sit-down and a smoke and calmed down," he said, then decided to start all over again.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Horseshoes on a flea: artist Aldunin was inspired by a famous Russian tale about Levsha, a Tula craftsman so skilled he was able to put horseshoes on a flea.
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  • Artist's amazing tiny creations

    Russian artist Nikolai Aldunin takes ?miniaturist? to extremes.
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