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120mm mounted Samurai

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Tommy Brown, Jun 10, 2024 at 3:59 PM.

  1. Tommy Brown Active Member

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  2. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    That will please the samurai modellers

    Excellent review from Yellowcat as always which is good to see referred to

    Thanks for the update

    Nap
  3. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    I had the original Mitches version of this kit which I sold as a large scale clearout last year. Regrettiing the sale, as you do,I bought the rerelease rom RDG and can report that the kit has been reworked and that many of the awkward casting blocks are no longer present making cleanup and assembly very much easier.

    Geoff
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  4. Tommy Brown Active Member

    It is good to know the resin blocks had been fixed. But according to Yellowcat's review the major problem was lack of details on the kit’s parts. "Many of the parts are lack of details namely the tachi sword, the arrow case, the bow string case, armour plates, horse reins and aori (saddle flaps). There is no tanto knife and the horse abumi (stirrup) is a major disappointment." Just wondering if these parts have been resculpted or details have been added.
  5. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Please note that the recent re release of this Kit through RDG miniatures has been reworked with the detail, fit of parts etc and new moulds have been made.

    Tommi
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  6. Tommy Brown Active Member

    Any photos of the reworked parts?
  7. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    No as they went straight into mould on receiving back from the sculptor
    Tommi
  8. Tommy Brown Active Member


    If you do not mine, please take photos for the reworked parts. I would like to see the details for those castings. Thanks!
  9. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don't have access to a camera at the moment. We're just getting over a house move and we're still pretty disorganised. Much of my stash of kits are boxed & stored in the loft at our last house.

    Geoff
  10. Tommy Brown Active Member


    Since you have the both releases old and new. Could your remember for the re-release the following parts where Yellowcat indicated in his old review had been re-sculpted or details had been added ("the tachi sword, the arrow case, the bow string case, armour plates, horse reins and aori (saddle flaps). There is no tanto knife and the horse abumi (stirrup) is a major disappointment ".) Thanks!
  11. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Sorry I no longer have the original release. As I indicated earlier I sold that last year.

    Geoff
  12. Tommy Brown Active Member


    Just like to know for the new release that you have, could you remember the following parts where Yellowcat indicated in his old review had been re-sculpted or details had been added ("the tachi sword, the arrow case, the bow string case, armour plates, horse reins and aori (saddle flaps). There is no tanto knife and the horse abumi (stirrup) is a major disappointment ".) Thanks!
  13. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Sorry, when I saw the casting blocks on the original kit I just quietly put the kit away "to be worked on later". The most apparent improvement in the rerelease was the removal of the casting blocks. I never had the old & new versions side by side for comparison & I don't have access at the moment to the new version to make comparisons with the original review. The Pegaso kit somehow passed me by & I know that after the review I would have bought that instead.

    Geoff

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