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Review Daymyo

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by yellowcat, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. yellowcat Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Title : Daymyo MM-5422
    Manufacturer: Mercury Models
    Scale: 54mm
    Sculptor: Ruslan Vorobyov
    Material & no. of pieces: 20 grey resin
    Order from : El Greco Miniatures
    Price: UK/EU £26 Non-EU £21.67


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    This a Samurai figure kit of Takeda Shingen (武田 信玄, December 1, 1521 – May 13, 1573), of Kai Province, was a pre-eminent daimyō in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period.


    Received the kit from El Greco last week (always great customer service). It consists of 20 grey resin parts. Superbly sculpted by Master Ruslan Vorobyov and amazing casting for a 54mm figure kit.

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    Parts View
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    Head and Kabuto Helmet Views
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    Dragon Maedate
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    Torso, Leg Armour and Jinbaori Surcoat Views
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    Dansen Uchiwa (war fan) and O-Tachi Swords Views
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    Battle Flag View
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    Base View
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    Final thoughts: This is my first 54 mm resin kit in twenty years. I prefer 90 and 120 mm white metal and resin kit. Casting is superb, better than the 1/6 Samurai mtd. bust that I received couple years ago. The Tachi blade could have cast a bit thicker or in white metal. A 90mm white metal kit release would be nice. A superb Samurai kit. Highly recommended.

    Cheers,

    Felix


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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Felix :)
    Only do 54's myself and there's some great detail on this one (I can't imagine how I missed the release images - must have been sleeping I suppose)
    I'm not a big fan of resin for weapons since I always end up replacing them
    I'm sure the more skilled could use boiling water to correct the problem (which may just be this one kit), but given my general clumsiness I'd find a way to snap it off :rolleyes:

    Lot's of lovely stuff to paint on this one - Hey ho another to add to the list :p
    Paul
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  3. Oda A Fixture

    Thanks for a superb presentation.54mm is my scale of preference and this figure along with the accompanying ashigaru by the same sculptor and brand are among my imminent future purchases.Top class stuff.

    Oda.
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  4. MERCURY-MODELS Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Hello, Friends!
    Felix, many thanks, for the remarkable objective review. Are sincerely glad that the figure was pleasant. Yes, very much I regret that the sword unfortunately, gets out of a shape, a detail thin and when casting and the subsequent storage loss of a form the inevitable fact
    with sincere respect,
    Evgeny
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  5. Redcap Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent review thank you.

    Fabulous figure; I just wish it was in 75mm so I had a fighting chance of doing it justice. As per the comments, I wish sculptors would do bladed weapons in WM rather than resin. Often even if you get it back into shape using hot water, resin seems to have a'memory' which means before long, it is warped again.

    Otherwise, a deeply impressive figure!
    Gary
  6. yellowcat Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada

    Excellent review Kev thank you. ??????????? :notworthy: :meh: :ROFLMAO:

    Felix
  7. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks great, but why is he holding the drawn Tachi in his left hand?
  8. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I don't do Samurai myself, but a marvelous kit nonetheless. Samurai fans should jump on this one.
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  9. Redcap Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    Sorry about that, I am so used to seeing KP do the reviews that I did not see who actually posted it. My apologies for the misplaced laurels....!

    Gary
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  10. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Felix, Excellent review!
    Does Mercury Models intend to do QC on this kit, esp the blade?
    Victor
  11. yellowcat Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I haven't heard anything back from Mercury Models.

    Felix
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Gary

    LOL .....I am happy you would put my name to such a good review ...laurels duels returned to yellowcat

    Thanks to Felix for this presentation

    Don't forget the PF reference section as well for excellent information on Samurai

    Nap

    PS Fear not I have reviews in process !
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