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WIP Katayama Gorobei, Shichinin no samurai, 75 mm

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Vladimir, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Vladimir Active Member

    Greetings to all members of the forum.
    I really like Akira Kurosawa's movie Shichinin no samurai.I have long wanted to make a miniature of one of the characters (or maybe several).And so I decided.I want to achieve a portrait likeness to the character and, as always, make weapons and equipment historically accurate.I will need your help to do this.If you see any inconsistencies, please let us know.
    This is unfortunately not a bust, I'm sorry!:):):):)
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  2. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    Super piece of sculpting so far.

    Bill
  3. yellowcat A Fixture

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    Fantastic!
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  4. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you guys!
    Felix, thank you for your accurate and timely information.
  5. Oda A Fixture

    Totally love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oda.
  6. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you, Aris!
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  7. Oda A Fixture

    It goes without saying that I will be in your client list for this ,when it is ready.

    Oda.
  8. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    love to have this in the collection - as well as every other Samurai character from the film.
    Now you made me dig out the Kurosawa collection so I can watch all his films again.
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  9. Vladimir Active Member

    Thanks! Such posts oblige me to finish making the figure well:D
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  10. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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  11. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you!
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  12. Vladimir Active Member

    Hello everyone!
    I keep making Gorobei.In some shots of the film, you can see that he is wearing armor under his jacket.I think it's kharaate-do.These cuirasses do not have kusazuri, so they can be hidden under clothing.Kharaate-do used ashigara, but I found information that sometimes noble samurai also used such cuirasses in the same way as Gorobei, hiding it under their outer clothing

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  13. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    Vladimir this is excellent so far.
  14. yellowcat A Fixture

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    Fine-looking
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Vladimir

    Great to see you sculpting again , even though it's not a bust ...lol

    Wonderful likeness you've achieved and a good strong pose as well

    Following with much interest and learning a lot about Japanese clothing as well

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  16. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you very much for your comments.Unfortunately, this is not a bust yet.The busts still scare me
  17. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Excellent Vladimir
  18. Nordman Member

  19. Oda A Fixture

    Definitely coming my way when available.Vladimir you Rock mate!

    Oda.
  20. Vladimir Active Member

    Hello everyone.
    I finished sculpting Gorobey.Equipment, in addition to the cuirass, includes another kote.I could not find real samples of such a kote for a long time.But still, I found similar kote in Sasama's book, which Felix posted in the information section.This kote is called yonhon-shino-gote.This kote is not common for the end of the 16th century, when the events of the film take place.The method of fastening it corresponds to the earlier kote, used in the 14th-15th century.Gorobei is armed with a single daito (katana) sword with a heavy blade having a slight bend, characteristic of the late 16th century
    I ask everyone who sees any shortcomings to report them to me so that I can eliminate them before I start making forms.
    Thank you all for your attention


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