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Miyamoto Musashi

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by specmod, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Here is a figure by PiliPili of one of the most famous Japanese swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi.
    This was an excelent quality product, and l liked the fact that the pose is very dramatic, and also that it shows that some research was done, with the fact that the wooden sword is included in the kit, which was Miyamotos weopon of choice. Enjoy
    Cheers Andrew

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  2. ATTİLA the HUN Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    Good job, Andrew. What is scale it?
    Thanks for sharing.................
  3. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Attila
    The scale of this figure is 120mm
  4. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful figure, I like the design on the leggings, I take it they are some kind of dragon fly
    Cheers
    Tommi
  5. EFO New Member

    After reading, "The Book of Five Rings", it has inspired me to look into doing a Samurai figure. You have done a great job Andrew. Thanks for sharing.
    Take care,
    Ed
  6. darkeye Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    my kind of figure this! great job, the Hakama design is lovely. Qaung is a talented bloke and nice to boot!
    Gues we may see this at Euro08!

    regards -- tim.
  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done and great coulors.
    Cheers
    John
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Andrew. This is a fine figure and I also enjoy painting a Samurai occasionally.
  9. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello Andrew,

    Nice painting. I particularly like the harmonious, mute tones.

    As for the inclusion of the bokken (wooden sword), it's a reminder that under the Tokugawa rule, peace came to Japan after centuries of civil wars. The samurai lost much of their status as a warrior class. To enforce civil peace, it was forbidden to carry swords and other weapons on the street (like in Dodge City!). Many ex-warriors started to carry the wooden swords used for training which in the right hands were as deadly as the metal ones.

    And of course, it's nod to Miyamoto Musashi who according to his legend, killed his arch enemy and rival Kojiro with a wooden boat oar. Here's the duel from a classic film:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhbCEi_Aac4

    Cheers,
    Quang
  10. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    To Quang

    Thankyou very much for your compliments on this and my Tomoe figure, coming from you is an honour as l have always admired your work and have other Japanese era figures from your range that l am still to build and paint.
    Thankyou again
    Andrew
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Andrew,
    You did some excellent work on this figure.

    marc

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