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WIP Critique Samurai, Momoyama period, late 17th century

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Vladimir, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Vladimir Active Member

    Hello everybody!
    Starting a new samurai. I want to make a series of samurai in the scale of 75 mm. I decided to show my work step by step. I hope you can help me. I will be happy to give you advice, comments, and criticism!
    I will try to make the details as accurate as possible. I have long wanted to make some samurai with guns. The first will be a samurai with hand canone o-zutsu. I wanted to make two samurai with o-zutsu, but then I saw this photo from the guys who are engaged in reconstruction. I liked it very much and decided to make such a composition. The armor might be different.
    The other two options are also interesting, and I will probably do them later. Only everyone in armor probably will. Historians write that hand canone was used to destroy the gates of fortresses. I don't think anyone would have come within range of the fortress without wearing armor.
    Made a skeleton, 75 mm across the eyes. Up to the top of the head 78-80 mm, excluding kabuto.
    Installed as in the photo. I hope it looks like it. I have prepared how everything will be approximately on a composition.
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  2. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Like this , will watch with great interest.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Vladimir

    Love the subject matter , not seen this before

    Certainly wouldn't want to fire or be on the receiving end of the weapon

    Following with interest

    Happy sculpting

    Stay safe

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  4. Borek A Fixture

    Great project! It will be an atypical figure for samurai, but a beautiful, great piece. I'm looking forward, just keep going :)

    Cheers Borek
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  5. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you for your comments
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  6. Vladimir Active Member

    I noticed an error in the topic name. Of course, not the 17th century, but the 16th. Unfortunately, I can't change the topic name.
    Slightly changed the position of the back and feet. I began to sculpt the head. This is a simple infantryman, so his face will not look elegant:)
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  7. Vladimir Active Member

    I made a face of a samurai and started making armor. The helmet is called hineno zunari kabuto, typical of this period. The cuirass is called yokohagi-okegawa go-mai-dō. This is not the cheapest cuirass. A samurai who shoots at a fortress gate needs good armor.
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  8. Borek A Fixture

    Very nice progress, fine and clean sculpting on the cuirass. Keep it up ! :)

    Cheers Borek :)
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  9. eppi Active Member

    Very nice sculpt, thanks for sharing the progress.
    For a beginner any post like this is a real cave of hints.
    Forgive the elementary question, but how do you get such neat, straight and smooth surfaces (i.e. the armor plates)?
    Thanks in advance for replying.
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  10. Vladimir Active Member

    To get a smooth surface, I use medium-sized (320) abrasive paper first, and then a smaller size (600)
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  11. eppi Active Member

    So ... just simple abrasive paper! thank you so much! ;)
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  12. franck edet A Fixture

    very good sculpting here !!! i will follow with pleasure !
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  13. Vladimir Active Member

  14. Oda A Fixture

    Following with great interest and putting my name down on the list for a copy when you go commercial with this!!!!

  15. Vladimir Active Member

    Thanks. This is a very high assessment of my work
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  16. Vladimir Active Member

    I continue to make a helmet, I made sandals (varadzi), I started making greaves
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  17. Borek A Fixture

    Super progress, slowly beginning to take shape. The pose looks good, the work on the shoes is great. Keep it up :)

    Cheers Borek
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  18. Oda A Fixture

    Getting better and better with each new post!

  19. Vladimir Active Member

    Thanks, guys!
    I start the most difficult, slow and frightening for me - chain mail
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  20. Reality in Miniature Member

    Lovely work, Vladimir!

    I am enjoying the progress. And the education about this type of samurai.

    I take it you are using a two part epoxy sculpting material?



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