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WIP Critique Samurai, Momoyama period, late 17th century

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

  1. NeilW A Fixture

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    Always good to see references
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys

    Loving seeing you all approach this , fascinating to see the results and good to see ideas being shared

    Liking the fabulous references Felix put up ...even the mail looks beautiful

    Nap
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  3. NeilW A Fixture

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    Great refs... as said, Japanese mail is tiny compared with western style... just look at the photos with a hand in then.

    From what I've read, much existed mainly to hold the metal plates in place (eg on the sleeves/kote, where internal padding also provided protection) and, especially in the later period, was often decorative rather than functional.

    All mail armour (kusari) was of course an exception:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusari_(Japanese_mail_armour)
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/worldantiques/japanese-mail-armor-kusari/
    http://gunbai-militaryhistory.blogspot.com/2017/11/kusari-gusoku-japanese-mail-armor.html
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  4. Vladimir Active Member

    I have an idea of how to make a chain mail. I made a 3D model the size of a kote, I will not give it to print. Then you can use it to make a shape and cast it from Smooth cast. After that, I think to cut off the chain mail with a knife from the base and glue it to the master model of the samurai. If I have results, I will show them
    kote.jpg
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Again brilliant references ....a fascinating subject for sure

    Interesting to see how Vladimir's idea works out

    Thanks for sharing all details

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  6. NeilW A Fixture

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    I've seen those texture plates for doing mail, but none seem suitable for Japanese armour so I'll be interested to see how this works (not that I have a 3D printer).

    Neil
  7. Vladimir Active Member

    Hello everyone!
    I finished making Shino-haidate and kusazuri tasset
    IMG-20200823-WA0000.jpg IMG-20200823-WA0001.jpg IMG-20200823-WA0002.jpg IMG-20200823-WA0003.jpg IMG-20200823-WA0004.jpg
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    That is so impressive detailing

    Thanks for the update pics with so much research to back it up

    Look forward to more

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
  9. Oda A Fixture

    Simply breathtaking. Waiting for it to be commercially released.

    Oda.
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  10. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you guys.
    I try to do it as fast as I can
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  11. amarok1969 Active Member

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    Amazing. Following with interest. :wideyed:
  12. Vladimir Active Member

  13. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Sculpting at any scale is a true gift but the amount of detail that you have crammed into this subject is totally amazing so its going to be real popular when finished, plenty of scope for the painters.
    TERRY
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  14. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure I shall be waiting in line for one of these when it's released (n):happy:

    Alan
  15. Bob Orr Active Member

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    stunning work, the mail looks great!
  16. Vladimir Active Member

    Thanks, guys.
    I'm glad you like my work. Now I make swords, it takes a lot of time to make the handle weave
  17. Bob Orr Active Member

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    Are the archers in your avatar available as commercial figures?
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  18. Vladimir Active Member

    Yes, this is one set, it has three versions of the head. Now they are not available,
    I plan to have another print run in September
  19. Bob Orr Active Member

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    Could you please message me when available with details of how to purchase. Bob
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  20. Vladimir Active Member

    I'll be sure to let you know when I make them
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