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Open Book Samurai Warrior - AuthorSculpt Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Samurai Warrior
    54mm Resin
    Sculpted by - Talant Soodanbekov & Zlobov Sergey

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    Several months ago Authorsculpt released this 54mm Seated Samurai Warrior. Cast in a gray resin and loaded with detail as you will see.

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  2. Guy A Fixture


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    Arriving in a heavy flat cardboard box with all parts sandwiched between layers of bubble-wrap and the small parts sealed inside a zip-lok bag. The long spear was taped to the box lid to help prevent damage during shipping. The bottom photograph shows all the parts out for inspection.

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    Above you see the main part of the torso with the arms being cast separately. Amazing detail for a 54mm scale.

    Close - Ups

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    The close-ups above show the level of detail sculpted and cast into this figure.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    Above you see the front and back of the right and left arm as well as the detailed helmet.

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    Above you see some of the small accessories as well as weapons and bow.

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    Above is the chair for the Samurai showing the locator hole and the bottom photograph shows the Samurai dry-fitted onto the chair.

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    Above you see the front and the back of individual weapons and arrows.

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    Above is the stage for the Seated Samurai to be assembled on.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    Additional Photographs from Authorsculpt

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    This is one of the best, if not the best, 54mm Samurai warriors I have ever seen. The high quality of the detail and casting clearly show in the photographs. Highly recommended.

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  5. Helm A Fixture

    It's hard to believe this is a 54mm with that detail,good review
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  6. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    As stated a lot of very fine detail for such a small scale
  7. gerryj199 PlanetFigure Supporter

    It looks like they have also spent some time thinking about how the figure will be painted and assembled. I like the fact that the fitting for the arms looks like it will be easy and secure and similarly the helmet and the seat look like they fit the figure well. It looks like it doesn't need much cleanup work before painting.

    AuthorSculpt are to be congratulated on creating an amazingly detailed figure that is easy to prepare and assemble.

    PS: As a complete aside, I'm intrigued by the vise used to hold the figure for the photos. Can you tell us more about that? I'd be interested in learning more and finding out how to get one. Thanks, Gerry
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Fantastic review Guy not into Samurai as a rule , but this is stunning could be tempted with this one.

    Cheers David
  9. Guy A Fixture

    I have purchased several of these vises through Micro-Mark tools. Best vise for holding parts, busts that I have ever found.
  10. mil-mart A Fixture

    That is some excellent sculpting and casting such fine detailwork. Many thanks Guy a great review.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  11. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Guy,
    That is a corker of a figure for detail and loads of painting options. Certainly beyond me. I have attached a few photo's I took at Leeds Royal Armoury for anyone who is thinking about buying one of these. Might help with inspiration, CIMG4775.JPG CIMG4776.JPG CIMG4777.JPG CIMG4778.JPG CIMG4785.JPG CIMG4786.JPG CIMG4779.JPG apologies for the shoddy camera work through the glass.
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  12. gerryj199 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks for the tip. I have visited the Micro-mark site and it's amazing. I had never heard of them and they've got some very useful items.
    Best regards,
  13. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    I haven't been interested in Samurai's since I was a kid in the late 1970s early 1980, but this figure might just change that!
  14. Michael Tse Active Member

    There is a great deal of cinema in this kit. Can't wait to see someone take a stab at it.
  15. Zlobov*S Active Member

    Thanks all for kind words-
    Certainly I thank my friend Guy!
    This figure has arisen due to the master Talant Soodanbekov.
    My small part - idea and some details.
    Yours faithfully, I do not say goodbye, Sergey.
  16. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    I really must be getting old because I cannot remember the name of the manufacturer of a metal version of this back in the 70's. I recall that it was a bigger scale than this. It would be nice if somebody could help me out if only to satisfy my own curiosity
  17. yellowcat A Fixture

    I bought one a month ago. Mine arrived with the box crushed. One of the arrow was broken. The arrow shaft is just to thin. But amazing detail for a 54mm figure.
  18. Zlobov*S Active Member

    My regret - mail sometimes really has deformation.
    It is dear from Russia to Canada long, through ocean - sometimes (seldom) there is a deformation.
    Arrow - replacement by sewing needles is certainly better.
    Resin kit and White metal for a jeweller detail always soft also has distortion.
    Yours faithfully.
  19. kagemusha A Fixture

    Hi Ken, are you possibly thinking of the seated samurai Ray Lamb did back then. There were two versions but common parts to both.


  20. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Just checked out the two Ray Lamb seated samurais Ron and maybe they are the ones that are in the back of my mind. Although the one I thinking about was almost identical to this one. It is possible that somebody did a conversion o the seating for a show like the Model Engineer Exhibition but I just recall a review that was saying the seating and base was a pain because of the weight. Perhaps I am just getting old and confused.

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