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Samurai

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Banjer, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
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    My first serious scratch building attempt. The basis was the MMM samurai by Otto, the helmet was an alternative option from the SK Takeda Shingen bust by Ramon Rux.
    mmm samurai.jpeg
    My contribution was to extend the Jnbaori at the back and add arms and a sword. I made some antler kuwagata and the kabuto badge on the helmet using magic sculpt.
    I struggled a bit with the mail sleeves as you can probably see but I am reasonably happy with how they turned out. I added the bottom plates to the shoulder guards with green stuff and modified the bottom of the throat guard so it covered the armpit guards which were altered to go under the jinbaori, they just hang in mid-air as supplied.

    Painted with a combination of oils acrylics and enamels.

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    Thanks for looking, comments and criticism welcome.

    Bill
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  2. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work on your additions and amendments.
    I like your colour choices and neat painting.
    Very well done.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  3. yellowcat A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice scratch build and conversion.
    Looks like the arms and katana are converted from Ron Hinote's Little General Samurai warrior figure.
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  4. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for your encouraging words Andrew

    Cheers

    Bill
  5. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Felix,
    I haven't seen the figure you refer to. Do you have an image?
    I made up the arm armour with putty and sheet lead using various images in my samurai books. The katana was cut from a sheet of aluminium.

    Cheers

    Bill
  6. yellowcat A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada

    Here are the images. The position of the arms are similar and the katana looks exactly the same.

    Cheers

    little general.jpg

    little general2.jpg
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  7. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    looking great and well painted

    Mobo
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  8. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    That's a nice looking kit, I've not seen it before. What scale is it?

    Cheers

    Bill
  9. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England

    Thank you Mobo
  10. yellowcat A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada

    150mm in white metal

    little3.jpg
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  11. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Wow, a lovely piece, I bet it looks great painted up. I bet it's as rare as hens teeth.

    Bill
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Bill

    Catching up with things here

    Nice conversion work , you certainly didn't choos a easy subject , like the painting on the lacing and the clothing

    Out of interest how did you approach the lace .....individually or en masse and then tidy around ?

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our FOTM comp and also vote in previous months classes as well as voting in Vignette & Diorama comp #2

    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England

    Hi Kev,

    The lace was undercoated in acrylic then given a wash with citadel nuln oil in the recesses. I then picked out the detail with
    W & N permanent green and paynes grey. So a combination of both really.

    Cheers

    Bill

    bill
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  14. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Marvelous work Bill! Great modifications and painting. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  15. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Ken.
    If only I could reach your standard.

    Cheers

    Bill
  16. Henk Active Member

    Very nice, good conversion and lovely painting. It urges me to get on with my own conversion project of Verlinden's "Arnhem" paras...:confused: so many projects, so little time..:)
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  17. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England

    Thank you Henk,

    It's very satisfying to have a unique piece and a bit of putty work makes a nice break from painting.

    So get that project on the go. :)

    Cheers
    Bill

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