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The horse Samurai

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sergey, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Sergey A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Dear friends, I bring to your attention the sketch of two horse Samurais.
    The horse Samurai.
    Imaginations on theme of Samurais.
    90mm - Magic Sculpt

    Sergey

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Both outstanding pieces.
    Carl.
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice!

    Jay H.
  4. Sergey A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Сontinuation

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  5. Sergey A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Thanks! It is glad that was pleasant!
  6. Sergey Savenkov A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent sculptwork and it must be a joy to paint it.'

    Marc
  8. Hardy Guest

    fantastic sculpting. Hardy
  9. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    simply great !!

    stefano
  10. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sergey, superb sculpting on both figures, can I ask, what is it on the back of the 2nd figure and do you have a reference pic you could post.
    Many thanks. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Sergeye, these sculptures are extremely well sculpted.My friend, you are a true grand master.

    Cheers
    Roc
  12. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Realistic samurai!
    Japanese was surprised, too.
    Excellent and Great sculpting!

    Mitsutaka
  13. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic sculpting Sergey. Are these to be released commercially?
  14. Sergey A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Thanks guys, I do appreciate all the comments.

    To Ken:

    This thing on the back is called "horo".
    Shure I have the reference pictures. Here they are.

    Regards,
    Sergey.

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  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sergey, many thanks for the explanation and reference pics, it's so unusual looking and something I for one had never seen before.

    Cheers Ken (y)
  16. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Sergey,
    great stuff! As usual, your attention to detail is what makes this an outstanding sculpt.

    Like the closed quiver for the arrow shafts.

    Some of the strapping too.
    Ken,
    The 'horo' was used to signify battlefield messengers, and was a lightweight bamboo frame, with a cloth over it.

    Thanks for sharing, Sergey!
  17. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    These both look like excellent sculpts Sergey, are they going to be commercial figures.

    Cheers David
  18. Sergey A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Thanks guys, I do appreciate all the comments.

    To: Guy, Cheers тhese figures are made in one copy.

    Best regards
    Sergey
  19. harto Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    A bit more info on the Horo gleaned from various readings including the Armour Book in Honcho-Gunkiko. The Horo is an ancient addition to armour and seen on a number of very early illustrations of armoured warriors (see the middle pic posted by Sergey). It seems early on to have been a large piece of cloth attached at its four corners to cords which were then tied to the armour, the theory being that it would billow out as the rider gained speed. In the Edo period with a revival in interest in armour and attempts to copy older styles, attempts were made to reintroduce the Horo but with no-one knowing its exact function or purpose, basketwork supports were used to create the billowing effect seen in early pictures, although as far as I can tell no evidence exists that the originals had any such supports. Theories for its use range from identifying messengers (as noted above) and providing some sort of protection against arrows.

    cheers

    John
  20. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very interesting sculpts, I love both of them. Both would be fun to paint
    Ben

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