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Samurai Horseman

Posted by panzerman825 on 09 Jul 2017, 09:36

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Working on this out of production Samurai kit from Aoshima. Love the box art of this kit.
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The kit figure required converting. It had a stiff pose: legs together, head looking forward, and torso bent forward. This was corrected with a razor saw and putty. The new pose is much more dynamic.
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Soft padding detail on the arms was fixed by sculpting more defined items. I also used styrene strip to attach the 2 swords to the figure. This detail was missing on the original.
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The horse required some detail work. Using the box art, I added missing items. The Bridle was detailed. I added a more flexable reign(P.E. strip was used). Non existent saddle pommel and back rest was added. Decorative streamers were added.
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The horse rider needed some attention. Stirrup detail was added(styrene strips). Styrene strips were also used to attach his 2 swords. The head was repositioned to conform with the box art.
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Posted by Kekso on 09 Jul 2017, 21:49

This topic is a "must follow" for me
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Posted by panzerman825 on 10 Jul 2017, 07:13

Thanks Kekso. Samurai subjects are a favorite of mine too. Aoshima made a whole line of Japanese Historical kits centering on the Samurai. I scoop them up off of Evilbay whenever I see them. Hahahahaha.
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Jul 2017, 08:27

panzerman825 wrote:Aoshima made a whole line of Japanese Historical kits centering on the Samurai.


Yup, I know... I have this one... got it pretty cheap few years ago
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Posted by Konrad on 10 Jul 2017, 09:39

Kekso wrote:This topic is a "must follow" for me


And for me ,too!
Feudal Japan is my favorite theme in our hobby.
I painted a lot of samurai stuff in the last years.
You inspire me to paint my. ;-)

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Do you know this manufacturer? STEEL FIST MINIATURES
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Posted by Peter on 11 Jul 2017, 18:03

Great start! I like to see more! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by panzerman825 on 11 Jul 2017, 20:56

Thanks Kekso, Korad, and Peter.
I have lots of those white box Aoshima kits. I have not heard of Steel Fist miniatures. I'll check them out.
Konrad, I'd love to see what you make of those old kits. Good Luck and have fun.
I've built/painted the Samurai Cannon set and the Shogun command set so far. Very cool looking.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Jul 2017, 13:30

Well this kit is quite a challenge,even for someone who knows what he`s doing.
Yes, extra work needed but looking at your effort,well worth it in the long run. BB
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Posted by Frankzett on 13 Jul 2017, 07:14

... it seems he samurai rider won't survive - with two left hands :eh:
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Posted by panzerman825 on 19 Jul 2017, 19:42

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I added the lower portion cape to the Horseman's head gear. I'll add copious amounts of putty to blend it in.
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The 2 left hands issue is being corrected. Spare hands were culled from the parts bin.
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Horseman's cape is all blended in. I added the glove pads to both of the new hands. Looks a lot better!
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The opponent's hands look a lot better too. Added the pads to them, and did a little gentle forcing to close his grip.
Thanks for viewing. Hopefully, the painting process will commence soon. Any questions or comments are welcomed.
Bill
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Posted by Bramble15 on 20 Jul 2017, 12:09

What the hell panzerman825? While I like and very much look forward to the finished product as usual, where is the armor? Where are the aircraft? How will these figures be placed into one of your forced perspective dioramas? Too many questions for a Thursday............................

Seriously this is looking very cool. Looking forward to seeing how these end up. please keep the updates coming!
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Posted by panzerman825 on 27 Jul 2017, 05:28

@Bramble15, Hello old friend. Hey, I'm just venturing out into different subject matter. I'm still a devotee of Armor, aircraft, and forced perspective dioramas. Fear not! Hahahahahahahahaha.
What have you been up too?....Love seeing your wonderful creations.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 19 Aug 2017, 13:50

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Started painting on standing Samurai. Used color profile in kit as a guide in copying colors and textile patterns.
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Copying the textile patterns was a challenge.....even in 1/35th scale.
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Started the paintwork on the Horse. Followed the color profile as well. The dappled colorization on the horse was a challenge.
Thanks for watching. More to follow. Any questions, feel free to ask.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Aug 2017, 18:59

I love that blue shirt with the swirly pattern on it!
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Posted by panzerman825 on 21 Aug 2017, 09:59

Bluefalchion, Thanks. I liked the textile pattern too. Seems the Samurai were quite fashionable in their time, Hahahaha.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 29 Aug 2017, 04:41

Next update:
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The standing Samurai had his helmet and shoulder armor painted up. Again I followed the box art as a guide.
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The finishing touches were applied to the horse. Again, box art as a guide.
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The Horseman got the most colorful application of paint. I like how he turned out. Some more work needs to be done to the Samurai's faces. Also, I can't forget to do their swords. Yikes, what kind of Samurai doesn't have a sword. Hahahahaha. Questions or comments, please ask.
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Posted by Peter on 11 Sep 2017, 19:42

Excellent work so far Bill! :thumbup:
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Posted by panzerman825 on 20 Sep 2017, 06:21

Thanks Peter. All I have left to do is the weapons and a banner. Coming up with a suitable base will take some thought and planning. Fingers crossed!
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Posted by panzerman825 on 21 Sep 2017, 05:40

Messing around in photobucket, I erased the image of the standing Samurai. Here he is again. Ooops!
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Box art was followed to reproduce clothing color and textile patterns. Helmet and shoulder armor are being readied for application. Again, Sorry for the photo screw up. Bill
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 21 Sep 2017, 14:04

I like the detailed process of the making of, Bill, with a lot of good pictures to see all the stages for that the figures are passing.

And your paintjob has two aspects I love: great detail and a very neat paintbrush work. :thumbup:

Congratulations, I'm impatient to view the finished vignette on the base. :drool:

Cheers.

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