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MSea

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Re: Samurai
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2020, 10:29:02 AM »
Some are a nice piece of wood about a yard long, good for whacking awkward club members with.

We used to have some lovely ones in physics, varnished and everything, really nice, oh ,my measuring fetish is starting to show.

Sorry, your probably metric - just over a metre.

Did I mention micrometers?
Now you have woken up Haddock with a mention of micrometers - we will all be in trouble now, either imperial or metric.

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« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2020, 10:45:45 AM »
Don't forget callipers, digital and not of course, Vernier scale, it never ends, as a chemist I did like Angstroms as a unit. 0.00000001 cm I think.
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2020, 12:38:29 PM »
Excellent faces Howard iirespective of the size difference.
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2020, 06:26:43 PM »

Little & Large
I am struggling with these two.
The heads are just about finished, just a bit of faffing to do.
You can see from the pics that one is significantly larger than the other,
a good 10% I reckon. This applies over the whole lot.  The difference in calf muscles is enormous!
  This could well scupper the original plan of doing a small diorama! This is not helping enthusiasm and Plan B may well involve
a shelf somewhere!
Master class in face painting. Great stuff.
Andy.
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2020, 02:59:44 PM »
Couldn't agree more Andy, great work.

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Re: Samurai
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2020, 02:38:11 PM »
Hi again! Despite not posting much I have been steadily modelling. Unfortunately progress(???)
has been remarkably slow for the time and effort put in. I'm afraid I am not enjoying these two
but I am too far in to put them on a shelf!
I still haven't decided whether to put them together on a base due to the size differences,
and that will probably be a last minute decision when more or less complete!

However, all is not total gloom and despondency as I have already bought the next two models.

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Re: Samurai
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2020, 02:40:51 PM »
Nice detail as always, glad to hear you are modelling.
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2020, 02:44:30 PM »
I really don't know how do paint such intricate detail Howaed. Magnificent!
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2020, 02:47:53 PM »
Thanks,guys....... they sort of look ok on the pictures, but believe me, they don't look too
good from where I'm sat!

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Re: Samurai
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2020, 03:02:52 PM »
If you stand the smaller one behind the other then perspective will make the smaller one look further away. That could solve the size difference? These are too good to go on the 'shelf of shame'.

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Re: Samurai
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2020, 05:48:33 PM »
Whatever you do with them - they look great

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Re: Samurai
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2020, 05:51:48 PM »
Top figure painting skills.
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2020, 09:23:38 AM »
I really like these, great work Howard.

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« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2020, 06:10:09 PM »
Excellent painting skills Howard.
When we can meet, I will give you a rub to see if some of the painting magic rubs off....
cheers,
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Re: Samurai
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2020, 11:35:08 AM »
The important samurai had personal emblems. These were called Mon.
There were also Clan Mons for the lesser mortals. These were often embroidered on
the back of the coats they wore. For some reason Pegaso have moulded the shape of a mon on the back
of the Big Guy! (See Pic) However, they have not done this on the other model. Presumably he is just a pleb! ( sorry, don't
know the Japanese for pleb!)
Normally I would just file this off as, clearly, it is way over scale in thickness, and then hand paint, or
even manufacture transfers (stickers). However, on Searching the cupboard some stickers I came across
a stack of BRASS things I bought years ago. The are Heraldry of all sorts. Even some of Greek shields. (See Pic)
I have used these in the past to create stickers by taking photos and photoshop.  As the expert Daughter that does this now lives in Edinburgh
I am just going to use as is on the pleb, it will be over scale but will match the Big Guy at least.