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Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:22 pm
by Mark
OK, I managed to find a model that didn't fit into any of the above categories !

This is a Samurai Helmet by Doyusha. It's all pre-coloured, so should be a nice quick build.

The box
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The cap of the helmet, with some 'silver' and black decorations added.
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The inner cap, with the orange cord shin strap added.
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The cap with some more decorations added.
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Now I've added the back of the helmet, which has some strips of red decoration. There are some more decorative bits ot be added to this still. Those are little red parts which go on all the crosses you can see.
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The name plate. A K for anybody who can read it :laughing-rolling: This is actually a gold plated plastic, with the writing printed on a very heavy, textured paper. I glued it on with Revell Contacta Clear.
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This is the stand, which will be covered with some felt.
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More to come soon.

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:41 pm
by Eric
You'll need a Katana now to compete the set!

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:33 pm
by baby_astons
what scale is it?

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 11:06 am
by Mark
I think it's a 1/4 scale.

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:21 pm
by baby_astons
so too small unless one is a shrunken head puppet :mrgreen:

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:22 am
by Mark
A bit more progress,

The 3,000,000 little red parts are glued on to the helmet. This took ages !!

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The side pieces are completed. The decoration is printed paper, glued on with Revell Contacta Clear, which worked really well. There are a couple of gold medalions glued on top of the paper, which are also fixed the Contacta Clear.

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The is a front decoration. Again, a paper decoration glued in place.

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Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:58 pm
by Paul
Mark wrote:I think it's a 1/4 scale.

Hi Mark,

So what is the diameter/radius (or in Chill scale!!!!) ? :)

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:26 pm
by Mark
I finished it last night, so I'll post some pictures in the next day or so, and I'll measure it too.

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:44 pm
by Paul
Mark wrote:I finished it last night, so I'll post some pictures in the next day or so, and I'll measure it too.

Cheers Mark,

I'll keep an eye out for them ! :) :) :)

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:19 pm
by Mark
Here's the last two 'in progress' photos

The side pieces glued on.
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And the large gold decoration in place.
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Here is the finished model. It would fit a head about 5.5cm in diameter.
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Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:06 pm
by Paul
A real nice job on it all Mark :D :D :D

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:43 am
by casper
made a nice job of the helmet Mark
have a K for a finished model :D

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:41 am
by Mark
Thanks Paul & Casper. It was quite fun doing a quick, easy project.

Re: Samurai Helmet

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:41 am
by Mark
Thanks Paul & Casper. It was quite fun doing a quick, easy project.