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Sunday, January 3, 2010
42mm samurai: Samurai trying to get ahead
This is a pretty wicked sculpt. If you like painting heads, this is the figure for you. I don't enjoy painting heads, but, despite the numerous heads and fine detail, this has been one of the easier samurai to paint.
The sashimono is another of my own creations; I wanted to continue the theme of decapitated heads by making a sashimono resembling a bag that would hold a head before its presentation.
You might notice his torso looks like it's bare/unarmored; It's actually armor shaped to look like a monk's body. If you happen to have the Stephen Turnbull book "Samurai Warriors," you can see this armor illustrated on page 100. In fact, I'm willing to bet Steve Barber was inspired to copy the armor on this figure straight from that illustration.
If you're thinking about purchasing Steve Barber samurai, and you want this particular figure, it is listed under SAM29 Samurai Hero.
I can hear this guy's comrades: 'Bob, you're a great warrior and all, but you're really creeping out the younger guys with that head-in-the-mouth thing you have going there."
Visitors from Steve Barber: Thanks for visiting! Just a quick note; there are a lot more 42mm samurai on my blog. Just type "42mm" into the search bar at the left of my blog posts, and you should see most of my Steve Barber Samurai entries. I also recommend my "Dropping the Hammer" post if you're feeling ambitious enough to make your own swords for your samurai (as I have for all my Steve Barber samurai figures.)