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Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« on: February 22, 2011, 02:08:41 »
The half iron face-mask (mempo)
and the inside of his helmet (kabuto) was lacquered red so that the reflection on the

samurai's face will make him look more fearsome... :)

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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 02:12:45 »
OMG! :omg: :omg: :clap:
I love it!!! :wow: :wow: :wow:
That is brilliant Cheng! :o
Superb job!
You wouldn't mind if I copied you would you? ;)
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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 02:23:14 »
I'm glad I didnt disappoint you after that promise in the other thread  ;)
please do join me! btw...this is the first time I completely sprayed a PM part and I felt so bad even tho I have at least 10 of these helmets...
but comforted myself that PM will never make a red one like this  :P

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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 02:28:28 »
"Yamagata Masakage (1524 – 1575) of the Takeda clan, was famous for his red armour and skill in battlefield,
After his brother committed Seppuku(Hara-Kiri) as a cover for Takeda Yoshinobu's failed rebellion, Masakage outfitted his cavalry in bright red armor. It was said that his cavalry would always charge first in battle; sowing confusion and panic in the enemy ranks."

giant drums beating and a whole army of blood-red samurai(s) and Ashigaru(foot soldiers) charging and waving a sea of red banners...a blood curdling sight for their enemies...

"Yamagata was a fierce warrior who fought in many battles however his last was in the ill fated Battle of Nagashino where he was shot down on horse while charging together with his famous red fire unit and beheaded. All of them died together with him"

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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 02:33:12 »
Just out of this world!!!
Cheers!
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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 03:19:50 »
Magnificent! :o :o :o I agree with Primus!!! :wow:
I absolutely love the whole figure! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 05:13:25 »
Incredible, Cheng! :o
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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 05:55:08 »
Great custom!!! How did you make it?

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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 08:56:46 »
thanks everyone!  :love: its your encouragements that spur me on to research and make better samurais  ;)

......How did you make it?

I assume youre asking about the mempo....I have several of those old firemen's yellow masks so I sacrificed one by filing off the breathing aparatus and drilled out his mouth like  :( ...no more smiles...then used the head with beard stubbles to simulate the mouth 'filter' and finally spray it red of course...
(no glue/blue tac was used on the entire figure)
« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 10:43:33 by cheng »

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Re: Yamagata Masakage samurai wearing a Mempo
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 12:30:14 »
I can only imagine what you would come up with if you started making resin parts.
Cheers!
Luciano