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54mm
Samurai,Late Muromachi Period

by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma



Pegaso Models brings another 54 mm. Samurai figure on your workbench. It represents a Samurai warrior from Late Muromachi Period (1333-1573) and offers figure painters a unique subject with a good posing and different painting options on clothing.
box

The figure comes in 125 x 85 x 30 mm.standard Pegaso Models Elite Series blue cardboard box. The front cover shows the figure painted by Emiliano Iacobacci from 2 different angles - front and back.

Inside the box, there are 2 paper sheets including a short historical info about Samurai clothing in Muromachi period and painting tips for this figure. This document is prepared by Marco Giuliani and presented in 4 languages; English, Italian, French and German.

Parts are well protected between two slabs of thick gray polyfoam and small parts are secured in a punched plastic bag.



parts

The figure is sculpted by Victor Konnov and made up of 6 white metal parts. All parts are cast clean and crisp with good details. No serious cleaning, sanding or filling is required. As I mentioned in most reviews, I repeat brushing your figure gently with a wire brush and washing with soap or mild detergent makes the details more apparent and priming makes paint adhere much better.


The main part is torso with legs. He wears a Dobuku,open front short tunic made of cotton with loose sleeves. Silk cord between collars of dobuku is well represented. Inside dobuku, he wears a Kimono, Japanese typical long clothing. The folds and wrinkles on clothes and Obi ,sash around waist is well defined. On his feet, he has Tahi , natural leather or cloth socks and Waraji sandals made from straw.

  • Left arm : This part includes the left hand, left sleeve of dobuku, scabbard of Katana ,long combat sword and Wakizashi ,short companion sword also used to commit Seppuku, Japanese ritual suicide.

  • Right arm : Right loose sleeve is dobuku is represented with fine cloth folds.

  • Right hand : It is sculpted as grabbing the handle of katana. The details on handle and Tsuba, hilt of katana are well defined.

  • Head : Face shows nice details with a typical samurai Chonmage haircut; shaved at top, long at sides and whiskers.It is oiled and tied into a ponytail which is folded up onto the top of the head giving a so-called topknot.

  • Figure base : It shows a stone road texture and there are 2 holes on the base to fit the figure easily.

    Other Samurai figures by sculptor Victor Kunnov

    Pegaso has many other 54 and 90 mm. samurai figures for different periods and in different poses. Here comes a list ;

  • 54-175 Duelling Samurai Warrior
  • 54-153 Mounted Samurai, Fukushima Masanori , XVI c.
  • 54-218 Female Samurai Warrior (1600-1867)
  • 54-176 Samurai in Hitatare with Yari (1600-1867)
  • 54-112 Samurai Warrior, Azuchi-Momoyama period, 1568-1600
  • 54-090 Samurai Warrior, Momoyama Period. Japan 1574-1602
  • 54-181 Samurai with Daisho sword , Azuchi-Momoyama period
  • 90-037 Samurai Warrior with Nagiinata , 1600-1867
  • 90-028 Samurai Warrior, Late Heian period, 898-1185

    conclusion

    Interesting subject with many colorful painting options, good posing, classical Pegaso Trio (high quality casting, ease on clean and perfect fit), historical and a realistic figure base with accessories. This is a nice additon to Pegaso Samurai figures.

    Recommended

    Thanks to Luca Marchetti of Pegaso Models for the review sample.


  • SUMMARY
    Sculptor Victor Kunnov adds another Samurai figure to his great sculpts.
      CASTING:80%
      DETAILS:80%
    Percentage Rating
    80%
      Scale: 54mm
      Mfg. ID: 54-217
      Suggested Retail: 26,50 Euro
      Related Link: Samurai,Late Muromachi Period
      PUBLISHED: Jan 26, 2006
      NATIONALITY: Japan / 日本
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.80%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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