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Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:01 am
by NickGreat
Hi guys! Forgive me for the long absence.
While in absolute isolation (and boredom), I present my latest custom creation. :D

The Gold Samurai!

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Lots of custom parts (plus a couple from Brickforge) went into the making. And of course, plenty of shiny gold spray paint..
I know my techniques and parts seem rather dated, but it's been a long time..

More pics can be found here;
Close Up
Back View

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:51 pm
by AK_Brickster
Wow, this is really cool! Great job!

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:27 am
by NickGreat
Thanks!

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:15 am
by Str0ngbad
Great stuff! It doesn't look that dated to me that paint job is really clean.

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:01 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey Nick,

Long time no post! This gold samurai is wonderful and not at all dated. I particularly like the custom barding and shield. This is a very worthy addition to your family of samurai - you really need to take a group shot of all four if they are still around.

Bruce

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:10 pm
by Justin M
Totally awesome job!
I quite like the gold armor on the black horse, it really makes the colors pop.

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:39 pm
by Eklund
Wow great job, I especially like that barding!

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:41 am
by NickGreat
Thanks for the somments and compliments guys! :D

Bruce N H wrote:Hey Nick,

Long time no post! This gold samurai is wonderful and not at all dated. I particularly like the custom barding and shield. This is a very worthy addition to your family of samurai - you really need to take a group shot of all four if they are still around.

Bruce


Hi Bruce! Great to back!
This is actually my fifth samurai. I did take a pic of my previous four;

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I feel this project is rather dated cos I really haven't been up to speed on any new customizing techniques nor good knowledge of excellent parts available from 3rd party vendors such as Brick Warriors.

It really has been a long time.. :tasty:

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:44 pm
by Rick-Ricks
Wow, getting on the forums and seeing your handle pop up makes me feel a little old. I remember looking at your originals in the days of MCN.

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:26 am
by NickGreat
Yes, It has been a long long time since the MCN days .. :)

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:31 pm
by andhe
I remember seeing your samurai's a while back, and was just given 'Standing Small' which has a couple of them on the Fan page. So it's great to see something fresh from you.

I think customising has probably become a lot easier, with the introduction of more 3rd party accessories and weapons available, so it's cool to see someone do something a bit 'hands on'. How did you cut the horses barding? I especially like the double sword holder on her back!

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:00 am
by NickGreat
Yes, 'Standing Small' had my Red and Black samurai, both which I have proudly entered in CCCII and CCCIV respectively. :)
CCCX is just over; time sure flies.

I agree that there are now more weapons and accessories from 3rd parties; and even from Lego themselves.
Kind of lessens the need for actual physical customization to a certain extent imo. This isn't a bad thing, considering that customizing is a niche hobby, while majority others are given a larger choice of readily available parts and accessories to choose from.

The horse barding is cut using a Dremel, while it's trimmings are made of sheet styrene, cut and filed to shape. Quite painstaking actually.

The katana sheath is also made from sheet styrene, cut, glued and filed to shape. I've attached a wip pic.

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Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:21 pm
by royalbrickcustoms
Great job Nick. :)

You should make a blue samurai next.

~RBC

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:20 pm
by athronieth
The gold samurai is amazing, a true customized work of art, just as your earlier samurai were. I think my favorite of the four is the green samurai. I saw someone mention MCN, which reminded me of your equally amazing Dragonball Z customs. Anyway, it's great to see you back in the game.

Re: Gold Samurai

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:56 am
by NickGreat
Thanks!
I think my fav is the Green as well. And hopefully, I can come up with a blue in my lifetime :)