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Postby boses » Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:28 am

here is a minifig I built today. the minifig is one of the brick-only models I have built...the figure is a samurai warrior.I was inspired partly by the avatar cartoon and anime in general when building the warrior.

here are a couple of quick pictures...

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Postby Remyth » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:04 am

I like the way that it looks like he has robes. My only critism is that he looks kinda skinny around the waist.

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Postby g2 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:50 am

Your brick-built minifig is very cool. The brick choice is excellent, as it definitely gives the appearance of the minifg wearing a Samurai’s garb/robe. His sleeves are my favourite part. Job well done.
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Postby smcginnis » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:12 am

This is really cool, but I agree with Remyth about the waist. Do you have any red or blue rubberbands that you could wrap a few times around it?

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Postby supernova » Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:47 am

The huge sleeves really captured the Japanese styled robes! Very innovative idea!


PS: shouldn't this be in the custom subforum?
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Postby wunztwice » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:14 am

Great work. I agree that he looks a little skinny, but the whole concept is very nice. I really like those arms, they are fantastic!
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Postby boses » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:13 pm

thank you for your replies. I have made some changes to the samurai. I broadened the shoulder /torso area and rotated the legs, I think the sandals and body look better overall this way. I also hightened the figure by one plate. I think this adds to the proportions of the model.

Here is a picture of the modifications...

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Postby ottoatm » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:29 pm

This fig is even better than the first - it looks even more natural and Samurai-like than the original. The use of arched/curving pieces for the robes is great stuff.

When I first saw this, I thought you had cut them out from paper, because it looked so un-brik-like. Very good, natural stuff.

I do agree with the idea about rubber bands around the waist though... although I know anime tends to exaggerate body proportions, I think it might be just a bit too thin there.

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Postby smcginnis » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:38 pm

I like the new feet better. Keep up your awesome stuff.

And Supernova, there aren't any modified parts, so it doesn't belong in Customs.

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Postby Remyth » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:51 pm

I agree that this one looks better, though the waist still kinda bugs me. Oh well, it is just a nit-pit, and amid such an awsome fig, it hardly comes into account.

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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:00 pm

Hey,

Actually it belongs in castle MOCs, since there are no modified/painted/stickered parts and a samurai fits into castle (see long discussion on whether ninja counted as castle a couple of years ago). I shift it. I also changed the over-large images to clickable thumbnails. Please don't post pics over 400 pixels in the forum.

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Postby kelderic » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:41 pm

Very nice. I like the second one better, because the proportions are better. I really like the way you used the curved pieces on the arms.

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Postby JPinoy » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:07 am

NICE! It's very reminiscent of Samurai Jack. I like the way you did the arms.
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Postby The Shadow Knight » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:56 pm

I am going to have to disagree with everyone else. Sure, You made good usage of the pieces, but it just looks like a distorted minifig. :oops:
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