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Samurai Warlord Question
JKLeClair
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2013 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hello Everyone,

does anyone know the period or clan that the Verlinden Samurai warlord # 1403 represents??

Thanks
endrju007
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2013 - 08:14 AM UTC
Sorry I kept you waiting for an answer. I wanted to check few things before giving you my answer.

As for historical period - it's late Sengoku or early Edo: zunarikabuto helmet, kote sleeves made of chainmail and lack of sode that seem to confirm it.
On the other hand the do breastplate doesn't fit well to this mix but I may be wrong. I just have not seen this kind of configuration before.
Also this heavy type of kote was not best choice for samurai fighting with swords - they protected well ageinst arquebus fire, but were heavy when it came to sword fight.

As for the clan... I've checked over 200 Mon crests but I have not found the one from the picture (the ladder-like one).
I feel like I should know the maedate from the helmet, but I was not able to figure out which clan used exactly this kind of horns.

I hope I help at least a bit...
JKLeClair
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 03:16 AM UTC
Hello Andrzej,

thank you for that information, and my apologies for my delayed response.
What you explained makes perfect sense. When I first seen this figure I assumed it wasn't from any specific period, and just another figure in the verlinden line. This is unfortunate, because it does not do credit to the verlinden line of figures. I considered buying this figure, but your helpful comment will save me some money to use on another figure.

Ken
endrju007
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 05:51 AM UTC
Sorry I couldn't help more. In the same time please don't treat me as an oracle . I'm a great fan of samurai history, armor and equipment but my knowledge is just on amateur level.

As for samurai figures. I've been searching for some decent samurai figures in decent prices and I my observation is that there are no decent 120mm figures in decent prices... Verlinden is one, and the plastic Miniart (showing samurai in much earlier type of armor) is the second relatively cheap figure I know. Miniart's figure shows same level of details as old 1/35 Tamiya ronins...

Andrea Miniatures have some decent samurai figures in 75mm scale, but real pearls can be found in Romeo and Pegaso Model's catalogue... They'll cost you your arm and leg but I have one 90mm figure and one bust (both are still not painted) from this range and they are absolutely beautiful.

You can see my the reviews of these kits HERE and HERE
JKLeClair
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 08:24 AM UTC
I've seen the Samurai Warrior with Naginata before and will eventually buy one. It truly does look beautiful
oldbean
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:53 AM UTC
Almond miniatures did a few really good ones also! I'm not sure if they are still in production but they do pop up on evil bay every now and then.

Jesse