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a kabuto for a prince

By TimeTurbine
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12gauge dome, 14 ga visor and face, 16 ga shikoro and menpo. the face was the most fun...
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2048x1536px 1.38 MB
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Focal Length
8 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 10, 2011, 9:55:11 AM
© 2011 - 2021 TimeTurbine
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cohenator11's avatar
really -looks- wrong, since the samurai's helmet was ENTIRELY decorated... in this case there's a huge clash between the sleek helmet, and mask which is so heavily detailed
TimeTurbine's avatar
Not all samurai helms where decorated. Most were super simple. Plus this is exactly what my customer asked for...have you even looked at Kabuto's?
cohenator11's avatar
i digress im more opinion than fact and i know it
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royaloakarmoury's avatar
That has character!
TimeTurbine's avatar
Yea I really like this one, I need to snag some better pictures of it sitting on the brow of its rightful owner. He painted it red and it looks pretty cool, not sure how often he uses the mask but It looks nice while on display.
ou8nrtist2's avatar
Is it steel?
The light makes it look like brass or bronze.How many times did you anneal the face?
Lovely work.
TimeTurbine's avatar
yup its all steel, i didn't anneal the face at all, just started with a nice coldrolled 16ga. mild steel :) thank you :)
ou8nrtist2's avatar
Wow,and no cracks without annealing ?I think you're lucky.
Oh and another compliment;I appreciate that you've chosen different thicknesses for different parts of your helms,as the real deal would have been made...
TimeTurbine's avatar
thanks man, ya i've done a couple pieces like that mask and know where to tip toe around safly :) but trust me i've cracked enough pieces to know that can be a problem, i'm just lazy :P
ou8nrtist2's avatar
Well,it worked ...this time.LOL
and it IS lovely.
But honestly 5 minutes of torch annealing would mean none of your efforts are EVER wasted.
Believe me when i say,as you get older you will develop more patience.
DragonArmoury's avatar
Fantastic. You work metal very well indeed.
TimeTurbine's avatar
Thank you Dragon Armoury for your kind words :)
ps-Thanks for spelling Armour right too :)
Marcusstratus's avatar
have I showed you this website already? [link]
TimeTurbine's avatar
No you haven't :) I checked it out, very cool site, i saved it in my references folder. Thanks man.
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thanks :) i've been enjoying watching your bronze owl come to life as well. that was cool :)
Kebeca1690's avatar
Very impressive work, so mush details, cant hep wonder how much time a piece like that take to make....
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