Authentic equipment of Japan's legendary military class, modelled in 1:2 scale. The classic suits of armour worn by Japan's famed samurai warriors evolved over more than a thousand years to reach a peak of artistry and sophistication.
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The classic suits of armour worn by Japan's famed samurai warriors evolved over more than a thousand years to reach a peak of artistry and sophistication. Constructed from small steel plates laced together with silk to allow for free movement, the samurai's lightweight, flexible 'lamellar armour' was equally adapted for fighting on foot or on horseback. Later, after the invention of firearms, larger plates were used to provide extra protection for the chest, back and other vulnerable areas.
This 1:2-scale replica of Masamune's armour stands 80cm high and is modelled in amazing detail. Each separate plate of the lamellar armour is an authentic miniature replica made in metal, laced together in the same way as the real thing, using the traditional methods employed in feudal Japan. It includes the chest armour, shoulder protection, thigh and shin guards and gauntlets, topped by the iconic helmet with its neck guard and fearsome faceplate.
Including a display stand, this Samurai Armour is a fascinating project, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced modellers, that will also appeal to anyone interested in the history of Japan and its legendary samurai warriors.Your concise build guide is sent with each shipment, along with your high-quality parts.
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- Each shipment includes high-quality parts to build your Samurai Armour
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- Each month, your step-by-step instructions are available to download directly from us. All Full Kits are provided with CD instructions only.
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Key Features of the Samurai Armour
Authentic equipment of Japan's legendary military class
Based on historically accurate research
Developed by expert armourers
1:2 scale | Real metal plates, lacquered black leather and braid attachments, like the real thing
Height 80cm | Width 38cm
Clear step-by-step instructions show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your Samurai Armour together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.
Through your building experience, you will have help from our experts with the easy-to-follow step-by-step assembly guide. You can take a look also at our exclusive Forum and discuss with fellow modelers.
Even as a model-making novice, you can build the Samurai Armour together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.
Your Build consists of 14 Packs. Each Pack has 4 stages. CLICK HERE for more details.
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2014-10-04 17:16:03Hi All, I`ve rated this kit as a four star. My reasons are as follows: This is the first kit I`ve purchased of this kind and as yet construction is not started. The parts material and construction come across as being of exceptional quality. When I start the build of this kit, I think the supplied instructions are of an equal quality. The instructions are clear and uncomplicated with stage by stage pictures. All in all a quality product, I will update this review when building starts . It may then get it`s fifth star. Regards Derek
2014-10-04 13:57:54Size alone makes this worth building, its most impressive when displayed on its stand. Made with all the plates and laces making this a true replica armour from Japan
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