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Samurai STOCK IV by PhelanDavion Samurai STOCK IV by PhelanDavion
Please respect my Stock Rules tyrapollo.deviantart.com/ & have fun. :-)

The model is: Vu Dinh / Studio: Opendimensions

It`s a great pleasure for me to see you working with it.
Feel free to leave a comment if you like. ;-)

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starstorm777 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This guy is so sexy!! LOVE his modeling!!
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toba122 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
God, I love this guy's armor. Is that shit authentic??
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, all in all it looks authentic - but it`s a pretty light quality of thin steel plates and aluminium chains... so I wouldn`t trust my life to it. Sweating a little... 
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toba122 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Lol, okay so it's not AUTHENTIC authentic, but it looks real enough. It fools me! This looks like the kind of high quality armor you'd see actors wearing in live action movies or shows.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, it is far more authentic then those from the movies or other shows... because those armours are made of plastics (mainly resin) ...for example Tom Cruise in "Last Samurai" wears a complete armour made of resin.

The armours in Lord Of The Rings for example  are also made of plastic and aluminium... you can read that in the books about the movies.

Actors are no soldiers... they don`t have the muscles and the fitness to act with real gear.... that needs years of daily training.

So even if this one here doesn`t protect you in case of real armed violence..... the materials (metal) are more authentic then everything you may know from cinema or tv. ;-)
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toba122 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Awesome, I learned something new today. I figured those movie armors had to made out of something light, because all that metal would be immensely heavy. Now I know for sure it's fake! Even if the armor you guys own isn't 100% real, I'm sure it's still pretty cool to own! It looks very professionally made.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
...but the swords are fully functional practical hand forged blades. Nod 
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice armour.
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bigdaddyEZ Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Badass stance my friend!:)
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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SparingDemon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Cool this looks absolutely amazing great samurai costume and great stock photo!!!:D
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;-)
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
nice
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Darrell ^^
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
S'aight man
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6239108 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
A samurai during the modernization of japan around 1700-1800 at the end of the tokugawa era. They wore suits and even kimonos with dress shirts underneath. Awesome shot btw
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
That`s correct so far... in this case I have to add that these shoes are very modern reproductions from the 21st Century.
They are not historical.
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Simply epic. x3 I do have a question. Are those factory katana or hand made?
Factory katanas are usually crap from what my brother and I have found. Handmade can be crap too, because my brother had a handmade one that wasn't fully forged. It was made just to look real. :shrug:
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The long one seems to be a handmade to just just look real... there are few little mistakes in it that a good swordsmith wouldn`t have done... but it`s def. not a factory blade.

The short one is a high quality blade for practical cutting. Very fine quality - made on my wishes.


But all in all never forgett: No sword is made for cutting hard objects! This is just in the movies.

Swords are made for cutting flesh and nothing else.
You can do practical simulations by cutting wet objects like straw, tatami, bottles, gel or stuff like that...

but NEVER let your blade touch wood or steel. It`s not made for that.
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*nod* He used it on water melons. I was too young at the time to give it a try though.
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm... Watermelons are pretty easy... you can also cut them with cheap factory copys. We did that for years at BBQ ;-)
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hehehe. x3
I'd love my own katana, factory or handmade.
Just because they look cool.
Although a properly hand made just simply makes it epic. x3
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bearded-sausage Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i have one, if it hadn't been requested yet, have one male one female "fighting".  show how it would look if the guy "beat down" the woman.  have her on one knee with sword up and his slamming against her sword.  his expression evilly gleeful and hers weary disbelife that he's winning    or something like that
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That`s an interesting idea...... My mind is so bushido-educated that I didn`t even had the idea of putting a woman into this armour.
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bearded-sausage Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like the idea. And if you do use my idea I would love a heads up when you're done with it. I would love to see the finished product
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Searae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the green screen affect that this picture could have. It would make keying in a new background or keying out the samurai for editing as stock much easier. However if you were going for a green screen look, you should try to eliminate as many shadows as possible. For example, lighting the background separately from the subject.

But the overall shots are great!
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aye.... that`s not easy :D
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Searae Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Still great work! Look forward to seeing more!
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JoelWhite Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great job. Would it be possible to get some more front lighting on the next one?
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aye, we`ll try it with natural light outside.

Studio Light is always a play of shadows...
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JoelWhite Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, and it's definitely a great picture!
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CallMehMantis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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