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I can't decide which mask would fit historical best to the helmet.

 

I was on the way for a russet color, but now i have a offer for a black und a red mask. What you think - what kind of mask and which color would be the best for the kabuto?

 

Thanks a lot for help.

 

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Chris I think you should get what you like, to my taste your original idea of a matching theme would be ideal, mixing in something bright and garish would be discordant.

 

Cheers,

    -S- 

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Yes, it’s a matter of taste.....

I myself would prefer a “simple” Nara-menpo, in the same color if possible.

 

(if the rust is still active, you should take care about....)

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Thanks Uwe. Did you have an example picture for me?

 

Like this?

 

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Chris,

 

I agree with Uwe. The mask you posted is from the Myochin and I think a Nara-type like the first one Uwe posted would suit best. However, it's always a matter of personal taste. Also, if you can, try to match the tare/yodare kake of the mask with the shikoro of the kabuto as closely as possible, with the same plate style and odoshi colour and pattern (hishi nui, mimi ito, etc.). I this particular instance, the plates of your shikoro seem to be covered in sabi nuri (urushi imitating russet iron) and the odoshi is quite simple - sugake (wide-spaced) in dark blue with no accent colours (hishi nui or mimi ito in different colours).

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Hi Nick,

you have some very nice stuff, but my moneybag is not big enough. Sorry.

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I found one and purchased it. It should be on the way to me.

 

To look if it fits, i have assambled the pictures together in photoshop. The scale, lights and direction of the pictures don't fit exactly but i get i good view how it will look like.

 

 

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I picked up the menpo this morning from customs. It looks awsome.

I was making a fast picture with handy how it looks on the stand. 

After the christmas holiday it goes to restauration. 

 

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I'm very happy now.

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I make a new stand to fix the mask with the helmet. So it looks better.

 

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I make a new stand to fix the mask with the helmet. So it looks better.

 

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Great stand, Chris, and a very fine helmet.     Can't wait to see what the new year brings, bet the finished product will fulfill your Christmas dreams.

 

Cheers,

     -S-

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