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December 19, 2013
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Kiba by peterku Kiba by peterku
Concept of Katana - KIBA

This model I did in time when I made series of Katanas in the past. Now I just finish it by adding scabbard which is not long work. Quick renderings, outputs compiled in photoshop and tehre is result up there.

Program: 3ds max
Engine: Vray
Model: Highpoly

Do you like it or not? Tnx for comments if any.


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However, a 'few remarks': being a more traditional man (read: very) I notice that the blade misses the cutting edge hardening line.
Also, the saya seems too plastic.
Lastly, the katana showed seems to have a more 'western' style decoration.
Maybe try to add an eastern dragon style or flower style instead.
The tsuba seems somewhat plastic, but otherwise fine.

I hope you do not mind me saying, but your other works far exceed this blade.

This is a PERSONAL opinion.
Some might agree, most, I THINK will disagree.
But, as the romans said: "De gustibus non est disputandum."
One cannot discuss taste.
And my writing is about just this: TASTE.

I cannot wait to see more goodies, sir.
If I may make a suggestion: I am a lover of miniguns.
Far less easy, I reckon (might be wrong, you have a good eye and understanding of weapons).

I bid all a formidable Christmass, and a splendid New Year.
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deviatedone Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I've never seen a more beautiful katana; no joke.
peterku Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
really this one? I consider  it as one of my worse work....
deviatedone Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
What do you find wrong with it?
peterku Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
no wrong but it is not complicating and I did it in one sessions. Just quick job on simple desing. There are desings in my work which I value more...
deviatedone Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Well I just thought of something after looking at a couple more of your swords: if you could find a way to get your designs carved out of metal you could sell them as amazing works of art to weapons enthusiasts and more. If it interests you, I would suggest looking at companies that rent out metalworking furnaces or laser cutters. Personally, I would love to own your Clovis.
animaaniki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
the sword is not wide enough, or rather, the handguard is too big... typical japanese swords have handguard about twice the width of the sword, from side view. yours happened to be 3x or more and it dwarfed the blade width.
peterku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
hi. I have problem to hit right dimensions and proportions on swords continually all the time. In general I think I'm doing grip too fat which really makes blades look dwarfed. Lenght should be ok as I copied them from real swords but most of them still looks like for small people....  bye.
animaaniki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
ur other swords are very nice. and i enjoy ur firearms concepts. think this is just an accidental miss. 
peterku Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
lol. ok I take it. I just fisnished large both hand sword. Just need to make some renderings and will uploaded then. maybe it will be better. ;)
Da-Bacon-master Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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