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Samurai hand

A view of the samurai's hand

As this hand was completed, I couldn't resist the opportunity to demonstrate it's size for the camera. That's me within the deadly grip of the powerful warrior. We did our best to build the entire structure to scale. So, imagine two samurai hands, and two demon hands this size, then than the bodies and faces to go with them.

making the hand

Making the hand was an interesting challenge. As you'll see in the sections describing construction techniques, most parts of the sculpture are made as tubes that are then pieced together. We wanted to make it possible for the hand to move and be somewhat flexible for final positioning when everything was assembled. This required a modifed construction form for the fingers.

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