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Old 03-25-2018, 05:12 PM
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Goshoguruma, the nobleman's ox carriage

Inspired by a porcelain plate of a woodblock print, I felt I needed to do this. Took a lot longer to get an acceptable roof than I expected

The theme at Cardboard Warriors for March is Japanese Mythos, so I was looking for something I could contribute
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Hi All,

And hi, VK. Nicely done ox cart. Did you scratch build it? I like that you included the lattice pattern under the fore and aft roof flairs. It looks like a tricky bit of design.

While I appreciate your decorated wheels, I'm very interested in the wheel seen on the original woodblock print. 21 spokes is a strange (and odd) number for a spoked wheel, but the genius is the way the spokes are let into the 14 segmented felloes. I don't recall seeing anything quite like that before. Whatever the case, the cart is so ornate and grand that it may have been too grand to have been drawn by a common ox. Maybe the eight priests were the intended power plant all along.

Your new cart scales in nicely with the rest of your figures and scenery, too. Well done all the way around.

Score and fold,

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Old 03-25-2018, 06:25 PM
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The wheel choice was made from a tatebanko that Patrick built a while back. It is also typical of the Goshogurumas seen in many Hina displays and modern festival parades.

In the various images, they generally were pulled by an ox (a semi-sacred animal), with a bunch of attendants who probably steered things and assisted on hills and rough roads.
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Really attractive and interesting.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:43 PM
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It's an odd thing, but they put them on the bottom shelves of Hina displays, they have them in festival parades, and I'm kinda known for VK's Carriage Works, so I thought I'd have a go at it.

That blasted flare on the front and back roof gave me fits.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:02 PM
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I have to say I like your kitbashes - I was rooting around for Samurai-related diorama stuff and I hit the motherlode with Canon's Hinamatsuri (girl's festival) 3D display here:
https://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/CNT-0011649/index.html

It had nice 3D figures of the Emperor, Empress and 3 ladies in waiting at roughly 90mm (1/18) scale on the first page.

But in addition the following pages had smaller scale 3D models with what looks like a Goshoguruma and a Norimono - if you're lucky they'll already be in 1/64 scale. I was thinking of enlarging the Norimono to 1/18 and have it carried by a pair of guys recolored from here:
https://security.biglobe.ne.jp/mamoru/art/papercraft/

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:30 AM
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You sure did a fine job of capturing this Japanese carriage, Dave!

It complements the diorama perfectly.

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:49 AM
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Well done and a nice change of subject. On a somewhat related note regarding carts, I was recently looking for the Chinese south-pointing compass chariot paper model. I think it may have been Terry Lyttle (?) who designed it. I should have bought it at one of the Virginia paper model conventions many moons ago.
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