Burglary Dog (D-Style) by Kotobukiya – Available From HobbyLink Japan
The Armored Troopers family is getting bigger and bigger, but in the case of this plamo, it’s time for one to get smaller! Let’s take a look at the completed kit for the D-Style Burglary Dog!
Votoms covers in general are often striking, and this kit is no exception.
The box is a bit thicker than a regular High Grade from Bandai, though a bit shorter.
The side shots zoom in on the action, and you can see the price of 3800 JPY in the corner. Don’t forget you get 20% discount at HLJ.com!
The sides demonstrate some gimmicks including the folding cannon and optional heads for the pilot Kiriko. How will he look unpainted?
When you crack open the box, it’s time for some iconic green plastic.
Manual cover is the same as the box.
The kit seems to be simple to build as you can see from all the blank real estate on the pages.
An official color guide is included at the end of the manual.
Plates shown in alphabetical order, and scroll down for the completed kit!
The plates plus a good pair of plastic nippers will give you this thiefly Dog!
Front, side, and back shots.
The upper body is going to garner most of the attention. All the details are looking good.
The arms can bend 90° and the forearm can stretch out a bit which is a nice touch.
The legs, on the other hand, can hardly move.
He looks nothing like he did when painted on the box! So while the mask and cockpit can both open, you might want to paint him before showing it off like this.
The big cannon is suitably big when it’s unfolded.
While the poses aren’t that wild, he still looks good whichever direction you make him look.
With some changes to the legs, landing mode is also possible.
As for the height, it’s almost the same as SD Unicorn Gundam.
Some final thoughts. Just like the first Scope Dog in the D-style line, this successor does quite well in pretty much everything. The mobility is good enough, and the looks and stability are great.
Most of the time, it stays together quite well, even if you attempt a lot of poses. If you want to make it look more military style, there is even a simple tutorial on weathering at the beginning of the manual. So whether you weather it, camoflauge it, or display it right out of the box, every way is a winner with the Burglary Dog. Thanks for checking this out!
See you in Super Robot Wars! Or… never?