Sep 12
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By Rrobbert184 from GundamReviews.net

Scopedog Turbo Custom (D-Style) by Kotobukiya (Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com)
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The Scopedog Turbo Custom is here in D-style! Let’s take a look start to finish at this kit from Kotobukiya.

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Sharp cover art straight out of the battlefield!  How deformed does it look though compared to the regular style?

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The box is almost the same size as the Bandai SD seafood combo.

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You can make out the price of 3500 JPY in the bottom right corner. Don’t forget you get 20% discount at HLJ.com!

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Some gimmicks shown on the side of the box, including a very short arm punch, turret lens, and so on.

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When you crack open the box, these pretty colorful plates are waiting.

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Sharp looking manual. You can see the relatively small amount of plates, and it doesn’t look like a hard build.

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Highlight plates, with the colorful lenses, the already red shoulder, and an SD figure of Chirico.

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Plates shown in alphabetical order.

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So this is all you need to work with.

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And with a nipper, it won’t take much time.

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Front, side and back shots of the completed kit.

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The arms can bend 90°, but the legs even worse off.

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However, the turret, waist, and the lens can move in a surprisingly decent range.

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Wide shot to focus on the huge variety of add-ons.

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A shot from the cover…  Actually looks pretty sharp I’d say!

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And even more!

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And it can even transform into landing mode.

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And you can swap off the head of Chirico if you want.

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It’s smaller than Shin Getter-1 in the same D-style line.

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And a little smaller than Bandai SD Unicorn Gundam.  They make a cool combi though!

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For some final thoughts, I think this is one of the best D-style I’ve built. You can see a lot of details carved on the armor, and in the meantime, you can pose it without much worry about it falling apart. Many people may want to do a proper paintjob, as there are clear areas that could use some color improvements. But Kotobukiya seems to have a good solution, probably inspired by Gunpla Build Fighters,  so that if you do a few easy steps in the manual, you can make this kit look quite a bit better! Overall, the gimmicks are impressive, especially for a D-style kit, that it’s even better than the scale model of Scopedog from Wave. Lots of fun to build, pose, and show off!

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“Where’s the 1/20 big guy from Bandai?”
“We’d have to zoom the camera out again.  Too much trouble!”

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Thanks for checking this out!

Comments

  1. Wow nice!!!!! I’m so getting this directly from HLJ!!! 😀

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