ScopeDog Turbo Custom is one of the more complicated DStyle model kit line from Kotobukiya. The ScopeDog is based on the anime series Armored Trooper VOTOMS which was first aired in 1983. The series was created, to jump on the real robot genre in the early 1980s. Despite aged hand drawn animation, the story has a charm of its own, battle in the animation is brutal and it is in the league of its own.
This model kit despite being Deformed, manage the catch the aesthetics of the VOTOM real robot.
There are at least 12 runners in the kit to build the Turbo Custom Scopedog.
Lastly, PVC or soft plastics are needed as joints.
To assemble the model kit, do start by painting Chirico Cuvie and the tri-lense parts.
Optional head, painted just in case 😀
Assembling VOTOM once the obligatory painting are done on Chirico.
Lense mounted on head cover
More photoshots below with most of the background removed
The kit was too complicated for the DStyle line, due to its complexity, the legs like to pop off from the waist. That is a critical weakness of this model kit. Would highly recommend this kit for fan of VOTOM series. Caution that it is not play friendly.