Hi guys :) Something different this round... the 1/20 Scopedog by Bandai ;)
Price: 5500 Yen
Part 1: Runners
Plenty of runners ;) Parts separation is excellent, and most of the gates are under-gate which is excellent ;)
Part 2: The Extras
This kit comes with water decals that is very nice ;)
Part 3: Pilot
There's 2 pilot figures... 1 standing and another sitting ;) Parts and color separation for the sitting pilot is nicely done but the standing pilot would need some masking.
Part 4: Pilot Seat
This pilot seat is very nice and very detailed ;)
Pilot in the Seat
Part 5: Cockpit
Very nice detailing ;)
Part 6: Head
Very nice detailing... I guess this is where the name Scopedog comes from ;)
Head and Body ;)
Part 7: Waist
Extremely nice detailing! The hexagon nails are all individual parts!
Head, Body & Waist ;)
Part 8: Legs
Very nice detailing but articulation is below average...
Head, Body, Waist & Legs ;)
Part 9: Arms
Very nice detailing but articulation is just average...
Part 10: Backpack
The backpack is extremely nice ;)
Part 11: Completed Scopedog
Lets enjoy some pictures ;)
Size Comparison with MG Char's Zaku II 2.0
Plastic quality, Parts & Color Separations
The plastics quality as very good as usual :) The parts and color separations are very nicely done as well. Most of the gates are using undergate therefore not much nub marks on the surface.
Bandai have done a very good job in the detailing of this kit ;)
Articulation is a bit on the negative side...
- Head/Neck: No movement... Well, the head is not supposed to move but the scope/camera is moveable :P
- Shoulder: Good! Old joint system but pretty good pose-ability.
- Arm/Elbow: Normal
- Wrist: Normal+
- Hand: Normal
- Waist: Normal
- Skirt Armour: Very good
- Hip/Tight: Very good
- Knee: Normal-
- Ankle: Good
Looks and Feels
This kit is amazingly high in details! I love it very much :) Articulations are its primary drawback but pose-ability is pretty good.
You need quite a lot of patience for this kit but the satisfaction is great upon completion ;) If you are look for something different than Gundam, this is a good choice ;)