When Armored Trooper VOTOMS was released, there were toys in a number of different sizes and formats, including the 1/60 scale AT Collection Series diecast minis, which were similar in vein to the 1/144 Dougram figures and the Takatoku 1/144 Macross Destroids. These little guys are sharply molded, nicely detailed, and had a good heft due to the diecast parts. They stand around 3″ tall. Unlike the Dougram and Macross minis, the VOTOMS figures did not feature painted much detail, since the idea was that you would paint them up and apply the stickers yourself, in that classic 80s Dual Model style. I made a few mods to this guy and painted him up. You can see an unpainted out of the box version in Veef’s review on CollectionDX.
Archive for the ‘Dougram’ Tag
Reorganized some shelves while waiting for new arrivals. Here’s my 1/60 scale mecha lineup, featuring Macross, Dougram, Dorvack, Patlabor, Votoms, Gundam, and Mospeada. Basically, all of my favorite things. Click the top image for a bigger panorama.
Fang of the Sun Dougram is one of my favorite mecha series, and the old toys are fantastic. The 1/144 series manages to strike a great balance of diecast, solid construction, and sharp details into a small size that allows for army building and some nice Real Robot diorama action. Here’s an Earth Federation patrol on maneuvers in the desert.
Just a little something goofy I put together tonight. I’ve had scans of an old vintage Dougram paper model kit book forever, and I finally decided to print them out and put them together. The first up was the Soltic Roundfacer. It is rather primitive by today’s standards, but you have to give the designers credit for trying. The other figures in the book are the Dougram, Blockhead, and Crab Gunner, and I will be trying them out soon.
Just messing around with some new acquisitions… Takara’s 1/72 dual-model Dougram figures. Die-cast skeletons with plastic armor parts and fantastic articulation and detail make for a win in my book.