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Scopedog Metal Spec


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Nice kit

Very nice build, I bought the normal version of this kit when it was first released and was very impressed. Personally I did not spring for the Metal Spec version, and I don't think many people did. The metal spec version was on sale for a long time for less than the regular version. Too bad this line seems to have fizzled out with only a few scopedog variants and a fatty produced.

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Posted by Anavel on 24 November, 2010 - 16:19
Master Grade Scopedog

Thanks for the reply!

In my opinion it has to go back to not calling this kit what is: A Master Grade Votoms kit. For all I and other people knew all this could have been is a reboxed 80's kit. It's a shame that Bandai continues to call only Gundam kits Master Grade.

The other Votoms kits look great, at least we have the few that were made.


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Posted by Showapop on 24 November, 2010 - 16:37
unbelievably cool, Leo. I

unbelievably cool, Leo. I thought about getting this but realized I couldn't do it justice. You certainly did.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 24 November, 2010 - 16:32
I'm a fan of the mecha

I'm a fan of the mecha designs from Armored Trooper VOTOMS and so it's great to see a review on an ATV model kit. I have both the normal 1/20 Scopedog and Brutishdog kits, though I haven't built them yet.

With respect to MG/Mastergrade kits, the MG label doesn't mean best of the best. It's more of a skill level denotation and indication of the complexity of the model kit's engineering and design to help potential purchasers know what they're getting into when they buy the kit. If anything, PG/Perfectgrade would have to mean "best of the best" if one wanted to use Bandai's grade system as an indicator of kit quality.

Also, Bandai is actually using MG outside of Gunpla. Their Figurerise line of model kits are the latest non-Gundam MG level kits and are labeled as such on the product packaging. Bandai also previously produced non-Gundam model kits that were labeled as MG kits(Patlabor and Aura Battler Dunbine).

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Posted by newtype78 on 30 November, 2010 - 03:18
Best of Best..maybe

Thanks for the reply.

I'm fine with calling MG kits "Best of the Best." because they generally are, compared to other releases of certain minor mecha designs, especially compared to their 1970's-1990's model kit counterparts. Many other minor mecha "best" releases have only been MG kits and usually PG kits are limited editions that are only produced in one or two runs of only a few major mecha designs where as MG releases are always in production or being updated. But your point is well taken. Cheers!

A second point well taken, but it still doesn't dismiss the fact that this Scopedog kit should have been released as a MG kit. Yes there has been a few Non-Gundam MG kits available but the releases are no way as dominate of over 100 releases or with enough press like the Gundam kits. MG is a Gundam dominated brand.

Thanks again and good luck with the kits!


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Posted by Showapop on 30 November, 2010 - 12:21
No problem, Leonardo. Thanks

No problem, Leonardo. Thanks for reviewing the model kit!

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Posted by newtype78 on 1 December, 2010 - 00:34