Wednesday, December 3, 2014

D-Style Patlabor Ingram 1 Part 5

A more balanced deformed scale

More images of the just completed D-Style Patlabor Ingram 1. ^^

Closeups on the details:






[Revolver Cannon]


Despite being of deformed scale, all of Ingram 1's most important visual details can be seen on this D-Style model kit, ^^ regardless of whether they are tampo printed ones like the markings on the shield, backpack, and shoulder armors, pre-painted parts like the shoulder and knee joints, or details realized through paint work and detailing, like the "rabbit ear" tips, signal lights on the waist, and all the panel lines. The assembly was simple, even though there are more parts than an average BB Senshi Sangokuden kit (but not by a whole lot), so I think it's quite impressive that all the mecha's details can be shown off on this "simplified" kit. ^^

While I'm relating the kit to the BB Senshi Sangokuden series by Bandai, obviously because of their deformed scale, the D-Style series, at least as seen on this kit alone, is slightly more "balanced". ^^ Take Kochu Gundam the BB Senshi Sangokuden series as an example, its legs' deformed proportion design is very obvious - either leg with the thigh is almost not visible at all between the skirt armors and the foot. This makes the Gundam much shorter in appearance. On the other hand, that deformed scale design is not adhered by this D-Style series. The legs of Ingram 1 retain the normal scale look, albeit stubby. I suppose it's that "balanced" deformed proportion that allows the D-Style series to be able to not just realize the transformation gimmicks of many of its Super Robot releases, like King Exkaiser, Genesic GaoGaiGar, Raijin-Oh, and others, but with great care to their accurate designs as well. ^^

Some action poses from this D-Style kit coming up next. ^^

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