Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops (DML/Platz)

I'm optimistic in this aspect: that i'll probably be still around for at least another 20 years.... drawing AIR!

So it's time to break out one of those plastic men amassed over the years out of their boxes & just enjoy.

This is the DML/Platz re-issue in 2010 and not the original DML/Yamoto release from 2002. The obvious difference would be the new head-sculpt of actor Yoshikazu Fujiki from the Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops movie.

Other subtle upgrades of the new re-issue comprises of an upgraded DML Neo body, new material for the chest armour/ shin armour, a softer (almost rubber) face mask with transparent lenses, new MG42 ammo belt etc. but overall still retaining the same Protect Gear design & molding of the original release.

As usual, the kitbasher in me did a little touch-up:
1. Change the waist belt to a WWII German belt with buckle
2. Shorten the loops of the groin, butt & side armour plates to hang higher & not so low dangling
3. Added bayonet to belt
4. Added MG pouch to belt
5. Mild weathering.

Completed. The perfect companion figure to Medicom's Red Spectacles; the master & dog relationship/theme ever recurring in Kerberos Saga....!!!