COMBAT ARMORS MAX 01: 1/72nd Scale Combat Armor Dougram

Look what I managed to get hold of… (゚∀゚)!!!


Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Recently I’ve become rather addicted to ginger kuzuyu! But anyway, today I’m going to be taking a a look at a product going on sale as of today…

COMBAT ARMORS MAX 01:
1/72nd Scale Combat Armor Dougram

The epic box art by Hidetaka Tenjin really makes the packaging stand out! It also has a strangely appealing texture… it feels so nice to the touch!

Here is the box compared with a Nendoroid Petite for comparison! (o・ω・o)

Displayed vertically this is how they compare!

Fairly large!! It definitely looks more impressive this way up! Σ(゚∀゚ノ)ノ

I wonder how many Petite Mikudayos could fit into this box… I actually found this lying on Oda-P’s old desk… I wonder if anyone will mind if I open it up…?

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Nobody’s looking… Opened!! ☆


It looks like the box is packed up quite fill! (゚A゚;)

Let me start off by taking everything out the packets and lining it up!

Inside the lid is a lovely full-color instruction manual!

This includes assembly instructions as well as various other interesting things about the anime and it’s setting! (`・ω・´)

Before this the only plastic models I’ve put together are Pikachu and Vampire Cat… I wonder if I’ll be able to do this?

It’s definitely a challenge I’m willing to accept! ★

1) Finding the Right Parts

Alright… so the first thing I need to find is… the human-like part!

*Search* *Search*

This must be it!

Alright… next I need to find the chair part…

*Search* *Search* ( ゚д゚) Ah!

I just realized… all I need to do is search for the “G3” Part!!

Yay! I’ve got all the parts from (1) now!! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ
Now I need to get them out of their mould frames…!

*Snip* *Snip*

Cutting though the plastic feels so relaxing! (*´▽`*)

Alright… I’ve completed the first step in the process!

It’s such a tiny little man but the details are amazing! You can even make out his outfit and accessories!

By the way, if you want to paint your Crinn Cashim you’ll find a color guide on the back sheet of the instruction manual!

2) Meet with Strange Vocabulary

Alright… what’s next?

S-Select my ‘Canopy Type’? (゚Д゚)?

W-What is that supposed to mean…?
Ah, it was written on the previous page!

“The top of the head part or ‘canopy’ comes with an hatch which can be opened up in times of emergency”

Hmm… so I can choose either to have the hatch as articulated or locked in place… I think I’ll go with articulated which means that I need to find… these parts!

Ooh! I feel like I’m getting much better at finding the parts already!! Now to put connect them together! (`・ω・´)

Okay… all is going well! Next up…

3) Adding Decals

U-uh-oh… maybe I was supposed to stick the decals on before putting the parts together… (;・∀・)

All the plastic models I’ve made in the parts just used stickers… I hope decals aren’t too much harder…

I want some tweezers and a small dish of water to dip the decals in! Ranran from the production team was kind enough to let me borrow some! (σ・∀・)σ

So now I cut out the decal…

Soak it in the water for a little bit…

Ooh! It came unstuck from the paper quickly and easily!! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ

Now I can grab it with the tweezers… and stick it on!

Then a quick dry down with a cotton bud…

Now this part really is complete!! ヽ(=´▽`=)ノ

Phew… I have such a sense of satisfaction after applying the decal so successfully… I must admit however that it’s been over an hour since I opened up the box. ^^;

It looks like I’m in for the long haul… so I think I’ll have a quick snack break! I think I’ll treat myself to a Shirukuma & wooser’s Chummy Oshiruko! ♡

But… after enjoying my tasty treat… I came back to find this…!!

….!!?

An empty box and a fully built Dougram?!

The decals aren’t stuck on… but is it really possible to build the whole thing in such a short amount of time?! I wasn’t even gone for an hour!

After speaking with some of the other staff members, I’m told that it takes a normal person only around 1-2 hours to complete! Here is how it looks fully built and with all the decals! ☆

There are decals all over the model which really bring it all together nicely! (As a side note… I have no idea how to make robot poses! (´;ω;`) )

Of course you can personalize it and make it your very own Dougram too! ♪

COMBAT ARMORS MAX 01:
1/72nd Scale Combat Armor Dougram

It’s shipping out from GSC as of today, the 23rd January!

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Finally a quick notice! On the 26th January at Kotobukiya Akihabara, a Dougram release event is taking place!


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MAXFACTORY ‘Combat Armor Dougram’ Release Commemoration & Talk Event

Date: 2014/01/26 (Sun): 14:00 ~ 17:40 (JST)
How to Attend: Attendance is limited to those who purchase the COMBAT ARMORS MAX 01: Combat Armor Dougram from Kotobukiya Akihabara.
Place: Kotobukiya Akihabara Store 5th Floor Kotobukiya Base Akiba
Event Details: In commemoration of the release of Max Factory’s COMBAT ARMORS MAX 01: 1/72nd Scale Combat Armor Dougram, a special talk show, plastic modelling course and signing session will be taking place in Akihabara!
Details: http://event.goodsmile.info/event/event-1204/?lo=en-us

A maximum of 80 attendees is possible, and only the first 50 will receive signs at the signing session.
Please contact the event location store for queries regarding the event.
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A talk show with MAX Watanabe & Takahiro Yamada as well as a Plastic Model Beginner’s Course & Display by Kei Shimizu!! (`・ω・´)

It might be small, but this isn’t an event that fans should miss out on!

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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan