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All I did was remove a small portion from the arms and legs (as the picture mentions) and I think it has improved the look of the Scopedog immensely. I still think that I need to adjust the shoulders so that they are a bit more robust... and possibly widen the torso a small amount. I may also need to flatten the tummy a bit due to the shorter arms... that way, he'll be able to hold his rifle properly. I am just milling everything over at the moment so everything is transient.
I have tried this sort of thing with a diecast version of a 1/60 Scopedog before but the model wasn't the most friendly of things to chop up... so it didn't turn out as well as I would have hoped:
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The main areas that were disappointing were the feet and the abdomen area... but when sawing through diecast metal with a hacksaw, it sort of deadens your enthusiasm for perfection.
As you may already be aware, I am quite a fan of Votoms and already have a small selection of the larger, 1/35 scale versions in my Tunnel Fighter army:
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If you asked me why I like these particular mechs, I wouldn't be able to give you a good answer but I think it is the mix of them skating about, being quite clunky looking and also quite vulnerable (they get blown apart all the time in the cartoons)... I just like them.
See you from the mech workshop!