Dorvack PA-58N

One of the series inspired by SF3D was Special Armored Battalion Dorvack, an anime series that aired from 1983-84. The basic premise is aliens invade Earth and the Earth Defense Forces must fight for humanity’s survival. The EDF use transforming robots and powered armored suits to fight back the alien invaders. Gunze Sangyo released a line of model kits in 1/24, 1/72 and 1/100 scales. One of the things Gunze did to encourage sales was to publish photo stores of custom designs by Makoto Kobayashi.

This build of the 1/24 scale PA-58N is an amalgamation of several of Kobayashi’s designs. 

The basic kit was modified to replace the kit joints with ball joints where applicable to improve the pose. It is detailed with Wave Option parts, styrene, putty, and a few bits from the spares.   

 

A few shots of the details that went into the build.

 

And a reminder of what an out of the box build looks like.