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The Black Android19 Jun 2016 10:32 a.m. PST

This is my Robotech Defenders Dromedin 1/72 kit. I loved building it. It is well engineered and goes together very quickly. I ended up adding some plastic sheeting to the front of the legs to hide the seem line. I left a lot of the seem in the rest of the leg as I just thought it looked mechanical and was not a big deal. I then also added plates to the feet.

The kit was another one that Revell took from the Dougram Fang of the Sun line and was called a Crabgunner. If you have not seen the show it is very good but it is not in English. Lots of strategy and political intrigue along with lots more robot death/ crash and bash.



I have photographed it in the traditional Robotech Defenders style reminiscent to the old box art from the 1980s

You can see my other Robotech Defender kits at:



Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2016 7:20 p.m. PST

Very nice!!!

jpattern220 Jun 2016 8:39 a.m. PST

Really nice work on that.

And, yes, your photos could have easily been used on the model boxes back in the day. Great compositions and photography!

Norman D Landings20 Jun 2016 12:01 p.m. PST

The model's a masterpiece of retro eccentricity – you've made a splendid job of the build – and the photography really does it justice.
There's just nothing about this project I don't love!

Patrick R21 Jun 2016 1:31 p.m. PST

I found a 1/48th Talos a few months ago, haven't assembled it yet

The Black Android30 Jun 2016 10:43 p.m. PST

I have never built a 1/48 or a 1/72 Talos also called a Block Head. I have 2 in 1/144 scale. They make the other 1/144s look tiny. That 1/48 is a big cool kit though. My brother almost got it in the 1980's but he bought some other toy instead. I had a lot of the 1/48 Robotech Defenders and a few 1/72 kits in the 1980's. I love them and I scoop them up whenever I can for cheep.

Capt Flash13 Jul 2016 4:40 p.m. PST

Here's a guy selling a Revell Robotech box that smells musty. Lol!


The Black Android16 Jul 2016 10:10 a.m. PST

Yah, that person has a lot of empty defender boxes on ebay with a few trash parts in them. I hope no one bids on them.

Right now defender kits should be about 50-70 $. USD Some kits are harder to get than others. I think over $100.00 USD Is to much thoug. I was going to pay $175.00 USD for a red robotech bioroid because It is so hard to get. I ened up geting it for $125.00 USD after the dude dropped the price. This kit is one of the hardest to get. I would drop $200.00 USD for the blue bioroid as I have never seen it on ebay. And I have been looking since 1998. In fact I am not even sure if they ever produced for sale any of the army of the southern cross robots. These are the ones that fight the bioroids. I have seen picturs of the kits thoug.

I want to say that the most overpriced robotech kits are the southern cross armour suits. Way over priced if you ask me. I am slowly buying up these kits for cheep but I am ending up with a lot of opened and partal kits.

Capt Flash27 May 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

Nice collection and well worth the effort. I've had a number of these and little by little lost in the sands of time. I recently picked up the newer Bandai kits which are much smaller, though.

Edit- Thread necromancy… It lives!

Capt Flash27 May 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

Nice collection and well worth the effort. I've had a number of these and little by little lost in the sands of time. I recently picked up the newer Bandai kits which are much smaller, though.

Capt Flash27 May 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

Strange bug….

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