Information: Please take a moment and visit your profile to choose a flag.

Looking for Patlabor Mechs in 1/144 scale

Doesn't matter if it is factual or fictional, if it's out of this world, it goes here!
Post Reply
User avatar
TonyG2
JV 144 6 Star
JV 144 6 Star
Posts: 1602
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 21:29
Location: Steel City
Contact:
England

Looking for Patlabor Mechs in 1/144 scale

#1

Post by TonyG2 »

Bit of a longshot but am looking for any models of the mecha from the anime series and movies "Patlabor". I already know of and have the F-15 Kai from Patlabor 2 movie but was looking for the actual mecha both military and police. Bandai did a number in 1/60 and 1/48 scale but so far as I know nothing else in 1/144. I think there was a garage resin of the Hellhound in 1/144 a long time back but was only able to get the 1/72 kit by Kotobukyia
Image
and the JDSAF version of the Hannibal also in 1/72 by Kotobukyia (this is the the UN Peacekeeper version)
Image

But particularly looking for the Police "Ingram"

Image and the JGSDF Helldiver

Image

There were a few other types that so far as I know were never released in kit form such as the Police Roadrunner

Image

and the multilegged UN military

Image

There were some excellent scenes from the Patlabor 2 movie which just cry out for a diorama model with JGSDF forces including tanks and labors imposing martial law in Tokyo. I can get the 1/144 tanks, 1/150 building and cars etc but zilch when it comes to the Patlabor models.

MattP
JV 144 3 Star
JV 144 3 Star
Posts: 993
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 20:47
Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Contact:
United States of America

Re: Looking for Patlabor Mechs in 1/144 scale

#2

Post by MattP »

I remember seeing these kits on HLJ. But I don't have any recollection on 1/144 scale, which is why i passed it off. (My kids were really into GUNDAMs back then)... Sorry I couldn't help further.

MattP

P.S. I found this on eBay, but it might be 1/100th scale...https://www.ebay.com/itm/255434622675?h ... R87Xl-yGYQ

User avatar
TonyG2
JV 144 6 Star
JV 144 6 Star
Posts: 1602
Joined: Tue Apr 06, 2010 21:29
Location: Steel City
Contact:
England

Re: Looking for Patlabor Mechs in 1/144 scale

#3

Post by TonyG2 »

I am afraid you are correct. When it comes to 1/144 Gundam is and has been the main franchise although there were some 1/144 fighters (and there transformed robot equivalents) from Macross. Even then, there were other Macross "robots" but they came out mainly in 1/100 and 1/72. Another fairly obscure show, Crusher Joe, did see a few 1/144 models

Image
Image
Image
Image

I managed to get one of each many years ago but they are pretty rare these days

Its not as though you can substitute a Gundam for a Patlabor as there is a bit of difference in size....

Image

Although I have found an image showing a range oif sizes but so far havent been able to determine the makes and scales....

Image

MattP
JV 144 3 Star
JV 144 3 Star
Posts: 993
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 20:47
Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Contact:
United States of America

Re: Looking for Patlabor Mechs in 1/144 scale

#4

Post by MattP »

It just hit me, looking at this picture. Some of those figures might be "ready-made-to-play" action figures... Not actual model kits... I don't know why Ban-Dai would produce a line of kits in a really odd scale, but then again, why not? You'd have to but the kits/vehicles from only their line...

Post Reply

Return to “1/144 Space and Sci-Fi”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests