This robot paper model is Voltes V, based on the anime television series Chodenji Machine Voltes V, the papercraft created by Goldenglue, and shared by Kevin Chapman. Chodenji Machine Voltes V was created by Saburo Yatsude and directed by Tadao Nagahama. Voltes V is the second part of the Robot Romance Trilogy of the Super Robot genre which includes Chodenji Robo Combattler V and Tosho Daimos. Like Combattler V, the series was animated by Sunrise and produced by Toei Company. The series was animated by Sunrise on Toei's behalf. This super robot along with the other two aforementioned super robots first appeared the USA as a part of Mattel's Shogun Warriors line of import toys, released in the late 1970s.
Voltes V narrates the heroic exploits of the young robot pilots known as The Voltes Team and their trials against alien invaders from the planet Boazan. Armed with the Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V, the five pilots drive back the invaders one Beast Fighter at a time. The series is different from typical super robot anime of the time in that it illustrates human sentimentality and common values, with underlying themes such as the love of family, equality, selfless sacrifice, team work, and patriotism.
Voltes V is a work that has a heavy revolutionary undertone. The series ends with Voltes V's spectacular counterattack on planet Boazan to liberate the slaves from the oppression of a tyrannical ruler, Emperor Zu Zambojil. After Voltes V, Tadao Nagahama directed the TV anime version of Rose of Versailles, which leaves speculation that perhaps Voltes V was influenced by Nagahama's research on the French Revolution for his future project. The theme of enslaved population rising up to overthrow an aristocracy lend support to theory.
Voltes V's arsenal consists of variety of missiles, a bazooka, beams, and weapons such as Chōdenji Top and Tenkūken. With Tenkūken, Voltes V marks the enemy's final moments with a signature "V" slash. This established it as one of the first super robots to use a sword in its finishing attack.
Voltes V deviates from the robotic design of the Combattler V. Voltes V's plot has a more serious tone than the comedic storyline of Combattler V. Voltes V also follows a formula similar to that of Daimos.
About the Voltes V:
- Height: 58 meters
- Weight: 600 tons
- Flight Speed: Mach 20
- Components: Volt Cruiser (head), Volt Bomber (arms), Volt Panzer (torso), Volt Frigate (legs), Volt Lander (feet)
- Chain Knuckle: A chain attached mace from within each arm.
- Gatling Missiles: Missiles from the fingers.
- Grand Fire: A flamethrower from the belt buckle.
- Voltes Bazooka: A bazooka in each wrist, right one is used much more often.
- Voltes Beam: A purple beam from the chest. It can also fire a smaller green version.
- Ultra magnetic Whip: Both metal belts, used to launch super electromagnetic tops although they can also be used as whips.
- Ultra magnetic Tops: A pair of bladed tops stored in the chest that can home in on targets.
- Sword of Heaven/Laser Sword: A sword stored on the chest, summons lightning to make itself more powerful. Starting in episode 25 it can also throw super electromagnetic balls to hold targets in place.
This robot papercraft requires the following colors of card paper:
- 5 Dark Gray
- 2 Gold
- 5 Navy Blue
- 4 Red
- 6 White
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