Eric has kept a few Zoids with him from his childhood days. Cannon Tortoise is to his liking and recently under the influence of Guy 'A' & I, Eric now go for HMM (High-end Master Model) kit produced by Kotobukiya. We have been searching for this locally but to no avail. Our last resort, was to order it from HJL as soon as the stock were available. Eric did the snapfit which took him around 7 hours. We first thought snapfit of a tortoise would be easy however it proof otherwise. There were many small parts and probably unfamiliarity to Kotobukiya instruction manual.
I never like snapfitting so I did the pasting of stickers, some minor paint jobs and spraying of overcoat. HMM Cannon Tortoise takes on the design of a military tank with extra armour plate. Awesome outlook which totally reminds me of 'Full Armor Gundam'. The kit comes with optional parts like different choice of colour to the cockpit cover & lamp covers. The inside the tortoise is a Zoid core at the center. The side of the body can be opened up and flipped over like a ram for soldiers access. The head can retract just like tortoise protecting itself. The front legs can bend side ways and hind legs curl up so the tortoise could anchor itself to the ground.