||Voltes V - A Paper Study
John 'Voltes V God' Parras
his how it all started... A friend of mine sent me an
attachment in 1999 regarding the full story of Voltes V. As you guys
know, the last 4-5 episodes of VOLTES V were not shown in the
because a dictator in power back then banned all Super Robot shows. Voltes V's
a similar plot to what was happening in the Philippines...an oppressed people driven to rebel and fight
This email from my friend resurrected my dormant, almost forgotten love for Voltes V.
I scourerd the internet and ebay for all things Voltes V. Lo and behold Voltes V was alive
being reshown in the Philippines in its entirety!
I bought my first Voltes V Godaikin from a guy in Chicago, loose but
complete accessories. My intention was to just collect Voltes V items.
The Godaikin Voltes V failed to satisfy me 'Voltes-lust' primarily regarding the docking or 'Volt-in'
procedures and attachment points. For instance, in the anime the Panzer's
goes inside or receeds when the Frigate (legs) 'Volts-in'. In the Godaikin version,
Panzer's cockpit is lifted....which I thought was sacrilege.
So, in August of 2000, my work ( I am a Flight Attendant for United)
working all nighter trips. On my days off, I find I can't sleep
night, thus began the saga of my paper Voltes V....my mission to
show to my self the way Voltes V should be built!
I made the paper Voltes V at night from 8pm to 6am, a full 10 hours each night,non
stop. Every month I have 12 days off so that is about 120 hours in total to
the now infamous 'Paper Voltes V'. The one shown at Geocities was
actually the first run, I have improved the same Figure quite a bit
- CREWZER rests better on the shoulders...it is more aesthetically
pleasing...nonetheless accurate I guess. Alos an opening cockpit with
pilot Kenichi Gou/Steve Armstrong
- BOMBER opening cockpit with Ippei minnei/Mark Gordon also made a
- PANZER With the recessed cockpit and
pilot 'Big Bert'.
- FRIGATE with cockpit and Little John
- LANDER I have also made some accssories to the Figure like lander
from the Lander (feet).