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Paper Model Series: SDE’s STREET DOG FIGHTER “GUILE (Sonic Bark)” by Willie Beren (VA Paper Toys)

Wow! I haven’t blogged since March. So sorry, folks. I am swamped with work, but I now have enough spare time to add to this blog.

Here is part three of Street Dog Evolution’s Street Dog Fighter Series…

Guile made his first appearance in Street Fighter II (1991) as one of the eight selectable characters featured in the first release of the game.

A Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) in the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party, he leaves his country and family to enter the World Warrior tournament to avenge the death of his friend Charlie, who was killed by M. Bison, the tournament’s sponsor, sometime before the events of the game.

Guile is quite tough, both physically and mentally. He has survived a lot, and is still standing, as well as still fighting. A stoic man at heart, Guile’s calm and emotionless exterior actually hides the rage he has after Charlie’s death. Although loyal to the military and the United States, Guile is extremely persistent. He is so driven to find out who betrayed him in the jungles of Thailand, and to try and get at M. Bison, that he would even put that over his duties. Despite this, he is a truly loving husband and father to his family.

In his ending, he defeats Bison, but is dissuaded from killing him by his wife and their daughter.

Guile’s two special moves are the Sonic Boom: a projectile-based attack and the Flash Kick. In the video game, both moves require charging.

The paper model here sports Guile’s trademark military haircut that is gravity-defying, he is wearing standard issue combat uniform, and he is sporting flame-colored energy projections on both his arms. I had a very easy time assembling this figure because I am now quite familiar with the SDE model.

If you want to try assembling this model, you may download it at the VA Paper Toys website. [click here]

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Paper Model Series: SDE’s STREET DOG FIGHTER “ZHOUNDGIEF” by Willie Beren (VA Paper Toys)

Part two of Street Dog Evolution’s Street Dog Fighter Series…

Next after cool, calm, and collected Dhalsim is his polar opposite, the Red Cyclone, Zangief. He was ordered by the Head of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev to fight at the World Warrior tournament in order to infiltrate its host, Shadoloo. Prior to his entry in the World Warrior tournament, Zangief trained at the Siberian tundra subduing bears.

Zangief’s fighting style is wrestling, making him a close-range fighter. His complicated 360 degree moves make his character effective only for advanced game players. He was given effective damaging moves such as the Spinning Lariat, the Banishing Flat, the Flying Power Bomb, and his most devastating technique, the Spinning Piledriver. In later game versions, he would acquire a unique team super move: the Double Final Atomic Buster.

Zhoundgief here sports the traditional video game character looks: the Mohawk, the full beard, the chest hairs, the red wrestling tights and boots, and the muscle details. The only things missing are the criss-crossing scars on the body, although the model sports scarred ears. Zhoundgief here is also just a little bit larger than Dharfsim, in keeping with the persona of the hulking Russian.

If you want to try assembling this model, you may download it at the VA Paper Toys website. [click here]

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Paper Model Series: SDE’s STREET DOG FIGHTER “DHARFSIM” by Willie Beren (VA Paper Toys)

This is part one of Street Dog Evolution’s Street Dog Fighter Series…

Before I go on and talk about the paper model, let me write about the character named Dhalsim. So, Dhalsim is a video game character from Capcom’s Street Fighter game series. He is described as a pacifist who goes against his beliefs by entering the World Warrior tournament in order to raise money for his poor village. By the way, the World Warrior competition is similar to mixed martial arts games.

Dhalsim’s fighting style is based on yoga. With this, Dhalsim can stretch his arms, legs, neck, and God-knows-what-other-body-parts to unbelievable lengths making him an effective long-range fighter. His abilities include many fire-based attacks such as the Yoga Fire, Yoga Flame, Yoga Blast, and Yoga Inferno. He also uses the Yoga teleport technique to surprise his adversary. In the Super Street Fighter IV game, he gained an ultra combo move named the Yoga Catastrophe. This devastating move makes him create a huge fireball that slowly moves toward the opponent and deals multiple damage on impact.

Now, with the character’s background dealt with, let’s talk about the paper model…

Dharfsim is a spin-off persona by Willie Beren based on Dhalsim. The paper toy, like all of Beren’s creations, exhibits dog-like characteristics. Fur, maw, fangs, flappy ears, things that are dog-like are all incorporated in the model. However, the base character can still be easily identified. The pupil-less eyes, the earrings, the tattoos, the arm bands, the skull necklace, and the poor man’s shorts are Dhalsim’s.

I had fun assembling the model which was easy enough to build. Since I had experience assembling SDE’s Awvengers Series, it now only took me thirty minutes to finish this one.

If you want to try assembling this model, you may download it at the VA Paper Toys website. [click here]

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