It's been a while but I couldn't resist photographing this one and showing you straight away as I had been anticipating it for a while! This is the 1:48 scale Ryu walker from Dust Studios, and it is the first of the Japanese walkers. The photos are on grid paper with the main lines measuring 10mm if anyone is interested in working out the size.
Anyway, onto the review. I pre-ordered mine and it was shipped to me from Hong Kong, with the rather basic box wrapped in bubble wrap, and then packing paper over that. Unfortunately there was a bit of damage on the box, but the main thing was the contents were fine. I have ordered from Dust Studios before and not had a problem so I am prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt this time around. The painted models are in much sturdier boxes padded with foam, so maybe it is just the kits in these softer boxes.