Zaku II 2.0 WIP 1

I promised myself to keep a work log for every gunpla kit I made (starting with the Zaku II).

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First non gundam kit I’ve built, it does feel refreshing.. I’m amazed at how well the inner frame is designed, so much details and everything is like clockwork (will do a post about the inner frame after I finish building everything).

I had a hard time on the tubes, it’s so freaking hard to remove them from the frames (my thumb and index finger is kind of sore right now XD).

Glad that bandai included a two head (tops) and two antennas, you could choose whether you want a commander type or a regular one..

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I’m pretty amazed that the mono eye moves when you turn the head of the Zaku.

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They did a very good job on eliminating the seam lines from the torso’s armor, there’s none at all.. And the little/subtle details really brings out the depth of the model.

Gotta love the Minovsky ultra compact fusion reactor (though it’s gonna get covered).. :3

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And that’s about it.. Btw this is just an OOB build still planning if I should do some minor battle damage (will surely do weathering on this), the tubes on the waist already has a matte topcoat.

P.S. Will updated the pictures tomorrow..

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2 Responses to “Zaku II 2.0 WIP 1”


  1. 1 rockleelotus October 18, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    awesome seeing the fusion reactor! too bad it gets covered, need to pick up some UC kits myself. i watched Gundam 08th MS Team on your recommendation and by far my fav series now ^^

    i think all Zaku cry out for some minor battle damage.

    • 2 Arein October 18, 2009 at 9:29 AM

      Here’s a list of the shows (chronologically arranged by their timeline).

      Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (January, UC0079)
      Mobile Suit Gundam (September, UC0079)
      Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (October, UC0079)
      Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (December, UC0079)
      Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memories(UC0083)
      Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (UC0087)
      Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (UC0093)
      Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (UC0122)
      Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (UC0153)

      I recommend MS Igloo or Stardust Memories next (skip Double Z and G-Saviour XD), glad that you enjoyed that one.

      Yeah it’s a shame but still awesome Bandai added details like this.. Agree that Zakus just cry out for some damage.. :3


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