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1/144 Scale HG grade MS-06J Zaku II
Cbacon84
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California, United States
Joined: October 10, 2012
KitMaker: 134 posts
ModelGeek: 19 posts
Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 12:07 PM UTC
Kind of got pulled back into the Gundam hobby after not building any for almost 10 years, think the last one I built was a Wings kit. Anyway I had this Zaku II from the 1997 8th MS team Gundam vs Zaku two pack laying around and wanted to work on it for three reasons.
1. its and older kit and thus simpler then the new kits
2. because it older its good practice for finishing and painting as if i mess up not going to feel to bad
3.I've always liked the mass produced suits better then the actual Gundam units.

Here's just a test fit of the major parts after sanding


I'm not an expert and i know that Zaku's are know for their large feet but these seem slightly oversized. For comparison here's a little Zaku statue i got from somewhere


lastly for now here is another test fit post clear priming I did today. The clear matt primer actually makes the kit look really nice without any paint
Cbacon84
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California, United States
Joined: October 10, 2012
KitMaker: 134 posts
ModelGeek: 19 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 06:18 PM UTC
slightly subtle but repainted all the dark green areas with Vallejo field green, as well as painted the head tubes and cockpit in a dark grey.
Cbacon84
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California, United States
Joined: October 10, 2012
KitMaker: 134 posts
ModelGeek: 19 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 03:20 PM UTC
Got some more painting done, ended up going with Vallejo pastel green for my light green. At first i didn't really like it but once i put it next to the dark green it really grew on me