Sunday, 16 September 2012
Real Grade 1/144 - MS-06F Zaku II "Elite Guard" - Completed
So after a year of working on this off and on after a repaint this little beauty is completed. Even though it took me so long to get this first Real Grade Zaku II done i plan to start doing alot more, alot quicker.
After painting up the different panel in the various shades of green once originally finished i changed my mind on the way i wanted a Zeon Zaku to look and went with the original anime colouring on all one dark green for the torso and a lighter green for the limbs ands head. Really prefer it this way and every Real Grade Zaku and probably all Zeon mobile suits if more are released will be painted like instead of the patchwork quilt which i think look very un-military like.
A much more simplified decal scheme up against the instructions which i thought made the Zaku look a little busy at the 1/144 scale unlike the Gundam where it looks great.
Here you can see the main difference between this mass produced F type and the commanders S type, different backpack, lack of a central vernier on the back of the lower leg and no antenna but the kit does come with 2 to choose from is so wished.
Gundam hunting then cannon fodder.
A marvel a 1/144 scale, really can't believe the level of detail and engineering in these Real Grade kit, plan to get all set in the Universal Century especially One Year War suit, Rick Dom and GM please Bandai!
Emblem on the shield is for Gihren Zabi's Elite Guard or Royal Guard mobile suit patloon, managed to get a great decal for this from Samuel's decals which i saw after reading one of the best Gundam mangas "The Giren Assassination Plot"
Next up is the almost finsihed MS-05 Zaku, had to have a Zaku II done before the old Zak.