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MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai


8 comments posted
Wow, this is phenomenal. I at

Wow, this is phenomenal. I at first thought this was the 3A Zaku toy! I would have liked to have seen some shots of it before assembly to see what one would get if they got this kit unpainted. Great work Ben!

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Posted by JoshB on 4 July, 2012 - 20:47
Well~ You can check


You can check Prometheus Rising Studios for shots of the un-painted kit

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Posted by VF5SS on 4 July, 2012 - 21:01
amazing paint finish and

amazing paint finish and weathering on a great design. bravo! its nice to see weathering other than 3A rust patterns. very eye catching!

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Posted by rupertvalero on 5 July, 2012 - 02:46
Wow! Excellent job with the

Wow! Excellent job with the paint and finish, well done!

Very unique paint job, you used a lot of different colors for this one.

I agree B-Club has some interesting items and a whole other subculture in Gundam collecting.

Love to see more!

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Posted by Showapop on 5 July, 2012 - 10:13
Thanks, guys! I had a lot of

Thanks, guys! I had a lot of fun on this one and am really happy with the end figure. It's chunky and durable, and really captures the Zaku FZ look for me.

Andrew, thanks for linking that unpainted pic that I totally forgot I posted. The unpainted green vinyl was such a gorgeous color I might have to find a second to leave like that. The only problem is that you cannot assembly the shield without using at least a little putty, since it comes in two parts and joints and the bend.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 5 July, 2012 - 15:38
scale paint job

I noticed that the paint job on this guy looks much, much better in close-ups and long shots, which makes me feel like it's realistic in terms of how an actual scale human would've painted it. So often mecha paint jobs "tip the hand" of it being a scale model, because the effect of the human hand painting it can be seen at a larger size than it would be on a real giant robot - and then in a photo, every figure looks smaller as well. But all the fine little streaks on this kit tie down the robot's size more concretely. I bet it looks great in person, considering how big this kit is

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Posted by recognizer on 6 July, 2012 - 21:20
Thanks, that is exactly what

Thanks, that is exactly what I was going for on this guy. I've done some weathered Gundam builds in the past and struggled to keep things in scale, so I made that a priority for this kit. I've really been practicing my fine detail work with some new brushes and paints, and am glad someone too notice!

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 7 July, 2012 - 08:31

Ahhhhh, beautiful.....only the word came to my mind, first....!!!

Great job, Prometheum-san.

90's soft vinyl kits...must be a tough work, especially doing surface preparation..irritating bubbles...

The proportion of the kit could look cute(!?) from today's point of view, but I believe that should be much better than HGUC Zaku-Kai.


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Posted by SamuraiAvenger on 9 July, 2012 - 08:08