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RG Zakus
« on: February 04, 2017, 11:54:44 PM »
It's about time I got back to working on these, I've been neglecting them for like 5 years now. So big thanks to Zach aka ZakuAurelius for helping me out of a RG Zaku based rut, nothing motivates like a building contest.

So anyhow, It's going to be a lot of work to get these prepped and painted for the contest but it should be a lot of fun. So primarily I will be entering either the Green Zaku on the left or the half un-built one in the box, as I had already done a lot of work on the one that looks a bit Zaku I.



I intend to keep working on the Zaku I and by the end of the project hopefully build some kind of diorama.

 

So the one in the middle is the newest addition and all the parts that I will be using from the RG Zaku are put together there as well.

So with this project, I would like to create my own re-imagining of the Zaku. Still a big old mono-eye at its heart but a little less of the grunt that any good Gundam goes through like a lawn mower through grass.

So in line with that I've got HGUC Zaku Sniper parts that I will be grafting onto my lovely RG Zaku, I've got a few more plans for it beyond that as well. Here is my work on the backpack so far.
 

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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 11:19:01 PM »
Hey War!

This is looking like quite the project my friend. Nice custom additions, and you mentioned the Zaku Sniper-
Will you be using the main rifle from that kit on the RG ? Looks cool buddy,Keep up the good work!
Hope to see ya at the show in the Spring.  8)
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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 03:16:27 AM »
Hey Patrick!

Yeah I'm hoping to get there for the show too!

Yeah I was thinking that I'd be using the rifle from the HGUC, I think it will take a bit of work to make it match the rest of the kit but it's a good starting point.
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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 12:49:00 AM »
Feels like more progress!
I've sealed up the holes in the upper legs where the pipes were.



The backpack has been similarly sealed.



I then worked out a new fin for the head, and a collar heavily inspired by AoZ's Stutzer.



And finally I've gotten some work done on the chest section as well.



Since the pressure is one for ZakuAurelius' Contest, I'll be focusing my efforts on getting this one done first.
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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 05:42:31 PM »
Nice mods, looking forward to seeing the end result, and good luck at the contest.

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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 12:19:02 AM »
Looking good,can't wait to see it finished,good luck.

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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 02:18:55 AM »
@Ryuken and Hasaki Thank you very much guys!

A good heap of progress this time around.

The first thing I've done is mod the fore arms to feature some large bore cannons, inspired by those on the Gelgoog Marine.
I wanted them to line up up with the old school Zaku look so I've aimed for something clip loaded and really bulky.

Next up were some "heat axes"  they are big and hefty inspired by the Zaku Amazing of Build Fighters fame (they're called "Heat Nata" I guess). Additionally I've mounted them onto the Zaku II S backpack which I felt was a better look for this.

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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 02:54:14 AM »
The end date is coming so I pretty much applied my entire weekend to the task at hand.

Anyway, paint! Lots of Paint! Decided on a bit of red for the shoulders and three shades of purple and some grey.
Still needs a flat coat and then lots of photos not taken with my cell phone.


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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 01:35:00 PM »
Looking good. Like the scratch building you've done.

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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 10:24:30 PM »
What a beast, I'm digging those crazy mods
and especially the purple paint scheme! Sweet!
Good luck in the contest buddy!
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Re: RG Zakus
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 03:07:49 AM »
@Othikent and Patrick Thank you very much guys! I think building a Ver Logic just set me to a mood to go completely overboard :D
I'm hoping to post some proper pics of the completed kit in the next day or two
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