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MS-06S Zaku II
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:28:50 AM »
Entering contest with a Zaku II



« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 06:40:47 AM by Logan67 »

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 11:45:57 AM »
Entry Approved!

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 05:59:22 PM »
Snapped together.



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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 04:34:49 PM »


Panel lining, scribing and pla-plate.
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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 05:54:01 PM »



Lighting: 3mm Pink LED, magnetic wire, DIP switch (on/off), battery CR 1220 and battery holder.
Also micro connector to attach to power supply - With this connector you can connect/dis-connect power supply to Zaku.
Thinking of attaching this to the bottom of one of the Zaku foot and setting him up standing on a base (moon or asteroid).
Another idea, setting it up to attach to a flying base so it can connect or disconnect from the back.
So yes I have to drill a hole for the female micro-connector end in the Zaku and glue it in place.
The DIP switch, battery holder, and battery will go in the base and connect to the male micro-connector end so it can attach to the Zaku.

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 11:42:16 PM »


Weapons being modified or added to Zaku build.
Gatling gun still being modified (gun from MG Heavy Arms)



Zaku machine gun modified (barrel lengthened) and extra ammo barrel made (resin - made from mold).
Also scope modified -made from plastic tube for a more updated look.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 01:40:15 AM by Logan67 »

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 11:45:34 PM »



Parts painted w/ Tamiya primer and cleaned up and re-primed.
Getting ready to be painted.

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 06:57:58 AM »
This is some great work, looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 10:57:30 PM »


Painting Sub-frame - Anthracite Grey Metallic



Tamiya primer on outer armor getting ready to paint
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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2017, 02:34:16 AM »


Adding 3mm Pink LED light for Zaku mono-eye.



Eye pivot piece for clear eye piece.



Cut tab for clear plastic eye and drill hole for 3mm LED.
Also remove lip/seam from the back (near + and - wire connector) of 3mm LED with 400 grit sandpaper.
You have limited space so you want the 3mm LED to be slim.



You want the LED to fit in the eye pivot piece straight and pertrude out about 2mm.
If it pertrude or sticks out longer then that it will rub against the clear plastic shield and it wont look right.



Testing LED light with 3v battery.



Testing LED eye in Zaku head/helmet.



You have to drill hole in base of helmet for magnet wire to run into Zaku body to connect to power source.



Connecting magnet wire pos+ and neg- to LED and testing with 3v battery.



Added black Enamel paint for insulation and preventing a short (pos+ and neg-) and light blocking.



Testing LED light inside helmet. Will run wires down hole in base of helmet and into body to micro-connector later.
Still have to decide whether I am going to add more LED and SMD lights for all thrusters in leg and backpack.Or just have the 1 Pink mono eye. 
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 03:35:47 AM by Logan67 »

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 04:15:12 AM »
Looks great,I tried doing the same scribing on the shoulder and I just can't do it :'( any tips??

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2017, 08:11:01 AM »
1st take your time. Sometimes it takes me 4-8 hrs planning, drawing out and chiseling lines.
2nd find some pictures of the design you like.
Draw it out on the shoulder with a pencil (easy to erase if you make a mistake).
Then lay out your carving guide tape (HIQPARTS - 3mm) best if your working on MG or 1/100 kit with small or limited spaces to lay down tape.
Main chisel I use BMC 0.2 and Platz 0.2.
I still make a lot of mistakes when I am making/adding panel lines.
So have a tube of putty handy and 400 grit, 600 grit sand paper.
Once your done with the piece, spray primer over the piece to give it a clean look (if you make a lot of mistakes like I do).
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 07:18:01 PM by Logan67 »

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2017, 02:19:30 PM »
1st take your time. Sometimes it takes me 4-8 hrs planning, drawing out and chiseling lines.
2nd find some pictures of the design you like.
Draw it out on the shoulder with a pencil (easy to erase if you make a mistake).
Then lay out your carving guide tape (HIQPARTS - 3mm) best if your working on MG or 1/100 kit with small or limited spaces to lay down tape.
Main chisel I used was BMC 0.2 and Platz 0.2.
I still make a lot of mistakes when I am making/adding panel lines.
So have a tube of putty handy and 400 grit sand paper.
Once your done with the piece, spray primer over the piece to give it a clean look (if you make a lot of mistakes like I do).

Thanks mate,I'll take all the advice I can get.

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2017, 03:38:43 PM »



Sub-frame detailed with Molotow liquid chrome marker then clear coated w/ Pledge floor wax (use to be - Future).

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Re: MS-06S Zaku II
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2017, 03:50:57 AM »



Extended shoulder armor on spike shoulder armor side.
Used plastic spoon cut to size and cut slits on top side of spoon so it was more flexible to bend to fit under armor.
glued in place and used putty to fill in contours.
Then panel -lined/scribed before painting.