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MG Zeta Plus S1
« on: January 22, 2018, 01:05:26 AM »
So this is my entry into the Gunpla Builders Association's 2018 Cannon Fodder Contest. I'm starting with an MG Zeta Plus A1 Test Type, and I would like to mod it into something of a sniper type, not entirely unlike the C1, but maybe a bit more robust or aggressive looking. I'm going to be scrapping the idea of a transformation, adding things that won't work in wave-rider mode. I have an old S-Gundam I'll be parting out in the course of this.

To start with I've robbed the S-Gundam of its main weapon for the Zeta Plus. I've added front skirts and new side skirts since I didn't particularly like the beam rifle side skirts from before.



Next up I want to remove the v-fin and replace it with something more Delta Plus.
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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 09:16:39 AM »
Looking forward to seeing more of this,good luck.

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 02:20:46 AM »
^^Thank you very much!

Progress! I've changed up the main camera and v-fin assembly on the Zeta Plus. I've been tweaking the tail fin as well, I've cut a gap and added some movable fins on the tail.  Pretty happy with it so far. Next up I'll be working on the binders!

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 01:43:21 AM »
Got some work done on the rifle and binders. Removed the seam lines on the rifle. The binders I've been adding a few extra wing attachments with laptop screws and magnets and a bit of 90 deg angled pla-plate to keep it up right.

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 08:06:19 PM »
Been working on my Zeta Plus, specifically been scratch building a shield since the nose cone doesn't make sense when it doesn't transform and I wanted to bulk up the rifle a little bit too, because it feels a little 2 dimensional. Not done yet but I've added a guard over the hand.

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 03:47:39 AM »
Looking good mate👍,can't wait to see it finished😁

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 02:11:34 AM »
^^ Thank you very much, still working at it :D

I still have more work to go on both the shield and rifle, but I've made a little detour to work on the chest section, while I figure out more. So I've added some pla plate to the chest transformation parts so the head won't move down anymore. Removed the seam line across the side of the chest and then pla plated for good measure.

Still plenty more work to go, but I'll have to cut it off by the end of the month so I can get it painted for the contest in time.

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 01:39:19 AM »
It's been over a month (a very busy month) and I keep forgetting to post my WIP pictures, so this is gonna be a big dump of photos.

Anyway I've got a bunch of mods that I was working on before I started painting, removed the seam lines from the head and the face plate. Scribed some new lines mostly Danmo along the edges and pla-plated the shoulders. Removed the seam from the funny leg vents. Replaced the hoses on the backs of the legs with pistons.

And from there I've started and finished painting, I want to do some weathering and a very basic display base along with a flat coat.

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Re: MG Zeta Plus S1
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 01:06:27 AM »
Final WIP for this one
Set up a pretty basic diorama and flat coated everything

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