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Saturday, May 18, 2013

MG Zaku 2.0 WIP

When GB announce he was going to hold a weathered kit contest I knew I had to sign up. It's been a while since I've weathered a kit, and I really needed a contest, build off or something to get me motivated to build another. 

The deadline for the kit is pretty tight (roughly a month) and I don't want to half-ass a kit. Fortunately I had a White Ogre Zaku squirreled away.

Starting with some of the small details first. 



No blunt spikes here. By adding a bit of putty to the tip of each spike I was able to sharpen each spike to a nice point.  



The Ogre's complete (for the most part). I ordered some parts from Gentei from other Zaku 2.0s to set mine apart. 



Time to beat him up. I'm using this little ball bit on a dremel to gouge and scrape away thin bits of armor. My goal is to scratch the Zaku up just a bit, I don't want the mobile suit to looks like it's been blown away by the 78-2.



Wear and tear, and glancing blows. 




Tis only a flesh wound. 






The kit is currently soaking in soapy water. I already have a color scheme picked out, so after a bit of pre-shading I'll paint the kit, decal/panel line then follow it up with a few layers of weathering and paint chipping.