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. 


  1. Thanks for the WIP pics. I love seeing the process behind your kits and I'm really looking forward to see how this turns out.

  2. Can't wait to see how this turns out. I appreciate nicely painted kits with custom color schemes, but I love seeing kits that have been weathered and damaged.

    1. Thanks Tim!

      At the rate I'm going you won't have to wait long!