Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MG Johnny Ridden's Customized High Mobility Type Zaku II Ver. 2.0 Part 9

What are those things anyway?

Kind of a tease after the previous posting on Sunday, about a few really detailed leg parts that demand the highest level of attention to be carried over to this posting. ^^; The few parts in question are these:

Five high mobility type add-on parts that wrap onto the original inner frame inherited from the first MG Zaku II Ver. 2.0, plus three connectors for the large thrusters around the calf. For some reasons, they are designed with so much more details than the original Zaku II Ver. 2.0, or the subsequent S type that has a different leg frame design. To show the mark of this Zaku II variation as a high performance type maybe? To emphasize on the uniqueness of the leg frame? Anyhow, the details incorporated are really very elaborate, which are too good to be left untreated for that matter. ^^ As such, this Master Grade kit can really leave an impression for having a huge number of parts for its legs and tons of details for many of them at the same time.

Then again, articulation wise, the arrow goes downward instead XD

Apart from the red bars, which are painted using Gundam Marker, 12 tinier ones on each part are painted in gold using Gundam Marker as well.

Referencing the connector of the backpack thruster, the bar of boxes on the leg thrusters' connectors are painted in gold.

After clean-up and panel lines reapplied.
Believe it or not, the same design pattern can be found on MG Char's Gelgoog Ver. 2.0, so the same paint scheme will be used when I work on that kit in the future. ^^

Paint work for the larger mecha parts on the rear and side of the legs.
Red paint is from Gundam Marker, while gold and silver for the large and small pipes are from normal pens.

Need to wait for the parts to dry more before cleaning up the painted areas and redo some of the panel lines.

Paint work for the plates on the lower legs using Gundam Marker Red and normal pens.

Test fitting all the parts.

Placed in paper box for the paint to dry more.

Paint, or ink to be more precise from normal pens is a lot harder to dry as compared to Gundam Marker, so I'll give it a few days to dry before the next batch of processing.

In the mean time, I'll be returning to work on MG Force Impulse Gundam. ^^


SpeedStriker said...

Well, it was these high mobility Zakus, especially the Type R-2s that served as the testbet for many technologies used on the Gelgoog, so maybe as far as legs are concerned, they are completely different from a regular Zaku. Yes, in the Gundam lore, the MS-06R-2 is essentially a Zaku wearing Gelgoog's pants and backpack.

This is the first time I've commented on your build of this kit and let me say that you have all of my approval for all the diligent detailing of every small part.

Dyne46 said...

Awesome work man. I really liked the result. Everytime I see your work I am motivated to do better each time