I’m beginning to believe that the regular decals that come with the MG Zaku II’s are just advertising for the water slide version. The decals are okay, but they are tiny.
Next up: I’m going to detail and apply water slide decals to my MG Gouf v2.0.
This is my work in progress photo of the MG MS-06J Zaku II “White Ogre” version. It’s hard to see them but did you notice the panel lines?
One of my friends on Flickr is a gentleman by the name of Franklin Andrade who also builds Gundam models as well. You can see some of his setup here, here, and especially HERE. You can view his entire Flickr set at this location.
One of his comments about my MG Gouf 2.0 was that he wanted to see some decals applied. See, that’s the sort of thing that makes me say “Why not?” and the White Ogre comes with water slide decals. But I don’t want to apply the decals unless I also mark the panel lines too.
Thus, I blame Franklin Andrade. 🙂 Thanks to his comment I am not only going to apply decals, but I am also putting on the panel lines. I’m having a great time and so far I am reminding myself that if I make any gross mistakes, I know where to purchase a replacement.
Once I get to the fully detailed stage, I’ll post photo right before I apply the decals. It will take longer but I think the results and fun will be worth it.
This was a very straight forward m0del to assemble. No trouble at all and the articulation is very good. With earlier Master Grade models, there was frequently a gotcha. But with these more current versions, it’s all straight forward.
I usually do one or two back to back and the next model I have lined up is the MG Zaku II “White Ogre”. It’s also a version 2.0 Master Grade.
Gundam RX-78-2? Meet Gundam Exia.
That was a tough model to assemble. I started this model August 23rd and I just couldn’t really make the time to put it together. When I assembled the MG Char’s Zaku 2.0 I had less trouble.
The MG Exia is finicky and it’s flexibility is what makes it tough to keep in a pose. Now that it’s completed, I need to spray it with air and get off all the plastic dust. I was thinking of gluing the hip/leg ball joint (it comes apart if you move it around) but I’ll probably clean off the model and put it on the shelf.
For my next couple of kits I’ll be building HG Gundam 00 1/144 models. That’ll give me a break while reducing my Gunpla stash.