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1/100 Gunner Zaku Warrior (Lunamaria Hawke Custom) October 1, 2006

Posted by ayasawada in Gunpla.
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Gunner Zaku 1

This looks every bit as good as I imagined. The great thing about 1/100 models is that they require very little painting – though the construction stage takes significantly longer. Still, you can’t argue with the detail.

Gunner Zaku2

The Zaku is not strictly a Gundam, but a classic of the Gundam universe recast for SEED Destiny. You can’t beat a giant robot with a massive gun. The gun mounts nicely onto the backpack and the model also comes with a beam axe and a smaller rifle, but I’m loathe to change the pose since it took a while to get this particular position (ok, I’m lazy).

Replacing the extremely difficult to paint character figures in the SEED range is a slightly crappy perspex sheet with the pilot and some stats. Not great, but I’m satisfied cause it’s Luna.
Luna

This model benefited from the selection of Gundam markers (paint pens made specifically for painting Gundam models – yes wonders never cease) bought for me in Japan by my sister. It is infinitely easier to have instant paint markers of the right colour and even the panel-line markers are thin enough to make an impression without imposing on the overall part. I also invested in a craft knife and some primer to aid the preparation and painting processes. Those are gonna come in real handy for the next project: 1/144 Strike Freedom.

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