Well here’s my awaited completed RG 1/144 Zaku II gunpla! Now for my review.
Leg and foot units:
The detail and articulation is great! A lot of lines to ink and a lot of decals to place, I like the metal look stickers at the back of the knee.
I give this 9/10.
The front skirts keep on popping off if you move it too much. The rest of the waist unit is alright.
There is a small hatch that can opened on the back of the waist unit, it is used to mount the Zaku Bazooka when it is not in use.
I give it 8/10.
Hardest part to connect is the tube with the beads, other than that the torso unit is a straight forward build.
A hatch can be opened on the front of the torso to reveal the pilot’s seat, that’s a plus for gimmicks.
I give it 9/10.
The arm joints can be extended up to the near front. Thrusters can be moved up and down.
Arms and hands:
Detail and articulation is also awesome for the arms. It comes with fixed hands and the super-articulate than MG’s hands.
Love the decals and the metal look stickers.
I give it 9.5/10
Left arm parts:
Right arm parts:
The head is just perfect! This is my most favorite part of this kit, because the eye moves when you move the neck! Great inner working!
I give it a perfect 10/10!
Weapons Heat Tomahawk, Zaku Machine gun, Zaku Bazooka:
Though his armaments are few in number, these are classic weapons of the oldest mobile suits made.
Detail is great, I like the tomahawk. 😀
I give it 8.5/10
Parts all together:
Sorry for the dark images, forgot to adjust the settings of my camera, just shot away and realized it when I was done taking all these images! :))
-different shades of the same color for extra detail
-spring parts on the leg
-front skirts keep popping off when trying to pose it
-applying the decals is really a troublesome task
-a lot of panel lines to ink
-clear circular part of the bazooka keeps coming off, large chance of losing it in the wilderness of my floor.
Overall, it is a great and a recommended kit to have! Its a classic model and I’ve always wanted a Zaku model in my collection. You just need to have extra patience in building this kit due to its massive detail and small sized parts
Anyway that’s it for my RG 1/144 Zaku II, overall score is 9/10! 90%! 🙂
Happy New Year! 😀