HG 1/144 YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu

Hello viewers and fellow hobbyists! At last I am done with Rozen Zulu! My first gunpla with heelsHand-painting the white detail lines were hard!

Things I did in this kit:

1. The usual snap-fit build and nib mark cleaning, nib marks were a lot! And were very visible due to the color of the plastic (darker colored plastic shows more plastic stress marks)

2. Hand-painted the white detail lines, I did not do anything fancy like reverse wash. I just searched for the finest brush that I could find and hand-painted the white lines. It’s not perfect but it’s good enough for me, I’ll try a reverse wash next time.

3. Applied water slide decals. I have lots of extra water slide decals lying around, instead of it gathering dust, better to use them right?

4. Applied battle damage through my proprietary “burning a toothpick method”. :p

5. Applied light weathering using dry-brushing. Just some simulated paint scratches using Flat Aluninum.

6. Added some paint details like copper on battle damage areas.

7. Panel lining of course.

8. And lastly, sprayed a top coat using Bosny Clear Dull.

And without further adieu, I present to you HG 1/144 YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu! (Did they really intend the model number to be YAMS? reminds me of a local root crop in my country which is purple yam or locally called ‘Ube’)

You can find more information about the mobile suit here: http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/YAMS-132_Rozen_Zulu

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Final Thoughts:

Things I don’t like about this kit:

1. Most of the parts are in the wrong purple color, it looks brown from afar, but when you look at it closely, it’s actually very very dark purple. But he turned out all right despite the wrong colors.

2. Standing stability is poor due to his small feet and the heels! XD

Things I like about this kit:

1. The whole MS design is cool! Almost all MS from the Unicorn series has superb designs!

2. Interesting color scheme.

3. The kit includes with the complete Psycho Jammer set along with stands for them (the floating flower-like thingies)

4. The kit includes the extending wire guided manipulators/INCOMs. (the claw-like hands)

5. Articulation is actually great despite that he looks a bit bulky.

6. Mono-eyed MS is always a plus for me.

That’s! Till next post! (probably another mono-eyed MS) 😀

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My Current Collection Line-up

Hi! I just wanted to show you guys my current gunpla collection, and along with that I took new profile photographs of each of my gunplas to update my collection page.

Progress in collecting gunplas has slowed down due to daily life events. I hope I can collect and review more gunpla kits and take quality photographs like when this blog was just starting. I had much passion years back when I started collecting gunpla, I hope to rekindle it and not let my airbrush kit go to waste haha! 🙂

Here is my current gunpla collection and corresponding links to posts:

Real Grade 1/144

zakuMS-06S Zaku II aile strikeGAT-X105 Aile Strike Gundam

High Grade 1/144

hi-vRX-93-V2 Hi-V Gundam destinyZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam
nemoMSA-003 Nemo x-dividerGX-9900-FV Gundam X Divider
rx-121RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 titusGundam AGE-1 Titus
gp02aRX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A age-2 normalGundam AGE-2 Normal
unicornRX-0 Unicorn Gundam unicorn bansheeRX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee
aegisGAT-X303 Aegis Gundam goufMS-07B-3 Gouf Custom
aheadGNX-704T Ahead marasaiRMS-108 Marasai
ghirargaXVT-ZGC Ghirarga qubeleyAMX-004-2 Qubeley Mk-II
gafranGafran garazzoGNZ-005 Garazzo
zaku3AMX-011 Zaku-III gaplantORX-005 Gaplant TR-5
neue zielNeue Ziel

Master Grade 1/100

strike freedom ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam rx-78 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka
guntank RX-75 Guntank tallgeese OZ-00MS Tallgeese
heavyarmsXXXG-01H Heavyarms Gundam rick domMS-09R Rick-Dom

No Grade 1/100

ariosGN-007 Arios Gundam cherudimGN-006 Cherudim Gundam
avalanche exiaGN-001 Avalanche Exia

Figures

revoltech Revoltech Yamaguchi Evangelion13 cattleyaNendoroid 133b Cattleya
mikuruMikuru Asahina bunnyMiyuki Takara
fate1/7 Fate Testarossa danboMini Danbo
DSC_2127Figma Haruhi Suzumiya Movie Ver. DSC_21411/8 Metamo Tsuruya San Neko Version

Blocks

DSC_2132 Nanoblocks Kaminarimon DSC_2131 Nanoblocks Grand Piano
DSC_2138 Nanoblocks Drum Set
DSC_2129 Nanoblocks Electric Guitar DSC_2137Nanoblocks Space Center
daveNanoblocks Dave

Here’s how they look in my display cabinet, time to clean! 
DSC_2118DSC_2126DSC_2125DSC_2121Till next post! 🙂

HG 1/550 AMX-002 Neue Ziel (painted build)

1/550 Neue Ziel

Hi! Had more practice in airbrushing using this kit, it was a friend who gave me this and was bought from Hong Kong, thanks!

He’s not a usual HG 1/144 kit, instead of 1/144, he’s 1/550 in scale because he is humongous in the MS world. On the box it says HG mechanics, upon doing a little research, I found out that this line is mainly MSs that are huge like the Dendrobium! Continue reading “HG 1/550 AMX-002 Neue Ziel (painted build)”