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Posting this up as these are just so good if you like Gundam and love the Zaku you need to get some of these heads. Ifand you live in Japan this is the kind of thing that come out of a vending machines for about 500 yen. I picked the set of three from ebay.

They are basically about 1/40ish scale Zaku heads of the standard Zaku, one of the tristar Zakus and Chars Zaku. Very simple but quite well detailed and look fantastic.

 

So here are a few pictures of what you get......

 

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Size comparison.

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Next to a 1/100 scale head of Sinanju.

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And next to a 1/350 scale Zaku.

 

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They would look even better panel lined and flat coated, i will be picking one and having a go at scratch building a full Zaku bust.....gulp.....help....were to start?

 

I have a lot to think about and plan so dont expect anything to happen any time soon.

 

They are great kits and look fantastic on the shelf as they are.

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Hunter Rose    1,583

Aaaand once again my jealousy of the Japanese and all they're cool stuff continues!

 

They look great Brian B)

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Pete in Lincs    6,096

Very cool indeed.

Import a boxful!

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Built Char's Zaku head and made use of the spare parts. The head is only bluetacked on but you get the idea and lots of room for a rotating motor and LED mono eye.........( not that i have the first idea how to make these)

 

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I think this one is going to become the full bust. Need to work out the scale for some crew, 1/42 or 1/48 might do the job.

 

Wanted a cheep figure in each size.

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3mm led fitted to the Zaku head and i have ideas for as small Zaku head hanger dio, sort of like a test bed lab with the head and lots of wires and boxs and a bit of a walk way around the head.

 

 

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Ok I have some Math for you all to check.  Now don’t run off just yet is Gundam based around working out the scale of the Exceed Zaku heads so I can get some figures to fit a dio for one or two of them.

 

So here we go…..I have worked out by looking at pictures and models that a 12.5 Zaku heads fit into the total hight of a Zaku II, so if I multiply the size of my Exceed head ( 4.3cm) by 12.5 I will get the total size of an Exceed Zaku if I built one ( 4.3X12.5 = 53.75 cm). (Now that would be a very cool thing to see.:idea: No No stop that!)

 

A full size Zaku is 18m tall so my head is just about 1/35 scale ( 53.75X18=1887.25)

 

So a Zaku`s head is the same height as a man, yes?  What do you think?

 

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 So i have orded a tamiya set of 1/35 figures and if they dont look write i will just have to order 1/35 half track...but anyway im thinking about the Zaku head dio and i like the idea of a zaku head test bed/lab, lot of box's cables computers etc. So on that theam the head will get lots of cable's dangling out the under

 

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 Making a start on the mount for the head dio, need to order a load of plastic rod etc, let the real scratch building start.......

 

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Will Vale    3,030

These are really cool, I love the idea of the diorama with all the wires. I think it's nice that even the pods they come in are nicely designed + moulded items that you can use in the build.

 

There was a terrific dio in one of the Japanese magazines showing the 1/35 Core Fighter being debugged in its Core Block form. Cables everywhere, desks and PCs, and the best bit was that it was *covered* in post-it notes. Looked so good :)

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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Will Vale    3,030

I was just going to say the same - looks bang on. I think this is going to be awesome :)

 

Will

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Cheers guys, i trying to plan out the work shop/lab but it not going well so have put all the parts in a box and im going to have a go at painting a few figures, not something i have done very much of and i printed out a few Zeon banners for the lab once it has some walls. I was going to say im very surprised at the amout of flash on these Tamiya figures, i will do some pictures later.

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Hunter Rose    1,583

Love the figure, really dig where your going with this.

And yikes definitely new brush time, or maybe just give him massive eyes?? :D

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7 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

Love the figure, really dig where your going with this.

And yikes definitely new brush time, or maybe just give him massive eyes?? :D

Cheers, 

 

Have a practice at painting one of the figures, i think a bit more blending will help but im quite happy so far with my first effort of a 1/35 scale.

 

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Messing about arranging these as well. Looks like a heated debate to me.....

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Just given this a light brush with some light sand colour pastel and im much happier with it. The back im very happy with, just got to remember what i did now.

 

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Pete in Lincs    6,096

I can never get the eyes right either!

Good start though.

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Will Vale    3,030

Uniform's looking good and I quite like the expression, he looks like a cheeky northern lad :)

 

If you can manage it (athough I think you'll need a decent brush to do this easily) it would be worth drawing a line with e.g. a dark skin tone under the eye - that will reduce the wide eyes and give a hint of a lower lid. That's not a bad general tip actually - painting subtractively makes it easy to define very small features as you can use the edge of the brush to sort of "close in" on them.

 

HTH.

 

Will

 

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 Cheers and thanks for tip Will, and the face was modelled after myself...;).

 

Im going to strip this one and paint him again, I need the practice and im expecting some a brushes to arrive monday. Going to prime with white as well to see if i can get a better skin tone as well but i think i might have to actually buy some skin paint as im using light sand, white and red and mixing it myself at the moment.

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