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rockpopandchips

HG Zaku High Mobility The Origin kit

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Thinking about my next build and fancy having another go at a dio. So with that I have a small tank and a robot with a massive axe......robot smashing tank.....sounds good to me.

 

This is the tank and I must say it's very nice little kit.

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This it snapped together with no effort.

 

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But should end up a bit like this.

 

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Oh ho, that's what I saw on Flickr :) I really like this kit, I have all the parts prepped for paint in ziplock bags but for some reason haven't progressed past that stage yet.

 

I was trying to work out if it was possible to support the entire model from the axe haft, so it could be in a mid-air smash...

 

Will

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  OO this sounds good, really good! I'm rewatching Gundam Wing, can't believe it's nearly 20 years old!

 

  I've got to ask, how does the Tiger compare to the Zaku? I'm just wondering as I've noticed the tank is 1/100 and the Zaku is 1/144. :)

 

 

  Kind Regards,

 

  Dazz

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On 06/10/2017 at 8:21 AM, Will Vale said:

Oh ho, that's what I saw on Flickr :) I really like this kit, I have all the parts prepped for paint in ziplock bags but for some reason haven't progressed past that stage yet.

 

I was trying to work out if it was possible to support the entire model from the axe haft, so it could be in a mid-air smash...

 

Will

I'm trying out some copper rod at the moment but I think if I go down this road I will have to run it through the arm and into the body of the Zaku for it to work.

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On 07/10/2017 at 1:22 PM, Dazzio said:

 

  I've got to ask, how does the Tiger compare to the Zaku? I'm just wondering as I've noticed the tank is 1/100 and the Zaku is 1/144. :)

I find 1/144 tanks far to small I know they are different scales but the 1/100 scale vehicles work better, one I have finished snapping the Zaku I will post up a mock up.

 

I have built any new HG kits and I must say this is one very nice.

 

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The inevitable slow start, planning on using 2 flicker LED's I think, gluing a flew parts together and getting rid OOF the massive seam in the axe.

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On 12/10/2017 at 2:39 PM, Gimme Shelter said:

wow - this is different

Thanks.

 

Painted all the inner frame, light grey and purple parts and removed the large seam on the arms and made a mono eye using a bit of clear pink runner, looks better than the sticker you get with the HG kits.

 

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A small change to HG Zaku but one that make the shield a bit more interesting. I cut down the active Heat Hawk to make it inactive and made a small mount on the shield, also extended the bottom of by 2mm.

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6 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

That axe mount on the shield is such a cool idea!

Thanks I must have seen it somewhere before,not claiming it as my idea. Here is another small mod done before, capped of one spike.

 

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Finished painting a few parts so have put them together, quite pleased we myself so far, it's basic but I like it.

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The purple is more purple in the flesh using my phone for pictures at the moment.

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Work on the diorama has started, playing around with were to put things and made a start on a junk corner using some PVA and lots of cut up parts. Also having a go a pond using clear silicon. Going to have to think about some lighting for the tank as well at some piont.

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And a few more busted up parts.

 

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Trying to make the best of these frankly crap looking trees, stripping the leaves of and going to paint the trunks and then add some sort of foliage, not sure what at the moment.

 

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So i have made a start on the ground and we now have the start of a road,  a pond and various bits of robots all over the place. Going to have a go at making a broken down fence for around part of the pond. 

 

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2 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

Good start to your diorama, the zaku looks quality!

Thanks, you just got to love a Zaku!

 

Just made a fence using chopped up skewers and fuse wire, its as small as i could make it and its still a little large but im very happy with it.

 

 

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lovely job coming along leaps and bound since I last checked in for a gander

 

superb - cant wait to see it all together

 

nice and different

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