The second Reader Submission belongs to Anton in France who originally contacted me asking for some advice about Gunpla but I flipped the script and asked him if he would like to have his kit shown on this site. He agreed and provided some great pics for everyone to enjoy. Take it away, Anton.
I gave both my brothers MG kits for Christmas and it came as a total surprise for them because it was so out of the blue. My little bro appreciated it since he’s a Gundam Wing fan growing up. But my older bro wasn’t really enthusiastic about it, partly because of the fact that he thought i was gonna give him basketball shoes because the MG box had the same dimensions Haha. He ended up saying that I should work on the kit since he was busy… SO I DID!!!
So I worked on this MG zaku II 2.0 for two days to make my older bro regret “refusing” my gift. Your videos really helped me out man, and I just want to show u the end result.
(editor’s note: I think the Zaku II 2.0 kits are awesome. The frame is so much fun to build and the articulation is top-notch. I really gotta get on that Zaku Cannon.)
-The Zaku II 2.0 kit is great!!!
-My bro’s a jerk but I’m grateful 🙂
(editor’s note: These kind of shots are my favorite. It really looks like a massive machine designed for war. Nice!)
Problems I encountered:
-I was “forced” to weather the kit right away because of the Zeon Markers not rubbing off… (take a look at the forearms)…
-Problems with the weathering (paint rubs-off)
-right leg spring seems shorter, partially because i forced the peg in too much? not sure…
(editor’s note: I didn’t know the Zeon markers do not come off so easily. There is a Gundam Marker Remover that might work for cases like this. I had a bit of a tough time with the peg on the legs of the Shin Matsunaga Zaku as well. Your weathering looks really good and you did it using markers!)
(editor’s note: This is my favorite shot. The light coming from your computer screen hits the kit in such a way it gives it a space flight type of look. I’m gonna steal this technique.)
(editor’s note: I don’t really know what’s going on in this picture, but it’s awesome nonetheless.)
I’ll definitely make another MG kit, and I’m dreaming of making a Zaku army!!!
(editor’s note: Luckily for you, Anton, Bandai has plenty of MG Zaku II 2.0 to keep you busy for a while!)