Gaijin Gunpla

I’d made it to the half way point of the film Toilet and also made it about half way through building the Zaku Cannon suit. With a fresh beverage and a bag of snacks I sat back down on the floor with plamo laid out in front of me and proceeded to finish watching the film and building the kit.

The second half of the film is where things turn. The characters are all fleshed out and the one thing that remains for them to do is get to know each other better and appreciate each other.

The second half of the Zaku Cannon is the part I like about the Zaku II 2.0 kits; the legs. For the most part everything is indicated as X 2 in the manual. That makes things simple.

Here are the first frame parts for the feet.

Add a couple of smaller parts.

Then you can add some of that smooth armor. First for the back of the foot.

Then followed up with the front.

Then the ankle joint.

Look at these babies!

They are aesthetically pleasing to me.

Now for some leg frame.

The smaller piece clicks into the center of the larger one then is pieced together along with the upper frame parts making up the majority of the leg.

You can see here how the actuator is not fastened down yet.

Now more frame parts. These ones come off a different runner and are actually a different color than the frame parts used up to this point of the build.

Trying to get a shot showing the color difference proves difficult from my seated position in front of the television.

The actuator is still free at this point.

However, with the addition of the piece on the left this changes.

When I first built the MG Shin Matsunaga 2.0 I was amazed at the movements of the various small parts in the frame. Of course, this was before I encountered a Perfect Grade kit. When that happened.. mind blown.

Here are the parts that make up the hip joint.

Now for some more of the differently colored frame parts.

Right now all the characters in the film are eating together for what might be the first time ever. I find this significant.

Red parts!

Follow those up with the frame pieces for the lower half of the leg.

And we’ve got this.

Then a couple more armor parts.

The front armor parts feature a long black piece used to go over the other smaller black piece that is the standard knee armor for the 2.0 MG Zaku IIs.

It’s at this point of the leg construction that I bring in the armor collars, however because this is a test build and I likely will be taking this apart and putting it back together multiple times I’ve opted to skip them for now. I don’t want to be losing those tiny suckers.


Not a bad amount of articulation.

I’d completely forgotten how the skirt goes together.

The front skirt armor parts don’t attach by way of a poly-cap but instead the ball inserts into the hollow with a click.

Then the front center block.

Here is what is used for the side skirts.

Rear frame and armor.

And the side skirts.


Here Zaku Cannon is as a suit but he looks kind of lean. As the movie ended without me finishing the build I opted to put the plastic away and relax a bit. Maybe watch a movie?

Categories: Builds, MG, Zaku Cannon

7 Responses so far.

  1. GunplaFan says:

    This has nothing to do with the post, but I figure that I should ask this on the newest post. What is your favorite Gundam? I don’t mean favorite model kit, but favorite Mobile Suit out of all the ones you know. Thanks!

  2. Joe says:

    Yes, watch a movie indeed :-P. A pleasurable read as usual, Syd.

  3. Mark says:

    Hey syd, how many perfect grade gundams do you have?

  4. Mathai says:

    I must say that Zaku Cannon looks pretty sweet.

  5. Dennis says:

    So cool, and different looking from the other ZakusI’ve bult. I have to add this to my Zeon collection ASAP.

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