I’m a big fan of the modeler Naoki and I was so happy to see Bandai employ him to do some designs for build fighters, so when I got a request to do the Lightning Zeta I jumped at the chance. The Lightning Zeta is basically a refined version of the heavily modded Zeta Gundam Naoki did many years back and after doing this commission it remains a kit I plan to do for myself in the future.
After doing the Nu ver ka HWS resin conversion a client was interested in me doing a Nu for him but instead of the base color scheme he wanted something closer to the other kits he’s commissioned from me.
Since doing the resin conversion I have only accepted a few smaller commissions one being a OOB Supernova Heavyarms Custom. This was my first time with a Super Nova kit (as well as their last kit before they rebranded themselves as Model Heart) and to my surprise this was by far the best quality third-party kit I have ever built. Everything fit really well and I had basically nothing to trim or modify for pieces to smoothly come together. Since this was a OOB and not a full paint job there was no snapfit so I can’t be 100 percent sure how the kit would have held up to a break down since some pieces went together fairly tight. The client wanted the frame and weapons to be shaded with smoke but besides that everything shown is what was included.
This was a very good first impression and definitely made me consider getting some of their future kits for myself.