Similar to the Testament Gundam a client wanted a straight out of box build for this P-Bandai Zeta Gundam 3B Type, but unlike the Testament this was pre built and broken.
The 2 areas that were broken were the tube like part to the hyper mega Launcher and the connection point to Type 3B exclusive wing part. The tube was easy enough but the wing connection part had to remain a functional and weight-bearing piece and on top of all that I couldn’t paint it.
It worked out but it will never be as strong as it once was and was a bit nerve-racking to handle.
Beyond the breaks the real time consuming aspect of this kit was the stripes. When I got the kit it was covered in stickers so I took them off and soaked the kit in various things in hope that it would remove the sticky residue left over. Once finished I had to slowly apply some 3rd party waterslides of the stripes and unfortunately not only did they not fit correctly but they were brittle and fell apart on some of the more difficult areas. In the worst areas where the decals just couldn’t work I instead painted it.
Overall it was a surprisingly more difficult build than expected.