So with the decals in I finally got around to finishing the RG Zeta and surprisingly against all odds I didn’t have a single break with this entire kit, which is a first for me and a Real Grade model.
For the most part everything turned out well with the Zeta Plus with only one slight error that in my opinion was for the better (the mount for the beam rifle was upside down). I did also notice that while posing it that even though the articulation of the elbows and knees are great the legs, neck, and shoulders were pretty limited.
I have to say though this kit is my favorite kit of the year already even among the kits I have started and not posted yet.
The Real Grade Zeta is a marvel of BANDAI’s engineering having a complicated transformation while being a 1/144 sized model that also has an inner frame. But these features came at a price, being that the kit is very fragile. When this kit was first announced I jumped at the idea of having one but once the reviews came out I was starting to wonder if the MG 2.0 would suit me more. Numerous first look reviews of the kit resulted in breaks of one kind or another, and to this day I constantly hear stories of people breaking theirs. This instilled in me a fear of this kit, a fear I had to get over to actually enjoy it. Continue reading
It took me sometime to get the exposure right for these pictures as the metallic finish really through me off, but eventually I did and the final result was okay.
Like I mentioned in the Hyaku Shiki WIP I had an issue with the decals, being which that they fell apart easily and the worst part was that they were official BANDAI decals. It’s unbelievable to me that in order to use the decals I eventually had to give the decal sheet itself multiple clear coats.
After watching the Zeta movies a year or two ago I started to really appreciate the designs in Zeta, including the Zeta itself. But combing through Dalong’s site at past Master Grades I came upon a Zeta that I felt looked better than the original, that being the Zeta Plus A. Seeing as how this is a 2001 kit, doesn’t come from a Gundam anime, and came out before the 2.0 Zeta its understandable how most people ignore it but as I built it I found out that the build itself might be better than the original. Continue reading