Gunpla Thoughts : HGUC Z Ghetto Snap Build

Finally!

I finished building err snap building* my HGUC Z Gundam.

The almost finished thing before I put everything together

The almost finished thing before I put everything together

I built this over period of a few weeks, and maybe put about 2 hours or so of labor into the build. Just for a brief background, I bought this back in June during the Toycon from Wasabi Toys’ booth. I also have an RG Z Gundam that’s still stocked away because I’m still waiting to get paints to have it done with. I’ve been told that the RG Z is one of the more, if not the most challenging builds from the RG line due to it being able to transform by itself. My current plan for it involves building it by section, sand and paint it then put everything together.

My HGUC Z (1/144) stood against my sister's (yeah) MG Qubeley (1/100) You can see the difference in quality, even though the Qubeley kit is a NOS, and mine is more up to date

My HGUC Z (1/144) stood against my sister’s (yeah) MG Qubeley (1/100)
You can see the difference in quality, even though the Qubeley kit is a NOS**, and mine is more up to date

The HGUC Z on the other hand is a partsformer, meaning you take apart some pieces of the body and move them around to transform the Z from mobile suit to waverider mode and back. I bought the HGUC one mainly for use as a waverider only, and the RG will be the actual suit. The other reason I bought the HG kit is because it had the Hyper Mega Launcher rifle stock with the kit – normally, the said weapon is sold via a separate weapons pack.

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I just had some very basic stuff done on the accents on this kit, and I’m still waiting to get panel line markers, paint and some more colored pen markers to finish it up. I’m currently using Sharpies (as per a good friend’s advice) for the panel / black lines, and the gold / silver accents on the beam rifles. I’ve still yet to get Tamiya paints like *ugh* what my sister used on her Dark Matter Exia build.

But for now, enjoy my very rough snap build. I will put up a new entry once I’m able to get it done to my complete satisfaction, with paint and details and other shit.

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Believe in a sign of Z, beyond the hard times from now!

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…and more Waverider pics. This is certainly my favorite transforming titular mobile suit, totally blows Wing out of the water. Btw, for those not in the know, the Hyper Mega Launcher is the big ass gun that the whole Waverider sits on.

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  • – snap build : a kit that’s built without any kind of paint or alteration to the color, literally snapping the parts together.
  • ** – NOS : New Old Stock
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