Bandai 1/144 HG MS-06R-1A Zaku 2 High Mobility Type (Origin Ver.)

Bandai 1/144 HG MS-06R-1A Zaku 2 High Mobility Type

So since I painted my first Zaku 2 High Mobility with Tri-Star colour I was wondering what I should do with the version. Since Christmas was round the corner and Thunderbolt Gundam came to mind and hence my Origin Zaku 2 High Mobility is inspired by the Psycho Zaku 2 from Thunderbolt. To find out more please click on the photo above or click on the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HG MS-06R-1A Zaku 2 [Black Tri Star]

Bandai 1/144 HG MS-06R-1A Zaku 2 (Black Tri-Star)

A total of fifty-six Zaku 2 High Mobility Types were constructed, with half of the existing Zaku 2 High Mobility Test Types upgraded to the R1-A model. The Zaku 2 High Mobility Type became a highly sought after unit by ace pilots such as the Black Tri-Stars, and Shin Matsunaga. But despite its incredible popularity and high performance, the suit was considered too difficult for rookie pilots to handle, and too expensive for mass production. To learn more please click on the photo above or click the link here.

Bandai /1/44 HG MS-06C Zaku 2 Type C/C-5

Bandai /1/44 HG MS-06C Zaku 2 Type C/C-5

Bandai /1/44 HG MS-06C Zaku 2 Type C/C-5 is an upgraded version of the earlier space use Zaku 2 Type C, the Zaku 2 Type C-5 is usable in both space and earth, and also has a different cockpit. The suit also has a new optional forearm armament, the Twin Machine Gun, mainly for use against battleships and combat vehicles. Check it out by clicking on the photo above or the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HG MS-05S Zaku 1 Char Aznable Custom

The High Grade MS-05S Char’s Zaku 1 is a Bandai 1/144 scale kit released in early Dec 2016. The origin storyline and kits are still relatively new kit with new moulding. It still uses polycaps, but it has a lot more articulation to allow more dynamic posing when compared to the older HG versions. To find out more please click on the photo above or click the link here.

About itisagunpla!

I just realised I have not really introduced myself. People called me “Fong” and I started my love of building scaled models back in 1995 with Master Grade 1/100 Zaku 2 and Gundam Mk2.

After 22 years of hiatus, I restarted my gunpla hobby back in 2017 and it wasn’t until May 2020 when I started to share my work on Facebook and blogging my projects.

I have 3 golden rules “No Fuss, Kit Bash, and Pre-shade

No-fuss; I just don’t have the patience and space, that said I am not into scribing, pla-plates, water-slides decals (only when I need to bring in the “A” game!), photo-etching (when it is straight forward) etc.

Kit-Bash; I like to make something uniquely mine. With the “No-Fuss” rule, the kit-bash is usually swapping different weapons or limbs and lots of super-glue!

Pre-shape; I am not a clean and weathered builder but more of a in-between, hence I use pre-shade to help bring out shadows and edges to give the finished kit slightly more depth. I like to featured my kit as “used & tested“!

That said, thank you for visiting and please scroll down or look to your left for my completed projects! and if you do like to support my future works and this blog please donate using the “Tip Jar” if you can.

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Bandai 1/144 HG IBO ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex

Bandai 1/144 HG IBO ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex

I was inspired to give Barbatos Lupus Rex the Gold treatment especially it is the “King”. Hence I have planned the original Barbatos in its original Gundam-like White, Blue and Red, while the Lupus is in Dark Silver, which nicely leading to a Dark Gold for the Lupus Rex. To find out more please click on the photo above or click on the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HG MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type

Bandai 1/144 HG MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground Type

I was inspired by the Tieren Groud Type military tank-like look that I gave it a brownish livery to pay tribute to the USA M1 Abrams in Desert Livery. I also added a small Gatling gun below the cockpit to add to the military vide. The L-shaped shoulder shields reminded me of a Zaku, hence I kit bashed 2 shields from my Zaku to give this MS more protection. Find out more by clicking on the photo above or the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HG ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam

Bandai 1/144 HGCE ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam

I am interested in this Bandai 1/144 HG ZGMF-Z10A Freedom Gundam because Bandai has constructed the first life-size Gundam outside of Japan in Shanghai! Standing at 18.0 meters tall, physically it does sort of standout but that is not the only item but (in) the name of “Freedom Gundam” is sort of an irony to be proudly displayed in China. Please click on the banner above or the link here for more details.

Bandai 1/144 HGCE GAT-02L2 Dagger L

Bandai 1/144 HGCE GAT-02L2 Dagger L

The High Grade Cosmic Era (HGCE) GAT-02L2 Dagger L is a 1/144 scale kit released in 2021. It is latest HG kit released by Bandai and the HG Dagger L shares some of the similar joint system with the Infinite Justice Gundam (hence the head unit is easily swappable and similar in scale). Also as a new kit, poly caps are not used but instead a series of spigot joints or hinges are used instead. Check out the blog by clicking on the photo banner above or the link here.

Bandai 1/144 HGCE ZGMF-X19A Infinite Justice Gundam

Bandai 1/144 HGCE ZGMF-X19A Infinite Justice Gundam

I was able to custom my Justice Gundam into a Neo Roanoke Windam Custom, which is a unique purple and neon green accent colour scheme. I basically just swapped the head with of the Justice Gundam with a Windam head unit and used the Windam beam rifle. I am very happy how the custom turns out; it really looks more like an Ace Mobile Suit. Please check out the blog by clicking here or the photo banner above.