Now I get why Bandai milked the Zaku oh so damn much. When you have such a near flawless versatile frame then why not spawn other variations? Some of the constructions made more sense than others. The “slide assembly” on picture seems to be a great time saving idea but in actuality, it kinda sucks because the rings are so tight that you have to overcome the friction to slide it into the part it needs and in some cases, it will actually slice off the ABS along with it. The spring tube was also a nice gimmick and I’m glad there’s no more mesh to cut. One small thing that deserves mentioning is that on the bazooka, there’s two slots on the handle for the peg on the hand so the hand can actually hold it properly in firing position.
I build this model as practice for the MG Unicorn by building patience from placing as much decal and stickers on it as I could like ricers to their rice rockets. The stickers look really crappy from up close because you can see the clear boxes and the same goes for Char’s Action Base.
Like the G Gundam MGs and MG Strike Noir, it’s sinful to have this model just stand; It doesn’t look right and it’s a waste of its dynamic motions. The joints can bend wide and stay balanced but the surrounding parts (spring tube and side skirtplate) will pop off sometimes. It’s a tad bit annoying. For ground posing, there could be balancing issues if the legs are too far apart due to the natural design of its feet (it’s flat).
The last quirk… a one-piece tomahawk? wut? The thing looks puny.
Yea. Great model. At this rate, I don’t think Bandai will ever go wrong in making new models and stuff can only get better. Here’s to hoping for a Sazabi 2.0 that can do more than just stand ^_^
Baby TheEnd’s Gunpla and Toy Review (Regular/Green Ver.)