FA-010A Full Armor ZZ Gundam

Completed Spring 2009

Here we have the 1/144 Full Armor ZZ Gundam kit from the late 80's Sentinel series. I remember drooling over a tiny pic in the back of a Hobby Japan when this first came out, dreaming that some day I'd be able to get my hands on it (yes, it used to be hard to get Gundam models!). Always a big fan of the ZZ Gundam designs and double Zeta in particular, I can't possibly resist the addition of the huge gun and cool armor.

This kit is basically a re-tool of the original 1/144 ZZ Gundam. The model has some serious flaws typical of the era, but nothing that can't be fixed with an hour a night for a year or so. I reworked everything, shooting for a build in the style of the FAZZ from the Gundam Sentinel book. Custom ALPS printed decals finish further increase the accuracy. This is my first major project in 1/144, and I rather enjoyed the challenge of the small scale. Ok, enough small talk, where are the bits??

The build log is divided into sections, click the links to see how I converted this into a thing of beauty.

1/144 Full Armor ZZ Gundam Gallery

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1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
1/144 FAZZ Gundam
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