GGeneration Zero: Wing Gundam

I got this kit on December of 2011. This was the year in which I started building Gunpla, so the paint looks really bad.

The Plastic 

The kit comes with red, dark blue, yellow orange, and an off-white(kinda gray) plastic. Because of how off the white is, the white paint on the shield becomes very obvious. This was probably one of the first time I’ve ever painted a Gunpla and it really shows. the red on the V-Fin is also a different red. I was using Gundam markers to paint it. It does the job but for an amateur, it can make it look sloppy. I think I’ll either get another one or try to paint it better. I am much more confident with my painting skills now so it would look much better if I repainted it.

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The Stickers

 For stickers, it comes with green for the eyes, the camera on the head and the shield, blue for the arms, White for the shoulders, and white/yellow for the wings. There weren’t too many stickers and the lack of colors on the plastic made it look really odd. I don’t like the shade of white that was used for the plastic because it should be more like the white stickers. I cut off the green side of a Sprite can and used that for the chest and I’m actually really glad that I did that.

Articulation

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The arms can rotate(360) but can’t move out because of the transformation, the head has two pegs so it can’t rotate all the way, the waist can rotate a little bit and eventually will stop at the side skirts, the wings can flip out and expand sideways, the feet can rotate, and the toes can move up and down.

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However, the hands can’t rotate and that bugged me. So, I took a hot knife and cut off the hands and reattached them with pins to allow them to rotate. This allows me to put the Gundam in some decent poses.

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Weapons

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The Beam Rifle is blue but it’s suppose to be gray. Yellow paint was added for the bird mode.

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The shield is the right color but needed white. The original way the shield was held on the hand was really bad

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Originally, the shield was held facing forwards and there was just barely enough room for it to not fall off of the hand. It looked awkward because the shield was at an angle. I cut off an ‘L’ piece from the sprue and used it as an improvised handle and now, it looks much better and closer to the scaled models.

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The beam saber was a solid white so I had to paint the beam. I didn’t have a green Gundam marker so I mixed blue and yellow. It was really hard to get the right green so I just used my last attempt and painted it. It has a similar color to that of a green tea candy.

Transformation

7 To transform Wing Gundam into Bird Mode, the pegs on the neck are switched(for clearance). Then the V-Fin is removed and the shoulder armor are pushed down towards the arms. the waist is turned 180 and the body lies on it’s stomach. the shield is attached to the backpack and where the V-Fin was removed. The wings are extended and the rifle is attached to the underside of the shield to form the beak.

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I really like how compact it looks. If the paint job was done better, it would look really awesome.

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Final Thoughts

This is from the earlier SD line. Therefor, it doesn’t have the best articulation. However, I like it because it shows what they had to sacrifice to make it transformable and I like the chibi look from during this time. Newer models look slimmer and less chibi(little kid) looking and rather more like a teenager(lol). I recommend this model kit to those who are trying to get into Gunpla. It’s easy to build and will help you learn the basics of Gunpla. I got this in a Korean Gunpla store called Gundam Base and if you live in Korea, I highly recommend that store. If you are in America or in countries where it’s hard to get specific models, I recommend Hobbylinkjapan(hlj.com)

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