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Completed Â» Captured GM
About The Kit Â»
Several damaged Earth Federation GM mobile suits were captured and salvaged by the Principality of Zeon. These GMs wereÂ combined to creat a few dozen workable units. These units were used for testing against Zakus and other Zeon MS and MA. The Zeon would use both EFSF and their own weaponry in these tests. This particular Z-GM is outfitted with an MMP-80 machine gun, Zaku bazooka, Gelgoog shield, and beam saber.
About the Build Â»
This is another of my cheap kits found at Amazons clearance sale. I picked up 2 of these GMs for $5 each. Not too bad! The kit itself is not up to the level of detail one would expect from MGs. There is very little internal detail. As such, I decided to make more Jeep
styled mods so enhance the look. Looking back I should had made some mobility mods for posability, but that’ll be a task for my next one. Below is what I did to modify the original kit:
- Painted visor with clear yellow-orange with Alclad chrome on the internal part.
- Added 2mm MechaSkunk bead to forehead visor to simulate camera.
- Added 2 small MechaSkunk screws to chest for detail. Added various 1mm MechaSkunk beads to detail the armor andÂ simulate small vernier.
- Modified ankle pistons with Aluminum tubing. Removed molded in plastic pistons.
- Spun all thruster bells on my drill (used like a lathe) and sharpened the edges with a razor to create thinner looking walls.
- Used 2 bells from other GM kit to make a 4 booster backpack.
- Added details to all verniers in the way of additional bells, beads, and tubes.
- Drilled/cut open soles of feet to detail thruster bells.
- Bazooka sensor/scope modified using large wave-eye and round vernier.
- Cut apart Bazooka and made it seperable using aluminum tubing and magnets.
- Modified Ruck Mount to attach Zeon Bazooka with magnets.
- Replaced gun barrels on MMP-80 with aluminum tubes.
- Added minus molds to shield interior to cover up injector pin-marks.
- Modified shield handle with Aluminum tubing
- Made new shield mount on shield and forearm using magnets and aluminum tubing.
- Added 1mm MechaSkunk balls to shield face for detail.
- All aluminum tubing polished to a shine using drill and steel wool.
- Custom Color Scheme
- Custom Decals designed