Kit: The MSZ -006A1 ZETA Plus was very complicated. The
kit had so many different pieces, which made building it
and modifying it a pain in the neck. It also took a long
time to plan the kit properly so that I could airbrush it
properly. The kit itself has a nice finish and a decent
design. The kit is also a huge kit. It stands almost an
inch above most other MG kits.
Painting: Painting the kit was relatively easy. With the
exception of the head, there were no other parts that had
to be made first and a pieces that had to cover that part.
It's hard to explain, usually it would be the shoulder and
the arm, but in this case, the shoulder was made as a separate
piece than the arm. So the mechanics of the kit was designed
greatly, with the exception of the skeleton under the legs,
but that can't be helped.
Name: Since it was my own custom kit, I gave it my own name.
I call it Zeta Cloud Custom because I couldn't think of
I bought this kit because I like the base design of the Zeta
Gundams. But I disliked details of the ZETA plus. For one,
the shoulders were way too small in comparison to the rest
of the kit. So I used some epoxy and reworked the shoulders.
You can see that in the modifications image 4. I also disliked
the head. So I completely reworked it. I got rid off the "V"
shaped horns that come from the front of the head. I also
took away from the top a little, reducing the size of its
head. Then I also minimized its chin-like thing on his face.
After that, the head was a lot smaller than before, in order
to make the head still look proportional, I extended the neck.
All the other modifications on the head was minimal. You can
see the modifications in modifications image 2. I also modified
the hands of the ZETA. I didn't like the whole square look
so I modified it by each little finger. Other than that all
the other modifications were very minimal. The only other
major modification was the color. I extremely disliked the
way the color looked on the kit, so I used a grayish blue
and a light tan color instead. Keep in mind that after all
this heavy modification, it can no longer turn into Wave Rider