Based on the original FF-X7 Core Fighter, the FF-XII Core Fighter II was designed as part of the Core Block System of RX-78GP01 Gundam “Zephyranthes”.The fighter also serves splendidly as a scout craft, a role that it can perform more efficiently than any mobile suit of the time.
The Core Fighter II features several improvements over the original: First, it has a more streamlined and aerodynamic design, which helps to offset that it is both longer and heavier than the original. A second noted improvement is that unlike with the original Core Fighter the Core Fighter II is equipped with the RX-78GP01’s beam saber, that are mounted under the wings in flight mode. These beam sabers double as beam guns for the Core Fighter II giving it a powerful ranged attack, arguably more powerful than any fighter craft short of the FF-X7-Bst Core Booster.
Finally finished this little guy. I’ve had it sitting like 90% finished for awhile now so I figured I’d get it out of the way before hauling out my GBWC project. I’ll take photos of this guy tomorrow. Now it’s off to work until midnight. ;~;