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Zoids Original: Command Wolf Rain Gun Custom photoset.

I wasn’t originally [rimshot] planning on picking up any of the Original line, seeing as I’m not really a big fan of the TOMY kits anymore but what sold me on the RGC wolf was the stupid rain-gun. Look at it. It’s ridiculous.

It was a nice, easy, one day build, even with all the painting and detailing of all the parts and I am endlessly amused by the Captain Zappo helm [I feel at this point the Original line is basically Zoids! With hats! line] and decided why not stick it on the most over powered and clunky Command Wolf in existence.

I DO like it matches my HMM Doombot Command Wolf custom I did a while ago tho.

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Zoids Original: Geno Ritter photoset.

There’s something about Zoids with swords that I love to collect. So I did have to pick up a Geno Ritter. The kits colour scheme is gorgeous; that black armour is a rich warm blue and with the silver panelling it really pops out.

I did do some modifications, mostly for the feet. Having built a few Genosaurers, I sanded off the stabilisers on the feet, mostly because I find personally the plastic prongs tends to get in the way and look very clunky.

After sanding and trimming the feet, claws and helm, I did chrome them so it has a shine and luster. I also buffed the swords with graphite paint and trimmed a lot of fine detail with gold marker.

The only thing really irritating about this kit is it’s showing it’s age as far as the original cast is concerned; the legs are very floppy and it took some creative swearing to get the helm of the Geno Ritter into place. But the result was beautiful, regardless. The LED lighting in the kit really adds a nice flair. 

Also the ritter swords? Those are sharp. As in wow dang watch how hard you press your fingers into it, I tore a few polishing cloths getting the graphite to polish up on them.

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Proper photos to come when my actual camera is charged and everything has finished curing nicely overall, but for the most part my Storm Sworder FSV, colloquially dubbed the Azula Version, is done.

Iridescent high flame swords and all. And me going crazy and panel lining in gold enamel.

Leaving the standard silver on the kit with the FSV clear wings and their gold boosters was just… wrong. I’m very glad I went gold crazy.

You can also tell that the storm sworder mould is pretty much at it’s end for Tomy. There were a few issues with build fit for the legs and I will for the first time ever be cycling this through with batteries to see if I can find a stable position, but unlike other sworders I’ve built in the past this one has no flat-footed median balance point.

I still love it HEAPS.

Also helped buff kyuofcosmic’s Geno Ritter swords since they used buffing aluminum enamel and stabbed my hand. 10/10 amazing over the top blades would recommend for murder. 

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Zoids Hayate Liger HMM custom
Well after 3 weeks without a day off from work I finally got some time to relax, sort of. I found the time to take a few quick pics of my Hayate Liger this afternoon on the cliffs, and an excuse to use my new effect parts :D. Hayate Liger is an evolution of the Murasame Liger (that zoid that I didnt think kotobukiya would make but probably will make and most likely mugen and hayate too x~x) It’s designed for speed and agilty, ditching the original huge katana for two smaller blades on the front legs. It’s apparently one of the fastest land zoids around. Originally the model was very…McDonalds-esque, it was white red and yellow, but after using a flat red and redoing the yellow in gold I loved the paint scheme. This one was a bit more of a pain to create than its sibling Mugen. Parts refused to stay and that friggin red paint stays sticky for what seems like days! But in the end I’m glad I have him, even if kotobukiya makes an official Hayate and I end up with two…meh, Anyway this was a fun unique zoid to make, let me know what you think!