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July 31, 2012

MS-05L Zaku - Sniper Custom from Mobile Suit Gundam 機動戦士ガンダム

MS-05L Zaku - Sniper Custom

Mobile Suit Gundam 機動戦士ガンダム

My finished Zaku Mobile Suit. Took one month to build from scratch. Materials made of craft foam, painted with beige elastomeric paint base and regular latex thalo green mixed with beige then overall sprayed a thin surface layer with spray paint Black Board green. I used elastomeric paint for its quick drying properties and thick texture. I'm not after having it shiny, just the opposite. The overall paint job should make it convincingly unseen in a jungle environment, as demanded by the setting of the its series, the Gundam 08th MS Team.

I had a hard time trying to solve the problem with the eyes. I could never think of a way to make it swing back and forth in a half-orbit manner. So instead, i ended up having it turn in an axis, which is very limited but at least it would still look like it moves left and right. It does so, btw, through gravity: i tilt my head to the right, the eye turns right.

The gun was a solid 2 inch sheet of scrap styrofoam.

Wore it at Cosplay Mania X in SMX convention center in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.

If you want to see the video of my Zaku I cosplay in action, you may see it on YouTube.

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