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PG Wing Zero Custom 4 by UbersCosplay PG Wing Zero Custom 4 by UbersCosplay
1/60 Perfect Grade Wing Zero Custom by Bandai

I had this kit build and displayed unpainted for many years while I lived in California. An earthquake caused it to nosedive off my shelf and damaged alot of parts. He sat disassembled in his box and after two moves and several years I finally buckled down to finish him a few weekends ago.

Used two new painting techniques. The white is mixed with some very light lavender that gives the suit a much more 'smokey' look. This was also my first attempt at a more complete airbrush weathering and shading effect. Results were not 100% what I wanted, as I could not achieve the 3 tone gradient I was trying for and had to instead settle on a two tone shade. I will have to practice more in the future.

Damaged/Lost parts:

Lost trigger finger - Ordered replacement part
Large crack in center of one of the sub wings - Metal pins added and crack filled
Broken palm on both hands near trigger finger - 1 part replaced with mirrored part dremeled from a mistakenly ordered replacement part for other palm. Other palm reinforced with metal pin.
Various broken internal components in arms and legs - Lots of replacement parts
Broken fold joint on buster rifle - New joint made with metal pins


Photography by :iconthirdstop:
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ogamitaicho Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Splendid work ! :w00t:
I was searching for references when I found your picts, mine is still in the box ! ;p
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YukikazeB03 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
How is the kit compared to the newer perfect grade gundam's?
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UbersCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013

The only other PGs I have built are the PG Strike and the PG 00. The Wing Zero is heavier than both and more fiddly because of the wings. The mechanisms for internals on the forearms are also very fragile and easy to break. The lighting is a bit harder to set up too since all the never PGs use self contained battery/lighting setups. The PG Wing has the batteries in the backpack and has wiring running though the chest and up into the neck that can be difficult to set up. As far as I know there is no way to use a stand with the Wing Zero either, and that makes posing somewhat limited.

Overall I still think its a nice kit.

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YukikazeB03 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thnx for the info!!!
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shaboopee91 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I really like how the coloring turned out. You said it was an airbrush weathering job?
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UbersCosplay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Yes. It was my first time trying it this way. I will use it more in the future.
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shaboopee91 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I think it looks very fitting for this gundam. I'll have to experiment more with techniques like that myself
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light-death Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
cool ^^
he is beautiful
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