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Endless Waltz Gundam Wing Zero Custom (Master Grade MG)

Introduction

Scale
1/100
Maker
Bandai
Completed
11/22/06
Retail
2800yen

Before the advent of the Seed line of designs, Wing 0 from Endless Waltz had been one of my favorite. The semi-useless wings are so stylish, they almost distract you from thinking “why the wings?” 🙂 The MG rendition of this cool mech is particularly nice. To be honest, I had the PG so I didn’t really care much for the MG version when it first came out, but over time I couldn’t resist the expandable gimmick in the wings. The expansion makes the wing looks more voluminous and complex, allowing more coolness. Some minor complaints about the kit is that the shoulder’s wouldn’t get vertical movements (which is probably hard to implement since the gatling guns are in the way), and the waist won’t bend backwards. Well it can bend forward for the classic shooting pose, but the pose in the pic above would be cooler if Wing 0 could bend backwards.

This build has relatively little mods – I like the kit as is. Except for the wing’s support. The stupid joints connecting the main wings to the backpack’s “beams” are so ridiculously filmsy, there’s just no way it can support the weight. After some experimentation I replaced them by the excellent polycaps from Volks, which are very sturdy and holds up the wings very well. Also I learned something about V-color when painting this kit. For the very flexible, bendable wing tips, I used V-color since it is very stretchable; but at a certain thickness the thing just cracks. Yikes. So I had to strip and repaint again with a much thinner layer.
One funny thing is that the kit is decal-mad – there’re some insanely verbose decals! I don’t know why people like those but I wish they’d just stop the yucky “race car” trend.

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View Comments (20)

  • Got this kit but having trouble holding the buster rifle with the hands, its not that they are loose or anything just the handle simply does not fit well, i know that you can use the small protrusions at the back of the rifle to hook onto the armour of the arms but i see that you dont need to do that looing at the first picture, anyone else have this problem and any solutions?

  • Hello May you please tell me how I can customize a Gundam like you did.

    Your work is excellent, I like the wing structure, most impressive. I have a project I am working on and the wings you have would be cool. Is there a website that allows us to build our own custom Gundam by adding different pieces like you did. I would like to customize some really cool wings.

    Thank You,
    Matt