HG 1/144 Zaku | 7-Eleven 2011 Edition | Review | Pictures

Finally finished snap-fit-building this HG 1/144 Zaku 7-eleven 2011 Limited Edition Gundam Model Kit just in time before the week ends. Now we could go on with the review! This Zaku is one out of the 3 HG 1/144 7-Eleven version model kits released for the year 2011. It is the same as your regular 144 Zaku construction wise. The only differences are the color scheme and the decals. 7-Eleven has been a part of the Japanese community for quite a long time, so stuff in honor of them is not a surprise. Anyway, we really love this kit. We had fun playing with it, having it fight with another 7-eleven kit namely HG 1/144 RX-78-2. A hard to find kit nowadays (its already 2012). So if you find one, buy it asap. ^_^

 

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (61)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (62)

 

 

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BOX ART

front

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (1)

 

side

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (2)

 

looks good when painted

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (3)

 

awts, jap text…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (4)

 

1300 yen?

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (5)

 

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (6)

 

has some gundam-age promotion as well

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (7)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (8)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (9)

 

advertisement haha!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (10)

 

 

 

 

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UNBOXING

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (11)

 

runners

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (12)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (13)

 

has one foil sticker sheet  and one clear sticker sheet

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (14)

 

the one sheet manual, folded into 4 pages

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HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (16)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (17)

 

 

 

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BUILDING THE KIT

 

 

 

this one is a bit unusual… on the manual, the first item to be built are the weapons…

 

machine gun

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (18)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (19)

 

bazooka

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (20)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (21)

 

 

 

LEGS

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (23)

 

LEG articulation

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (26)

 

below is the ankle joint that enables the zaku to pose dynamically

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (24)

 

like shown below

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (25)

 

we used 3m sponges for this build

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (22)

 

 

LEFT ARM

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (27)

 

RIGHT ARM

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (28)

 

 

Right and Left arms respectively

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (29)

 

 

 

TORSO

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (30)

 

the power belts are straight… you need to bend it a little to be able to attach it to the backpack…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (31)

 

belts bended…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (33)

 

we are half way there ^_^

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (32)

 

 

 

HEAD

the mono eye part has no embossed portion to indicate the eye position… you really need the stickers for the eyes…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (34)

 

 

Here are all the parts when attached…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (35)

 

After this, the decal placement comes next

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (36)

 

 

hmmmm….

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (37)

 

***meanwhile after the decals has been placed…

 

RX-78-2: hmmm another 7-eleven kit…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (38)

 

Zaku: what? you have the same decals!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (39)

 

Zaku: you are dead meat!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (40)

 

 

 

 

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MORE PICTURES!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (41)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (42)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (43)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (44)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (45)

 

side by side comparison with HG 1/144 RX-78-2

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (46)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (47)

 

 

 

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (48)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (49)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (50)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (51)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (52)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (53)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (52)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (54)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (55)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (56)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (57)

 

compared against SD Astray RF

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (58)

 

 

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (59)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (60)

 

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (61)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (62)

 

 

Shoulder tackle!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (63)

 

connected!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (64)

 

RX-78-2: Aaargh!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (65)

 

Zaku: take that!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (66)

 

RX-78-2: I won’t give up!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (67)

 

***drum roll***

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (68)

 

***drum roll continues***

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (69)

 

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..

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THIS BATTLE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY… 7-ELEVEN!!!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (70)

 

 

 

ok… so Zaku won…

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (71)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (72)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (73)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (74)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (75)

 

 

some more articulation

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (76)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (77)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (78)

 

 

 

The kneeling ZAKU with bazooka pose!

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (79)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (80)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (81)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (82)

HG 1-144 Zaku 7 Eleven 2011 Limited Edition - Gundam PH  (83)

 

 

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