Compared to my 2003 HGUC Zeta Gundam which had a time skip within the build, the HGUC ZZ Gundam went pretty smoothly and just clocked in at around a couple of weeks.
Considering that this is a double build for a fairly larger High Grade kit, completing within a couple of weeks is an achievement. It was also a good call on the designers of this kit that most of the paint needed only involved the inner sides of vents and cockpit hatches, especially on the Neo Core Fighter which I had to build two. I also painted the insides of the thruster bells, something I don’t usually do but this kit has large thrusters that would look really plain if unpainted.
Seeing these transformed forms really makes me think how retro the designs are, and how the abundance of flat panels made more sense. But the overall look of these things really doesn’t, especially the Core Top. In any case, I’m glad to have enough motivation to build the transformed forms, which was the main reason that Zeta Gundam kit had a time skip in between.
Now that I’m done with this double build, I’m returning to a single kit for the next one. But if you see which box is behind in these photos, you’ll see why I’ll need to do solo with this one.