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Sunday, May 6, 2018
[Kit Insight] Premium Bandai HGTO 1/144 MS-11 Action Zaku (Early Deployment Type) (Painted Build)
Model Number: MS-11 Action Zaku
Designation: Principality of Zeon Mass Produced General Purpose Mobile Suit
One of the best iterations of the classic Zaku frame!The Action Zaku or Act Zaku was developed on the Zeonic Pezun Asteroid Base as the successor machine for Zeon's military, intended to turn the tides of war against the Federation. To achieve this lofty ambition, the Action Zaku served as the testbed for magnetic coating technology, a mobile suit joint application that reduces joint friction to almost nothing, resulting in a faster and more responsive machine.
While the first Action Zaku to be fielded into battle was a black-coloured one under Kycilia's Forces, that particular unit was more of a tactical demonstrator and prototype than a full-fledged combat machine, used to gather actual combat data in order to refine the model for eventual mass production. Fielded at the end of the One Year War, the Action Zaku would see combat during the events of Zeta Gundam.
As a P-Bandai variant of the HGTO 1/144 Act Zaku (Kycilia's Forces), the kit has a number of notable additions and changes. The head unit is a standard no-horn type, while the backpack is now a larger one equipped with antennae with two options of thrusters. The P-Bandai Action Zaku retains all of the weapons from the regular release version, additionally including a pair of beam sabers and a beam rifle that is reminiscent of the Marasai's.
To create a version of the Action Zaku that was sent into battle before the rest of its brethren, the following colours were used to create the Early Deployment Type:
As always, a red crystal sticker was used in lieu of the monoeye sticker, while a green flat crystal was used for the optic on the beam rifle. Metal parts were also installed into the power cables that connect the backpack to the side skirts.
Developed sometime during the end of the One Year War, the Action Zaku was refined and updated with contemporary technology and mechanical advancements before being put into mass production. Intended as the successor machine to the venerable Zaku II mobile suit that saw much action during the preceding war, the Action Zaku was meant to take affirmative and firm action for the reviving Principality of Zeon.
While the Action Zaku mounted a generator that was able to support beam weaponry, it was deployed with solid weaponry more often than not. The Action Zaku was able to use all previously-developed weapon with no issues, from the Zaku machine gun to the anti-ship rifle. Befitting its general purpose designation, the Action Zaku was able to make use of Zeon's deep arsenal to accomplish its missions. Weapons could be airdropped or ferried by trucks to Action Zakus in the field, although ammunition almost always proved to be a thorn in Zeon's side.