1/220 SCALE MS MODELS AND FIGURES
ZEON DAIKUNIST UNITSThe
Principality of Zeon started with idealistic notions of mankind
evolving away from dependency on the Earth, as proposed by Zeon Zum
Daikun. But when the Zabi family turns Zeon idealism into
anti-Earth Fascism, Daikun is murdered in the process.
Daikunists in our campaign are those Zeon who still believe in the
dream of independence but must conceal themselves from their more
fanatical Zabi-loving brethren.
Two Zaku IIs, a
Gouf Custom rearmed with a hyperhammer, a Zaku I, and a green Gouf
rearmed with a Zaku Machinegun (because Kondo made it
cool). All the figures are from the Ultimate Operation (UO) figure series,
which have great details and paint, but sometimes get a bit rediculous
with the poses. These figures were weathered with dark brown
washes and based up for more stability. Note the pilot figures
are actually 1/100 scale, and the vehicles are 1/144, because at 1/220
they'd be so tiny as to be useless in games. The truck is a
Micromachines toy. The Wappa hoverbikes are from the 1/144 Zaku
Ground War model set.
Two UO Doms, a
UO Dom Tropen, and a custom "Heavy Gelgoog" figure made with parts from
a UO Gelgoog Cannon and a skirt from a 1/300 SOG Ziong figure.
These units showed up midway thru our campaign.
A MS Selection
Magella Attack Tank, a UO Zaku I, and an SOG Agguy. Although the
Agguy is the wrong scale, it still looks pretty cool, so we rolled with
it! These were starter units for some of our PCs.
This UO Zaku II
was rearmed with a Bazooka and Sturm Faust. The UO Gog figure has
a nice marine camo. These were starter units for our two PIRATE
mobility Zaku was made by mixing UO Zaku and Gelgoog parts. The
UO Gyan is nice, and the UO Flying Gouf even nicer! These
were mid-campaign units.
It turns out the
Standart Baund Doc figure was no bigger or better than the HG
Selection figure seen here. The UO Pallas Athene figure is
amazing however. These were late game units,
repurposed as hand built Zeon or Pirate units because the Titans
already had enough units!
The UO Jagt Doga
and Dreissen figures are beautiful, properly scaled, and
surprisingly affordable compared to the more snobbish Standart
figures. These were the final units for two of our PCs. It's annoyingly
hard to find ZZ Gundam figures at 1/220 scale, so the Dreissen is a welcome exception.
ZION ZABIST UNITSUnlike
the Daikunists who are biding their time and hiding out on Earth, the
Zabists are just itching to get their revenge on the Federal
Forces. Led by Shinan Zahn, they cause so much trouble
that, in retaliation, a new faction appears- the Titans- who have no
trouble securing martial law on Earth in order to stop these "Zeon
Some of the UO
Zaku IIs had spikeless shoulders, so we relegated them to the Zabist
faction. The two Standart Marasais are the coolest figures EVER
to be made in this scale, and they were the whole reason we decided to
use 1/220 figures for our RPG. Although Marasais are
traditionally a Titans unit, they just look so menacing and Zaku
inspired, especially in the Unicorn series' green color scheme.
One of them is rearmed with a beam rifle from the 1/220 Marasai Plamo
Two UO Geara
Dogas and a Standart one that I did a Headrock style conversion on,
inspired by Kazuhisa Kondo's Dogs of War manga. Later in
the campaign, the Zabists upgrade to these units. Although
technically from much later in the Gundam series, they were just too
cool to not include in our campaign.
campaign was an Alternate History retelling of Zeta Gundam, we left out
famous characters like Char and Amuro to make room for our own PCs and
their stories. Thus, this Standart Sazabi (center) was repainted
to match the flanking Standart Marasais, and assigned as Shinan Zahn's
final MS in the campaign.
FEDERAL FORCES UNITSOur
RPG campaign is set after the One Year War. Federal Forces units
from the war are still in service, searching for Zion remnants and
GM IIIs, and a UO Ground type Gundam. I liked the GMIII
colors so much, I repainted my Gundam to match! The FF
academy cadets get to use GM III units in their training.
The GMs are
really old plastic figures, repainted in those GMIII colors
again. UO Guncannons and a Standart Fullarmor Gundam round out
these venerable units.
Unit (UU) GM Customs, a UO space type GM, and two Standart GM Sniper
IIs. In the center is a Mega Bazooka Launcher from an AK Hyaku
Shiki figure. These units are used by elite Federal Forces
veterans who end up allying with the PCs when the Villainous Titans try
to take over everything.
For our special
Federal Forces Naval Task Force, we used a Universal Unit (UU) Zeta
Plus and GM Custom units. We also gave them a converted and
painted toy Aircraft Carrier!
to combat the "rise of Zeon Terrorism", the Titans use brute force to
build a Fascist police force that turns the former Federal Forces into,
at best, underfunded social workers.
beautiful Standart Titans Gundam Mk II. On either side, UO Titans
Test Type GMs. The UO GMs on the outsides have been repainted to
Titans units such as these two UO Gabthleys and UO Messala really
escalate the threat level the PCs had to deal with!
A UO Prototype
Gundam, and two Standart Rick Dias figures, were reassigned to the
Titans for our campaign since they looked so cool in black. The
Asshimar in the center is actually a 1/220 Plastic Model Kit, painted
in black and blue colors to match the other Titans units from our
This figure is actually a 1/144 scale Fix Figuration Psycho
Gundam Mk II, repainted in original Psycho Gundam colors. The
Psycho Gundam is already enormous, so using a 1/144 scale figure in our
1/220 campaign was even more outlandish, but hey, the whole point of
the Psycho Gundam is that it's enormous, right? It just seemed to
work. Needless to say, this was a Final Boss unit for our
MS WRECKS AND PILOT FIGURES
To add color and
history to our battlefields, I scrapped some of my old plastic figures
that were falling apart anyway, and heavily weathered them. The
sitting Zaku wreck is inspired by Bernie's crashed Zaku from War in the
For our Pilot,
Crew, and Civilian figures, we used a mix of 1/100 scale Gundam Pilot
figures, and 1/100 scale Architectural Model figures painted to look
like Zion, Federal, and Titans uniformed characters.
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