Zoids 1/72 HMM RZ-041 ♛ Liger Zero BD Clear Ver.
Oh man. I was so excited when I found out that they’d be doing a Zoids BD release for Zero, because I knew for a fact it’d mean we’d be seeing a beautiful clear Liger Zero, and I wasn’t wrong.
Thanks to the kit being clear, the build time for this kit is relatively small since there’s no detailing or repainting/retouching needed like I usually do with kits — or like with the other normal Liger Zero I have in my to-do pile which will be a Hiou Mk-II custom and thus will be entirely repainted before built — and because of all the translucency the kit does fine without detailing. Every single piece is clear — even the PC parts are a clear black.
This is the first time I’ve ever actually built a Liger Zero. Ever. Didn’t even do a standard Tomy one back in the day because when I got into Zoids they were very, very expensive and sought after. Plus I was just a high schooler with a part-time job, so funds weren’t exactly piling up. I did eventually build two Liger Zero X kits, but they were so majorly different from the standard (and even the CAS darlings) that I find it hard to count them compared to the good ol’ vanilla Liger Zero.
The HMM kit is absolutely beautiful and the amount of articulation it has is beyond compare, I think. Especially since this is a flexibility that comes with stability: it’s a solid kit that won’t fall apart on you at the drop of the hat, unlike the more problematic Shield and Blade Liger kits. Even in the clear moulding which uses polypropylene plastic (silky smooth and somewhat soft to the touch due to the petroleum jelly in it) there’s no overly loose components nor parts that like to pop off at will. It was a dream to build, and so damn easy save for some small fiddly pieces that were just a pain in the butt to put together.
So happy to have this. A wonderful companion for the HMM Clear Blade Liger that kyuofcosmic has, along with their Clear CAS Limited Zero which is going to be en-route soon.