A Zoid and Stuff

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Yuji Kaida #03 Iron Kong Yeti

This poor guy’s been in contruction limbo for years. When I first got it (back in 2003), I used the white armor for a plastic swap but didn’t touch the other parts, so it’s never been built stock until very recently. Unfortunately I also gave the armor a terrible panel lining job, which has taken an eternity to undo (Model Master brand dried paint solvent and a ton of q-tips and toothpicks eventually did the trick).

Now that I’ve finally gotten around to building this guy, I noticed a weird thing with the piece that controls head movement—it was too tall! The right shoulder armor also had a molding change that made it impossible to fully mount the rocket launcher without some hefty trimming, but all is now well.

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In related news: Check out Andy Whiteley’s amazing 3D animation of a Gore (in Yeti colors)!

In other related news: I wanted to do some pics like this, but the sun went away and most of the snow is melting. Slush Kong might not be as cool IT’S SUMMER.

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Last Modified: 2011-06-13

First Posted: 2008-12-12


  1. Andrew said:

    I have been told to use nitro 30 to strip paint safely from painted zoids. You can try that. Otherwise just reuse white primer and repaint?

    February 3rd, 2009 at 4:04 pm | #

  2. then RCM said:

    What is that? I tried googling, but all I got was a brand of sleeping bag :(

    February 5th, 2009 at 6:56 pm | #

  3. then Andrew said:

    It is RC car fuel, it doesnt do anything to your skin, and the fumes dont do anything either…most of the paint will flake off in seconds and no damage to model.

    this is 30%

    February 8th, 2009 at 12:10 am | #

  4. then RCM said:


    February 21st, 2010 at 9:48 am | #

  5. then WolfsbaneShiranui said:

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to remove the acrylic paint off some of my Zoids (that I painted when I was 11….eh…) and I went out and bought some of the same stuff that you used on your Yeti to remove your panel lines. It looks like it didn’t harm the plastic on yours but when I tried it on mine it made it cloudy. Do you have any tips on removing paint safely from Zoids?

    September 6th, 2010 at 6:44 pm | #

  6. then RCM said:

    @WolfsbaneShiranui: Argh, I’ve never tried to remove anything more major than panel lining :(

    September 14th, 2010 at 10:59 am | #

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