Friday, August 12, 2011

MG MS-06S Char's Zaku II (Gao Gao)

Manufacturer: TT Hongli
Scale: 1/100
Grade: MG

Origin: Gundam 0079
Price: RM75

This is one nice bootleg... almost fully identical to the original kit ;) Could consider if you want to have an army of Zaku II in MG :p

Part 1: Box Art and Instruction Manual Cover

The box art and instruction manual is exactly the same as B**dai, except they are in Chinese & English language which is more friendly to us ;)

Part 2: Runners & Decals

The runners are also exactly the same as the original, except probably the plastic quality and color quality ;)

This kit comes with dry-transfer and dry-sticker which is the same as B**dai.

Part 3: Legs

The legs are pretty steady, and highly articulated. Parts separation is pretty well-done, and the exterior armor does not obstruct the movement and pose-ability of the legs ;)

Inner Frame

Comparison between Bare & Armored

Completed Legs

Part 4: Hip/Skirt

The hip is pretty nicely done ;) Although the side skirt will pops out occasionally on some extreme posing, this part is excellent.

Inner Frame

Completed Hip/Torso

Part 5: Lower Body

Putting together the legs and the hip/skirt would form the lower body ;) Let's take a look at some pictures...

Inner Frame

As you can see from the pictures below, the lower body is HIGHLY articulated! Pose-ability and balancing is fantastic!

Completed Lower Body

Part 6: Chest, Torso and Backpack

The chest, torso and backpack should the the simplest of all :p Having said so, the shoulder joints employed a pull-out mechanism thus allowing better posing possibility ;)

Inner Frame

Complete Chest, Torso & Backpack

Joining Up with Lower Body

Part 7: Arms & Hands

Excellent articulation! And very nice parts separations.

Inner Frame

Right Arm with Shield

Left Arm with Spike

Part 8: Head

The mono-eye is moveable left and right, and the head can tilt up and down slightly for pose-ability ;)

Inner Frame

Completed Head

Part 9 - Complete Inner Frame

The Iron Man pose could be done without much effort ;)

Part 10: Before Decal

Part 11: Completed with Decals

Quick Review

Plastic quality

Pretty nice. I only have a slight discoloration on my right tight armor which is very minor and not noticeable ;)


This model is the best from TT Hongli that I have build :) Nevertheless, these good rating is due to B**dai have made an EXCELLENT version 2.0 of Zaku II and TT Hongli doing a fantastic job replicating it :p
  • Head/Neck: Excellent!
  • Shoulder: Fantastic! Very highly pose-able with the pull-out mechanism.
  • Arm/Elbow: Excellent!
  • Wrist: Normal+.
  • Hand: Normal+.
  • Waist: Normal+.
  • Skirt Armour: Very nicely done! It won't get in the way even with some challenging pose ;)
  • Hip/Tight: Excellent!
  • Knee: Excellent!
  • Ankle: Very good ;)

Looks and Feels

TT Hongli did pretty good Zaku! I am tempted to get the whole series of Zaku from TT Hongli after building this fella :p Even my straight build looks pretty nice, imaging if you are planning to touch-up and re-color. Excellent option for modding.

Fin ;)


  1. Now I'm gotta purchase this one, because of the quality and its cheap price :D great review anyway!

  2. I don't see any difference between char's zaku ii ver. except for the pilot lol. it would be perfect if you applied topcoat to those decals though. nice review

  3. Hi, where bougth this bootleg zaku? THANKS :D

    1. I'm selling. Email me at if you are interested ;)

    2. I'm selling. Email me at if you are interested ;)

  4. this zaku inner frame good for sazabi resin kit ver formania??

    1. This bootleg is identical to the original, so if the original is suitable, as it this :)