P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Minelayer [REISSUE] - Release Info

P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Minelayer [USA REISSUE] 
Release Date: July 2024
Price: $32 USD

Release Date: May 2018
Price: 3,240 Yen

The unveiling of the RG 1/144 MS-06F Zaku Minelayer has sparked a wave of enthusiasm among Gundam model kit enthusiasts. This model kit is more than simply another addition to the Real Grade (RG) series; it is a considerable improvement in terms of design, functionality, and appearance.

The RG 1/144 MS-06F Zaku Minelayer separates itself from its predecessors by using an entirely new mold for the Zaku Minelayer backpack. This new mold comes with a collection of decals meant to improve the model's realism and detail, allowing modelers to completely customize their construction.

The Zaku Minelayer has a different color scheme from the ordinary green RG 1/144 Zaku II, which its molds were based on. This variant not only emphasizes its unique status among Zaku models, but also adds a visual appeal that sets it apart on the display shelf. The Zaku Minelayer distinguishes out because to its precise color choices, which portrays the Zaku II's MSV appearance.

At its foundation, the Zaku Minelayer is a normal MS-06F Zaku II with a modified backpack. This modification converts the mobile suit into a mine-laying device, which it performs using its distinctive backpack design. The backpack has many drums filled with space mines, each capable of housing twelve mines. This feature highlights the Zaku Minelayer's function in warfare while also adding a layer of strategy to its deployment in dioramas and model displays.

The Zaku Minelayer's specialized nature is highlighted by the installation of additional maneuvering thrusters and a fivefold increase in fuel capacity compared to a conventional Zaku II. However, it's worth noting that this additional capability necessitates a dedicated loading space on a Musai class ship for reloading, launching, or landing, which adds an intriguing narrative element for modelers to investigate.

The RG 1/144 MS-06F Zaku Minelayer also comes with a variety of attachments that increase its battle realism. The Zaku Machine Gun and Zaku Bazooka are standard weapons that uphold the Zaku's reputation for firepower. The Heat Hawk improves the Zaku Minelayer's melee capabilities, allowing it to compete in close combat. The centerpiece, however, is the Mine Pod [Minelayer Backpack], which is not just a visual accessory but a testament to the Zaku Minelayer's role on the battlefield.


P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Mine Layer

P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Mine Layer

P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Mine Layer

P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Mine Layer

P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Mine Layer

P-Bandai: RG 1/144 Zaku Mine Layer



  1. The color scheme and backpack are dope ... dammit

  2. I just wish they'd start making these things with waterslides.

  3. If I'm going to keep buying these things, they have to start including waterslides...

  4. Another PBandai? 3 anouncement for RG and 3 Zakus PBANDAI?!

    Why regular release of this Zaku?!

    Maybe RG Shin Mitsunaga in this year?

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