Building the Death Stinger Zoid.
The Death Stinger consists of:
1 Head Piece
1 Green Lens
1 Back Pack Port Piece
1 Sticker Sheet
1 Instruction Manual
The sticker sheet was redone on this piece and offers a variety of custom labels!
The build begins with assembling both front pincher claws.
We then move onto the legs, which are assembled one at a time.
The process is then repeated three times for a total of four legs.
The opposite side's legs are then started.
The legs are then attached to the body via two caps per leg.
The same process is then repeated on the opposite side.
The tail is then started.
Construction begins with the end segment.
The tail ends in a large cannon.
Dual guns are placed on each side of the main cannon, as well as cover plates.
The end result is one wicked looking unit.
We then move back to the end and place two "mouth" pieces.
The pinchers are then placed and held on via one cap per piece.
A closer look at the pincher assmebly.
Next, the head piece, and thorax cover are positioned.
The head cover is then assembled. Three pieces form a lever on the underside that enables the cover to rise and fall allowing access to the cockpit. The lens is also placed during this step.
This cover then snaps into place.
A closer look.
The dual back pinchers are then assembled.
The pinchers are then placed on the body.
The final step is affixing the large cannon with the CP-016 connector, and stickers are then placed and the unit is ready for display.
The sticker set includes some custom stickers that, I think, really add to the overall appeal of the unit. The custom stickers include a pair of Iron Birds (complete with descending arrows), a white and black Empire logo, and a head cover piece that adorns the top portion of the cockpit. I actually prefer this to the NJR release as the colors are more realistic. The unit makes a very nice addition to any collection and also marks the end of the Yuji Kaida line. The Death Stinger is a large unit that has both a complex look and feel to it. Below are some final pictures, as well as a comparison to the NJR version.
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