RZ-028+ Slash Liger (Custom)

Old Concept Art of Slash Liger featured on the old Webcomic Website back in the day.

The Zoid known as Slash Liger, was a Zoid featured in the old Zoids Webcomic by Tomy back in the early 2000’s. Despite the old Webcomic having become a relic of of the NJR era, with little to no backups of it being saved, many Zoiders of my generation fondly remember the really cool motion and sound comic that featured some really unique Zoids that never made it as model kits. Among those, was the Slash Liger.

Slash Liger had been one those Zoids I had always desired as a kit. As a young teen with access to the internet, I would spend my days online looking up Zoids information, specially all the fascinating tidbits available only to Japan. And when I first saw this thing my mind was blown. It was a Blade Liger. But a Blade Liger with freaking BOOSTER BLADES. How cool is that? And my young mind interpreted its blades as this giant blades. So…GIANT BOOSTER BLADES! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?

How did this custom come about? It was a combination of things. That desire to keep obtaining Zoids I loved since childhood, mainly ones that didn’t have a kit of their own, and also the desire to keep improving as a customizer.

So, I decided to push forward, run the risk the project could crash and burn because of what at the time I thought would be to dificult. After running some tests on spare Blade Liger parts, I jumped the gun and ordered a cheap BT Blade Liger.

The first test where to see if I could make the head work somehow. The face blades, the more detailed cockpit, make a the head fins closer to the original’s.

After getting the BT Blade Liger and two sets of MSG Swords I thought got close to what I was aiming for, work began!

Then as the weeks went on and I had time to work on it, painting slowly got done and I started giving some of the parts shape utilizing parts from some Gundam kits I either owned or bought for parts.

Slowly the Liger was taking shape! Some pieces would change as the project went on. And since I wanted to make it a bit more unique compared to a normal Blade Liger, I gave it a new chest barrel cannon. And not any chest barrel cannon, but a big chest barrel cannon, cause why not. It already has giant blades! Might as well have a little more fun with it!

Unfortunately tragedy struck, in many senses. I had to leave on a family emergency back home for a week. And ironically it was the same week my apartment complex was getting the windows changed. The people that came to do my apartment weren’t to careful and while moving my stuff around lost some of the Liger’s pieces. When I returned from my trip I was to bummed to continue work on it..so I left it alone for about a month. When I came back to work on it I pretty much had to retool the whole waist. I used parts from Wild Zoids and Lego bits to do this.

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I continued further work by finishing the remaining booster and retooling the connection system.

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After fixing the waist and booster it was time to have a bit of fun !
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It can even wield its blades like a sword! Watch out Liger Souga!

At this point all that was left was paint. Which due to work and other projects to me a bit to finish.

And then after some time, finally it was done! The way I see it, there’s still a lot of improving I can do as a modeler. Slash Liger was a great experience that showed me that with time and effort I can accomplish things I’ve always wanted. And it’s not a perfect kit at all in my eyes, it has it’s faults. To me it’s a great kit that celebrates my childhood, and I’m happy with it for it. It’s a fun project that showed me many new things that’ll allow me to do even better next time.

ZW01 Wild Liger Extreme Release Form (Clear Ver.)

Wild Liger Extreme Release Form, or Clear Wild Liger like most in the fandom call it. This release is one of the CoroCoro 100 limited kits from a monthly sweepstakes, and has become one of the most sought after kits of the wild line.

It is so far the only fully clear Zoids Wild model. The beautiful blue on colorless clear make it a very beautiful peace.

Clear Wild Liger with Saber Fang Holotech.
Clear Wild Liger with HMM Clear Liger Zero.
Left Clear Wild Liger Cap, right regular Wild Liger Cap
Clear Wild Liger with some of the other Wild Liger variants.

Instructions:

The instructions this version of Wild Liger brings are the same as the standard first release.

For the other (many) Wild Liger variants, click below.

ZW01 Wild Liger Blade

Based on the iconic Blade Liger from the “New Japanese Release” (NJR), and protagonist Zoid of the first anime. The Wild Liger Blade was the first armor set released in the promotional campaign tied to the japanese arcade game Zoids Wild Battle Card Hunter. What better way to start a line of armors that are in a sense, a tribute to what came before, than with one of the most well known Zoids!

Wild Liger Blade and HMM Blade Liger
Wild Liger Blade and the Tomy Motoroized Blade Liger (AB)

Instructions:

Wild Liger Blade along side fellow Battle Card Hunter Zoids, Hunter Wolf Command and Fang Tiger Saber.
Wild Liger Blade and other Wild Liger variants.

For the other Wild Liger variants, click below.

ZW19 Fang Tiger Saber

Fang Tiger Saber was an armor set given out as part of the promotional campaign for the japanese arcade game Zoids Wild Battle Card Hunter.

It is inspired by the Saber Tiger of the “New Japanese Release” (NJR) that launched in 1999.

Fang Tiger Saber with the HMM Saber Tiger.

Instructions:

Fang Tiger Saber with Wild Liger Blade and Hunter Wolf Command, the other two Battle Card Hunter Zoids based on the classic models.
Fang Tiger, Fang Tiger Saber and Fang Tiger White Tiger Form

For the other Fang Tiger variants, click below.

Fang Tiger | Fang Tiger White Tiger Form

ZW19 Fang Tiger White Tiger Form

One of the Coro Coro 100 limited armor sets given during a monthly sweeptakes, Fang Tiger Wild Tiger form was given out in a bag alongside a boxed Fang Tiger kit.

The Fang Tiger White Tiger is actually a version of the Zoid showcased in the Zoids Wild manga serialized by CoroCoro.

Instructions:

The three Fang Tiger variants.

For the other Fang Tiger variants, click below.

Fang Tiger | Fang Tiger Saber