Front Mission 4 Paper Model

In my Copious Free Time (hah) I occasionally work on paper models. I recently completed one that I’ve been building off and on for months. It’s from the Front Mission Japanese game series and its name seems to be Zenith. I have no idea what this game series is about, nor have I played any of them, so I don’t know what this model actually is. It could be a mecha, or a powered-armor suit, or a robot, or something else. It was fun to build, whatever it is.

It’s about 22cm tall and (as you can see) a bit too big to fit comfortably in my photo box.

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By adam

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  1. The main site is here:

    It’s hard to find the model from within the site, however. Try these links:

    I got those links from ; they appear to still work.

    Check back in a few days–I finished another model from the same game; I’ll get pictures posted in the next day or so.

  2. This is a piloted mecha, seen in all incarnations of Front Mission, and widely considered to be a classic and a fan-favorite. According to game backstory, the Zenith is an Aussie-made mecha, designed to excel at using shotguns and close combat. All appearances of the Zenith in the Front Mission games involve it holding a shotgun of some sort.

  3. may i have the master file? thats amazing…
    front mission 4 is my fovourite game, i miss to play that.

  4. I honestly don’t know how long it takes me to build a model like that one. I work very slowly. It takes so long that I’d probably be embarrassed to say how long it takes if I actually knew. 🙂

    I work on them over a long period of time, only for an hour or so at a sitting. Looking again at the PDF instructions, I’d guess that it takes me an average of at least an hour per step, and there are 30 steps in the instructions. I score all of the fold lines before cutting out the parts which definitely adds to the time but makes the finished edges straighter.

    It might be worth me mentioning that there’s another entry on my site about another Front Mission model, with a photo and links to the PDFs. The entry is here:

  5. Paper model of wanzer Zenith,eh?
    You’re trully incredible!I nearly don’t
    believe that it is constructed by
    sheets of paper!HA!HA!HA!

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