The High Grade Universal Century (HGUC) AMX-011S Zaku III Custom is a 1/144 Scale kit released in 1999.

  • Classification: High Grade Universal Century
  • Lineup no: 003
  • Scale: HG 1/144
  • Franchise: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

Gunpla Manual / PDF File

Gunpla Information: Zaku III Custom

The AMX-011S Zaku III Custom (also known as the “Zaku III Kai”) is a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. The unit is piloted by Mashymre Cello. This MS also appears in the light novel Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis and is briefly piloted by Danton Hyleg.

Art Box

HGUC 1/144 AMX-011S Zaku III Custom
HGUC 1/144 AMX-011S Zaku III Custom

Release Info

Release Date: August 20, 1999
Price: ¥1,500

Neo-Zeon Mashymre Custom Mobile Suit

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Zaku III Custom
Zaku III Custom
Zaku III Custom

Gunpla Manual / PDF File

Kit Features


  • The head can swivel on a single ball-and-socket neck joint.
  • The arms can Swing on a peg-and-socket joint and Raise horizontally. The shoulder armor/shields are jointed, allowing some movement to avoid interference.
  • The upper arms can rotate.
  • Elbow joints can be bent up to 90 degrees.
  • The manipulators can swivel on a ball-and-socket joint.
  • The waist can rotate, though in an extent.
  • The upper thighs can swivel on a ball-and-socket joint, though in an extent due to the skirt armor panels.
  • Knee joints can be bent up to 40 degrees due to the hindrance of the rear leg panels.
  • The ankle joints can swivel on a ball-and-socket joint.

Weapons/Other Gimmicks

  • The hands are swappable.
  • Each of the weapons must be wielded by their respective hands.
  • The heel claws can be flipped down.
  • The upper fuel tanks can pivot up and down.
  • Front skirt armor can flip up forward to form Beam Cannons.

Tips & Tricks

  • For better results, some or most of the details are needed to be applied with Gundam Markers and/or Mr. Color paints.
  • Topcoat (Mr. Hobby recommended) can be used to protect applied stickers/marking decals and if any, painted details.

Gundam Information: AMX-011S Zaku III Custom

AMX-011S Zaku III Custom
AMX-011S Zaku III Custom

Although the AMX-011 Zaku III design lost out to the AMX-014 Doven Wolf as Neo Zeon’s intended new frontline mass production mobile suit, several Zaku III prototypes were produced. These Zaku IIIs proved quite popular with many Neo Zeon officers and ace pilots fighting in the First Neo Zeon War. One Zaku III unit ended up in the hands of Haman Karn loyalist Mashymre Cello, who employed his customized Zaku III in one of the last battles of the war. Although Mashymre’s Zaku III was referred to as the AMX-011S Zaku III Custom, it was indeed nothing more than the basic Zaku III loaded out with various optional equipment selected by Mashymre. His Zaku III Custom sported heavier and more stylized armor, a new head mounting a pair of vulcan guns, optional left shoulder armor with a hide bomb dispenser, a large backpack with powerful thrusters and ejectable external propellant tanks, and an enormous rear skirt armor plate. Shortly before the war’s end, Mashymre sacrificed himself while fighting rebels loyal to Glemy Toto. A second unit, commissioned by Haman for Char Aznable’s use and painted in his signature red, was instead assigned to test pilot Danton Hyleg. It was reactivated in UC 0096 when the Earth Federation Forces special forces unit Mastema visited Axis and was attacked by the private military group Birnam.

Technical Data

  • Model number: AMX-011S
  • Code name: Zaku III Custom
  • Unit type: Mass production general purpose mobile suit
  • Manufacturer: Neo Zeon
  • Operator: Neo Zeon; Earth Federation Forces
  • Accommodation: Pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
  • Dimensions: Overall height 25.3 meters; head height 21.0 meters
  • Weight: Empty 44.3 metric tons; max gross 71.4 metric tons; mass ratio 1.42
  • Armor materials: Gundarium composite
  • Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,860 kW
  • Propulsion: Rocket thrusters: 211,500 kg total (2 x 34,200 kg, 3 x 28,400 kg, 3 x 19,300 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 19
  • Equipment and design features: Sensors, Range 9,700 Meters; 2 x External propellant tanks, ejectable, Mounted on backpack
  • Fixed armaments: 2 x 30mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x waist beam cannon/saber, power rated at 2.8 MW, hand-carried in beam saber mode, stored in recharge racks in front skirt armor plates and hand-operated in beam gun mode; hide bomb dispenser, mounted on left shoulder; option rack shield on right shoulder, can store additional weapons
  • Optional fixed armaments: Beam rifle, Powered by rechargeable energy cap

General information

  • Pilot(s): Mashymre Cello, Danton Hyleg
  • First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
  • Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka (Gundam ZZ version)


30mm Vulcan Gun

These head mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power and are generally ineffective against mobile suits, though it can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors. These weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles or small vehicles.

Beam Cannon/Beam Saber

Mounted on the front skirt armor and hand operated in use, the barrel units of the pair of beam cannons can be ejected and used as beam sabers. As a beam cannon the output is 2.8 MW and when the barrel is removed and becomes a beam saber the output is 0.85 MW.

Beam Rifle

Mashymre’s Zaku III Custom uses a high performance beam rifle which was developed as an optional armament for the standard Zaku III. It has a long effective range and high output.

Beam Machine Gun

Used by Danton Hyleg’s Zaku III Custom, it was original used by the AMS-119 Geara Doga.

Hide Bomb Dispenser

Mounted in the left shoulder armor of Mashymre’s Zaku III Custom.

Option Rack Shield

The shield on the right shoulder contains a storage rack carrying spare beam sabers and grenades.

Official Images

HGUC AMX-011S Zaku III Custom
HGUC AMX-011S Zaku III Custom
HGUC AMX-011S Zaku III Custom
HGUC AMX-011S Zaku III Custom


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