This gundam paper model is a SD RGM-86R GM III, created by shirokuma. The RGM-86R GM III is a mobile suit which first appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and later in the movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack.
In terms of raw battlefield potential, the GM III is a tremendous upgrade over the Federation’s antiquated RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II. The GM III was an upgraded GM II at heart, but featured a more powerful generator and improved sensors, making it a practically new mobile suit. The unit’s survivability was increased by adding Gundarium Alloy to the armor and strengthening the overall frame. Along with substantial armor upgrades, the GM III featured a higher output backpack modeled after the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II’s in order to take advantage of the generator’s increased output. The backpack increased the GM III’s thruster acceleration by 37% over the GM II’s, enabling a much higher speed and much greater maneuvering capability. Along similar lines, the GM III featured vernier units on the outer calf area of either of its legs, further enhancing the unit’s mobility and thrust capability.
Aside from armor and generator upgrades, the GM III was the host of a myriad of specially designed beam and conventional weapons. The GM III sports the typical head-mounted vulcan guns and a pair of beam sabers mounted on the backpack, but with its increased durability and speed, the GM III was able to mount either a 4-tube medium-missile launcher, or a 15-tube small-missile launcher on both shoulders, as well as two large 2-tube missile launchers on both side skirts. The GM III’s increased reactor output allowed for the use of a new, higher-ouput version of the GM II’s beam rifle as well. These additions gave the GM III more than a dozen missiles and a powerful beam rifle to use offensively at any given time when fully outfitted. For the defensive role, the GM III caries an identical shield to the GM II, but this shield is made out of Gundarium Alloy to increase its defensive capability.
The last upgrade of the Earth Federation’s already well-established RGM-79 GM mobile suit series, the RGM-86R GM III would prove to be much more than a casual upgrade for the GM, as the RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II was. The GM III was a much needed improvement for the GM mobile suit line, as the GM II was largely outdated by the mid-to-late UC 0080s.
The mass produced GM III was first introduced in the year UC 0088, during the First Neo Zeon War. The RGM-86R proved to be a major success and the GM III would see service into the U.C. 0090s as the mainstay mobile suit in the Earth Federation’s military forces. However, the GM III was later replaced by the new RGM-89 Jegan series and its descendants.
By the year UC 0096 the GM III was still in service despite being replaced by the Jegan series. GM III units were deployed against the Zeon remnant forces during the Zeon attack of Dakar, and later the Torrington Base. The GM III was deployed alongside the older RMS-179/RGM-79R GM II.
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D: Gray (NT Rashad)
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F: green (Construction Paper Daiso)
G: Sunflower (Construction Paper Daiso)
H: Red (Construction Paper Daiso)
I: Yellow-green (Construction Paper Daiso)
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