It's something along these lines:Speaking of Zeta, I'm about to build the Master Grade Rick Dias in Quattro colours and I'm a bit conflicted regarding how to build it as canonically as possible.
I checked the first Zeta episode for reference, arguably the most memorable scene featuring Quattro in his Rick Dias, and it doesn't show the knee exhausts nor the slightly modified head-cover. Additionally, the thrusters in the rear skirt and side of the legs look like the square ones instead of the round vernier ones.
The problem is that all those listed seem to be the pieces included in the Quattro custom that weren't there for the regular Rick Dias MG in navy blue as piloted by Apolly and Roberto so I'm not sure anymore what would be considered "correct" as Quattro's machine. Maybe those pieces are for the mass-production red Rick Dias that later appears in Zeta?
Could any of the thread regulars who can read Japanese tell me what the small text in the "FORM SELECTION" section of this page of the manual says? I'm only able to read "Head cover" and "Quattro" from the katakana but the rest is not possible for me. I'm not even sure if the image is clear enough to identify some of the kanji. :(
/cries in gaijin or is it gaikokugo?RMS-099 Rick Dias (Quatro Custom) (MG) (Gundam Model Kits) Bandai About item1 on the Web.www.1999.co.jp
"Multiple choices (for) each part (of) head cover, rear armor, knee pad, thruster.
The possibility to make either version, Quattro's and the mass production."
Some of the kanji are indeed kind of hard to decipher, but I think I got the gist of it.