So I found a Zeta Gundam model kit I bought several years ago. Been having a great time putting it together. Then I remembered that stupid-ass younger version of myself threw away the runway and stand piece like an idiot.
Are there any places that sell individual pieces, or am I just fucked?
Not unless you live in japan, in which case you can look in the instructions, find the proof of purchase and send in to bandai to re-buy some runners. If you live anywhere else, you're straight fucked. You're better off just buying a new kit altogether.
Cont...OR you could buy the MG Mk 2 2.0. It comes with a stand like the Zeta 2.0 and I'm pretty sure it's compatible, you should probably check dalong on that one first though. Anyway, get the Mk 2, put it in a ground pose, then use it's stand for the Zeta. Unlike the Zeta, the Mk 2 doesn't need a stand to look good.
It's Bandai, it rarely makes sense. But yeah, if you don't live in Japan the it doesn't matter anyway. If you really just need to get that Zeta in the air for cheap, just pick up an Action Base 1 off amazon.
the proof of purchase is an order form that's in the back of the manual or front that you have to cut out and mail, thus destroying the manual.
essentially you have one opportunity to buy new runners because the manual is your proof of purchase