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Bandai 1/144 HG YMS-08B Dom Test Type Prototype Mobile Suit

$40.99 AUD
Experience the prototype power! Build the 1/144 HG YMS-08B Dom Test Type with its unique head, optional chest armor, and simple build. Own a piece of Dom's history!
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Key features

1. Prototype Design and Visual Distinction:

  • Unique, angular head design: Departs from the classic Dom's boxy head, showcasing a sleek and experimental prototype aesthetic.
  • Optional chest armor: Choose between smooth or vent-covered chest pieces, allowing for customization and individualization.
  • Distinct gray color scheme with red accents: Contrasts the standard green Dom, emphasizing its prototype nature and offering a striking visual identity.

2. Customizable Weaponry and Posing Options:

  • Heat Hawk and Beam Bazooka: Provide the iconic Dom weaponry for combat displays and recreating memorable scenes.
  • Articulated joints: Enable dynamic posing and flexible display options, showcasing the Dom's agility and power.
  • Optional hand holding poses: Add variety and storytelling potential to your displays, depicting the Dom's actions and interactions.

3. Beginner-Friendly Build and Historical Significance:

  • High Grade (HG) classification: Requires minimal tools and prior experience, making it a great choice for beginners and casual Gunpla builders.
  • Snap-fit assembly and pre-colored parts: Streamline the building process and eliminate the need for extensive painting.
  • Owns a piece of Gundam history: Represents a significant step in the development of the iconic Dom mobile suit, adding historical intrigue to your collection.
Returns & Refunds
  1. Australian Consumer Law Compliance: Gundam Express Australia strictly adheres to the Australian Consumer Law for all transactions.
  2. Contact Process for Issues: If you encounter any issues with your purchase, you should first contact Gundam Express Australia via email at, describing the problem and providing photos and contact details.
  3. Response and Advice: Gundam Express Australia will promptly respond to your email to discuss the issue and advise on the next steps.
  4. USA Customer Policy: USA customers are not eligible for returns, refunds, or compensation for any issues including lost, stolen, or incorrectly delivered items.
  5. Return Conditions for AU and NZ: Items must be returned in their original, undamaged, and resalable packaging if requested by Gundam Express Australia.
  6. Refund and Replacement Policy: Australian and New Zealand customers may receive replacements or refunds for reasons like change of mind (before dispatch with a restocking fee), incorrect items, lost/stolen/damaged parcels during delivery, missing parts, or inability to supply an item. Gundam Express Australia will give you a Reply Paid number for you to return these items at no cost to you at your local Australia Post outlet.
  7. Non-refundable Items: Items that cannot be refunded include those that are opened, used, partly assembled, lost parts, self-damaged items, or items found with no issues.
  8. Duplication Promise: Returns are accepted if you receive a duplicate gift, provided the item is returned in resalable condition and at your own expense.
  9. Pre-Order Cancellation: While pre-order refunds are typically not offered, requests will be considered but subject to a 10% restocking and administration fee.
  10. Restocking and Administration Charge: A 10% fee applies to canceled orders or refunds to cover non-refundable third-party fees, calculated on the total value of the products and shipping costs.
Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HG YMS-08B Dom Test Type Prototype Mobile Suit

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Assembly Guide

Skill Level.2 Basic modeling skills are required. Parental supervision may be required for younger children. These kits are generally suitable for beginner builders. A basic set of modeling tools are required including nippers, hobby knife, sanding sticks/paper, file, and tweezers. No glue is needed for the general assembly. Parts will need to be removed by using a pair of nippers and cutting the part away from the runner. Parts may require clean-up where they were removed from the runner.

Gunpla (plastic model kits) are a snap together assembly and do not need plastic cement to complete. We always recommend having some plastic cement handy as a part of your modeler's tool kit. If you prefer to fix your model in a particular pose then plastic cement will work. Plastic cement is also perfect to use if a joint is loose. Apply plastic cement in a single thin layer and allow it to dry completely before test fitting. Re-apply more cement if necessary.

Gunpla (plastic model kits) are designed to be built and displayed without the need for painting. Kits are molded in different colours replicating the colours of the actual mecha from the Gundam series. A technique called colour separation, where multiple parts of the model are molded in different colours on the same sprue is also used. Gundam kits often include stickers or water-slide decals that can be applied to the model to enhance its appearance. Some Gunpla kits come with pre-painted parts or parts with pre-applied details, such as metallic or translucent finishes.

Many modelers still choose to paint their kits to customize and add further detail. Painting allows for more creativity and personalization, enabling modelers to achieve unique effects, weathering, and colour schemes that may not be available out of the box. However, the kits are designed to be enjoyable and visually appealing even without painting, making them accessible to a wide range of hobbyists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What series does the YMS-08B Dom Test Type appear in?

The YMS-08B Dom Test Type doesn't appear in any specific series but is depicted in various artwork and reference materials for the "Mobile Suit Gundam" universe. It represents a prototype version of the iconic Dom mobile suit.

How does the YMS-08B Dom Test Type differ from the regular HG Dom?

The Test Type features several key differences: Head design: A more angular and streamlined head compared to the regular Dom's boxy head. Chest armor: Optional choice between smooth or vent-covered chest armor, offering customization options. Weaponry: Includes a Heat Hawk and a Beam Bazooka, similar to the regular Dom. Color scheme: Primarily gray with red accents, contrasting the regular Dom's green color scheme.

Is the YMS-08B Dom Test Type model kit difficult to build?

Classified as High Grade (HG), the kit is suitable for beginners and experienced builders alike. It features snap-fit assembly and pre-colored parts, making the build process straightforward and enjoyable.

How detailed is the YMS-08B Dom Test Type model kit?

While prioritizing ease of construction, the HG kit retains a good level of detail. The pre-colored parts accurately represent the design, and panel lines and vents are present to add depth and realism.

Are there any variations of the 1/144 HG YMS-08B Dom Test Type available?

Currently, no official variations of the kit exist. However, some retailers may offer exclusive color variations or limited edition releases. Additionally, third-party companies may offer custom parts or accessories for further customization.