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Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-78GP01 Zephyranthes

$15.00 USD
Classic Gundam GP01 reborn in 1/144! Snap-fit build, iconic beam rifle & shield. Limited articulation, but captures essence of this legendary mobile suit. Oldie but goodie!
Key features
  1. Vintage Charm: This kit hails from 2000, capturing the essence of the iconic GP01 "Zephyranthes" from "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory." While articulation might not be cutting-edge, it embodies the classic appeal of early Gunpla.
  2. Snap-Fit Simplicity: No glue required! This HGUC kit is perfect for beginners or those seeking a quick and convenient build. Snap the pre-colored parts together and bring the GP01 to life with its signature beam rifle and shield.
  3. Timeless Design: Despite its age, the GP01 kit holds up well. Its proportions and details accurately represent the mobile suit, making it a satisfying addition to any Gundam 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 support@gundamexpressaustralia.com.au, 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 HGUC RX-78GP01 Zephyranthes

Here's a beautiful all-new version of the GP01 from Gundam: 0083 includes all the features we've come to expect from this fine High Grade Universal Century series, such as great detail, full poseability, snap assembly and parts molded in their final colours. Also comes with parts to build a little Core Fighter II.

Universal Century Timeline

Attention all Gundam enthusiasts! The Universal Century (UC) timeline is a continually unfolding celebration of Gundam excellence. Born with the first anime series, UC introduces the legendary RX-78-2 Gundam. Famously referred to as the "Grandad," this model has remained iconic since its inception and represents the quintessence of Gundam. In...

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Universal Century Timeline

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

Which version of the GP01 does this kit represent?

The HGUC Gundam GP01 typically refers to the "Zephyranthes" variant from "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory." However, some older releases may represent the "Fb" version with its additional thrusters. Always check the specific kit description or packaging for confirmation.

How's the articulation and posability?

The HGUC GP01 is an older kit, released in 1999, so its articulation won't be as advanced as newer models. While it can achieve some dynamic poses, the range of motion might be limited in certain areas like the shoulders and legs.

Is it a difficult build?

The GP01's difficulty level depends on your experience. It's a snap-fit kit, so no glue is required, but the parts are smaller and more delicate compared to newer kits. Younger modelers or those new to Gunpla might find it slightly challenging.

How accurate is it to the source material?

The GP01 kit captures the overall design of the Zephyranthes well, but some details might be simplified or omitted due to its age. Additionally, the color scheme may not be entirely accurate, requiring stickers for full detail.

Are there any alternative versions or upgrades available?

Several other versions of the GP01 exist in different scales and grades. The Real Grade (RG) version offers superior articulation and detail, while the Master Grade (MG) version is larger and features more intricate mechanics. Additionally, third-party companies offer upgrade parts for the HGUC GP01, such as improved joints or weapons.

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