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Bandai 1/1000 Mecha Collection Earth Federation Andromeda-Class 3rd Ship Apollo Norm

$19.99 AUD
Yamato's pre-painted Apollo Norm! Expand your fleet & lead the 3rd Andromeda ship. Detailed & crisp, this challenge rewards intermediate pilots.
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Key features
  1. Pre-Painted Powerhouse: Own a piece of Yamato history with this vibrant blue and white, pre-painted Apollo Norm. Sharp details and crisp markings let you display it right away, but experienced builders can add custom touches for further personalization.
  2. Fleet Formation Flagship: Expand your Space Battleship Yamato collection with this iconic 3rd-ship Andromeda! Showcase its sleek lines and powerful weapon systems alongside other vessels to recreate epic space battles on your shelf.
  3. Intermediate Captain's Challenge: Snap-fit construction simplifies assembly, but intricate details and smaller parts demand patience and some experience. Conquer this build and watch the Apollo Norm proudly lead your fleet on your display.
Returns & Refunds
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  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.
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/1000 Mecha Collection Earth Federation Andromeda-Class 3rd Ship Apollo Norm

The Apollo Norm, as seen in "Space Battleship Yamato 2202," joins the Mecha Collection model-kit lineup from Bandai! It's palm-sized and yet incredibly detailed; it's also in scale with the Mecha Collection Andromeda, so you can display these two mighty warships together!  It comes with marking stickers (including some for the Antares), and a display base with an adjustable pole.

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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

Yamato Fan or Mecha Collector? What's your connection to this ship?

The Apollo Norm is from the Space Battleship Yamato series, so being a fan is key. If you're a mecha enthusiast in general, you might appreciate its design and place in the Andromeda class, but understanding its role in Yamato lore adds another layer of enjoyment.

Pre-Painted Perfection or Painting Project? How much customization is possible?

This kit comes pre-painted in its iconic blue and white color scheme with sharp details and markings. It's display-ready right out of the box, but experienced modelers can add custom weathering or personal touches for a unique finish.

Display Details or Inner Workings? What's inside the box?

The focus is on the exterior, capturing the Apollo Norm's sleek lines and weapon systems. While there might be subtle hints of internal details, don't expect a fully visible interior at this scale. The joy lies in showcasing the ship's role in the Andromeda fleet.

Beginner Builder or Seasoned Captain? How challenging is the assembly?

The 1/1000 scale and snap-fit construction make it manageable for intermediate modelers. Smaller parts and intricate details still require patience and some experience. If you're a beginner, start with a simpler Space Battleship Yamato kit before tackling this detailed cruiser.

Where's My Fleet Waiting? Availability & Price?

The Apollo Norm can be found at online hobby stores and specialty retailers. The price typically ranges between $30 and $40 USD, depending on availability and retailer. Shop around for the best deal and expand your Yamato fleet!

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