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Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-01 Gundam FSD (Full Scale Development)

$40.99 AUD
Prototype fury! Gatling gun unleashes lead hail. Bulked up, custom shield. Build your own Gundam legend.
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Key features
  1. Gatling Gun Frenzy: Arm-mounted gatling gun unleashes a lead storm! Pose with the dynamic belt, rain bullets down on the battlefield, and become the king of firepower.
  2. Prototype Power: Bulked-up chest and shoulder armor scream "heavy hitter"! Stand strong against any foe, dominate the scene, and own the imposing presence of the Gundam FSD.
  3. Custom Shield Defense: Newly molded shield adds flair and function. Block attacks, create dynamic poses, and let the FSD's unique style shine through every battle.
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-01 Gundam FSD (Full Scale Development)

The custom local type Mobile Suits from chapter 11 "The Two Gundams" of "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD: Cucuruz Doan's Island", the Gundam FSD, is now available in the HG 1/144 line-up! "FSD" is an abbreviation of "Full Scale Development", meaning "pre-production". This powerful enemy Gundam comes with an abundance of new armaments such as an arm gattling gun and new shield! The characteristic Gattling gun on the arm has been recreated using soft materials in the belt section with two magazines included. The iconic shield and chest unit have also been recreated using newly designed parts. Set includes Arm Gattling Gun x1, Shield (new and existing), Beam Saber x2, MS Machinegun x1, and Shoulder Cannon x1. Runner x13. Foil sticker sheet x1. Marking sticker sheet x1. Instruction manual x1.

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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's special about this Gundam?

This isn't your average Gundam! The FSD stands for "Full-Scale Development," a prototype version boasting unique features: Arm Gatling Gun: Unleash a hail of bullets with this powerful arm-mounted weapon, featuring a flexible belt for dynamic posing. Heavy Armor: The FSD bulks up with thicker chest and shoulder armor, giving it an imposing presence. Custom Shield: A newly molded shield adds to the FSD's distinct look, providing both offensive and defensive capabilities.

Does it transform like other Gundams?

Unfortunately, the HG FSD doesn't transform. However, its impressive articulation and unique weapons make up for it, allowing you to recreate dynamic combat scenes and poses.

Is it pre-painted or do I need to paint it?

This HG kit comes molded in various plastic colors, capturing the FSD's blue, white, and gray color scheme. While not fully pre-painted, the color separation provides a good base, and you can always add decals or your own paint touch-ups for extra detail.

Is it difficult to build?

The snap-fit parts and clear instructions make this HG kit suitable for beginner and intermediate modelers. You'll be posing your FSD in no time!

Is it worth getting for Gundam fans?

If you're a fan of unique Gundam designs and heavy weaponry, the FSD is definitely worth considering! Its pre-colored parts, articulation, and distinct features make it a satisfying build and a cool addition to any Gundam collection.