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Bandai 1/144 HG Oowashi Akatsuki

$50.99 AUD
The ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam, also known as the Akatsuki Gundam or simply Akatsuki, is a Mobile Suit featured in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. It is initially piloted by Cagalli Yula Athha using the "Oowashi" Sky Pack, and later by Mu La Flaga using the "Shiranui" Space Pack.
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Key features

1. Striking Design and Enhanced Detail:

The Owashi Akatsuki Gundam boasts a striking design that sets it apart from the original Akatsuki Gundam. The redesigned head, chest, shoulder armor, leg armor, and backpack give the Gundam a more aggressive and imposing appearance. The kit's enhanced detailing, particularly on the vents, thrusters, and beam sabers, further accentuates its intimidating presence.

2. Improved Articulation for Dynamic Posing:

The Owashi Akatsuki Gundam features improved articulation compared to its predecessor. The joints in the arms, legs, and shoulders have a wider range of motion, allowing for a greater variety of dynamic poses. This enhanced articulation enables builders to recreate action-packed scenes from the anime series or create their own unique poses.

3. Expansive Customizability with Aftermarket Parts:

The Owashi Akatsuki Gundam's popularity has led to the development of a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories. Builders can further customize their kits with these aftermarket additions, such as custom weapons, effect parts, and LED lighting kits. This level of customizability allows for even more personalization and creativity.

Returns & Refunds
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  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 Oowashi Akatsuki

Soar Through the Skies with the 1/144 HG Oowashi Akatsuki: Where Grace Meets Fury!

Gundam pilots, assemble! Prepare to dominate the heavens with the 1/144 HG Oowashi Akatsuki, a majestic mobile suit that blends elegance with devastating power. This ain't just plastic, it's a portal to the thrilling world of Gundam SEED Destiny, where Cagalli Yula Athha took flight and defied the odds.

Witness the sleek, gold-plated armor glimmering under the workbench lights, evoking a sense of nobility and raw potential. The powerful backpack, known as the Oowashi, grants aerial supremacy, letting you recreate epic dogfights and daring maneuvers.

But the Akatsuki's true strength lies in its versatility. Unleash a hail of destruction with the beam rifle and beam sabers, or shift tactics and deploy the shield for impenetrable defense. This Gunpla empowers you to write your own story in the skies.

More than just a model, it's an experience. Feel the legend of Cagalli come alive as you snap each piece into place. Imagine the cheering crowds, the strategic decisions, the thrill of victory against impossible odds. The Akatsuki awaits, ready to carry you to new heights.

Are you ready to answer the call and carve your name in the Gundam firmament? Claim your piece of destiny, grab your tools, and build the 1/144 HG Oowashi Akatsuki. The skies are yours for the taking!

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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 is the difference between the Owashi Akatsuki Gundam and the original Akatsuki Gundam?

The Owashi Akatsuki Gundam is a customized version of the Akatsuki Gundam, featuring a number of modifications, including: A new head design with a more prominent forehead fin and a longer V-fin. A new chest design with a larger intake vent and a more angular shape. New shoulder armor with integrated beam sabers. New leg armor with thrusters. A new backpack with a larger thruster unit.

What kind of plastic is the kit made of?

The Owashi Akatsuki Gundam is made of ABS plastic, which is a strong and durable material that is easy to paint.

What tools are required to assemble the kit?

The only tools required to assemble the kit are a pair of hobby nippers and a hobby knife.

How long will it take to assemble the kit?

The kit can be assembled in about 2-3 hours, depending on the experience of the builder.

What is the recommended age for the kit?

The kit is recommended for ages 8 and up. In addition to these five questions, buyers might also want to ask about the following: The specific features and articulation of the kit. The availability of aftermarket parts and accessories. The overall quality and value of the kit.