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Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type

$43.99 AUD
Rugged Origin blue warrior! Pre-painted, beam splits, heavy shield. Easy build, customize local legend. Own Gundam origin grit!
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Key features
  1. Origin Grit & Pre-Painted Power: Rugged blue & gray, battle-ready armor. Splitting beam rifle adds firepower. Own a Gundam legend's early-war prototype!
  2. Snap-Fit Simplicity or Custom Detail: Beginner-friendly assembly leads to dynamic poses. Experienced builders can add weathering, lines, or personal touches for a unique local hero.
  3. Battle-Ready Display or Origin Universe Expansion: Functional weapons & heavy shield bring war scenarios to life. Combine with other Origin MSD kits for epic One Year War displays. Conquer your shelf!
Returns & Refunds
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  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.
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HG RX-78-01[N] Gundam Local Type

A Gunpla version of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery)'s “Gundam Local Type” is here!
Equipped with the RX-78-01’s visor, this predecessor for the later Gundam Ground Type and Gundiver shows signs of its successors.
It comes equipped with an MS machine gun, arm- and shield-mountable beam saber, and bipod-supported shield.

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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

Rugged Origin or Sleek Prototype? What's the vibe?

This kit leans into the rugged, utilitarian aesthetic of The Origin series. Its boxy armor, heavy weaponry, and pre-painted blue and gray color scheme exude a sense of early-war toughness. Choose if you prefer battle-hardened grit or streamlined elegance.

Pre-Painted Powerhouse or Custom Canvas? How much customization is possible?

The Local Type comes pre-painted in its signature colors, ready for display straight out of the box. However, experienced builders can add custom weathering, panel lines, or even experiment with different shades of blue and gray to personalize their mobile suit.

Beginner Builder or Seasoned Mechanic? How challenging is it to assemble?

Snap-fit parts make it suitable for beginners. Even younger builders can enjoy putting together this rugged Gundam. While the articulation allows for some dynamic posing, it's not as intricate as more complex kits.

Where's the One Year War Happening? Any special features or gimmicks?

The Local Type features a functional beam rifle that splits into two smaller cannons, offering different attack options. Its large shield and heavy armor also add to the battle-ready aesthetic. These details make it a fun kit for posing and imaginary war scenarios.

Beyond Display Duty? Any compatibility or expansion options?

The Local Type is part of The Origin MSD line, which means it pairs well with other kits from the same series for larger One Year War displays. Imagine a gritty battlefield scene with various local-type mobile suits clashing on your shelf!