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Bandai 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff

$25.00 USD
Experience Zeon's early prototype! Build the unique 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff with its rare design, high maneuverability, and simple build. Own a piece of Gundam history!
Key features

1. Rare Glimpse into Early Zeon Technology:

  • Unique prototype design: Capture the historical significance of this rarely seen Zeon mobile suit, offering a distinctive addition to your collection.
  • Early Zeon aesthetic: Features angular lines and exposed machinery, reflecting the raw engineering and technological advancements of Zeon's early mobile suit development.
  • Unveils the roots of iconic Zeon designs: Offers a glimpse into the evolution of Zeon mobile suits, showcasing the design elements and concepts that would later be refined and incorporated into iconic models like the Zaku and Gelgoog.

2. High Maneuverability and Dynamic Posing:

  • Articulated joints and streamlined design: Enhance the model's agility and flexibility, allowing for dynamic posing and showcasing the YMS-03 Waff's swiftness and responsiveness.
  • Beam Saber and Beam Rifle: Provide weapons for action-oriented poses and recreating memorable scenes from "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin."
  • Detailed thrusters and exhaust vents: Add realism to the model and emphasize the YMS-03 Waff's ability to maneuver and engage in high-speed combat.

3. Accessible Build for Beginners and Collectors:

  • High Grade (HG) classification: Requires minimal tools and skills, making it suitable for beginners interested in expanding their Gunpla collection with a unique historical mobile suit.
  • Snap-fit assembly and pre-colored parts: Streamline the build process and eliminate the need for extensive painting, allowing you to quickly enjoy the finished model.
  • Optional decals and stickers: Offer opportunities for further customization and personalization, adding unique markings and details to your YMS-03 Waff and making it your own.
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, 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 HG YMS-03 Waff

This very early iteration of the Zaku comes complete with the heat hawk (+stored state), bazooka, and shield, and the forearms are interchangeable with other Origin suits like the Prototype Gouf and Mobile Worker! Interchangeable hands are also included.

  • Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin III’s Zaku predecessor, the YMS-03 Waff, is available in HG!
  • Tetron stickers are included to recreate the markings of this early ancestor of the Zaku.
  • Flexible joints let it pose in a variety of ways, and its arms can be swapped with the HG Prototype Gouf and Revised Mobile Worker!
  • It includes a bazooka, shield, and heat hawk!

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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 series does the YMS-03 Waff appear in?

The YMS-03 Waff appears in the anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin," serving as an early prototype Zeon mobile suit.

What are the unique features of the 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff model kit?

The kit's unique features include: Rare and early Zeon design: Captures the distinct aesthetic of Zeon's early mobile suit development, offering a unique addition to your collection. High maneuverability: The design emphasizes speed and agility, reflected in the model's articulated joints and poseability. Simple and straightforward build: Classified as High Grade (HG), making it suitable for beginners and experienced builders alike. Pre-colored parts: Eliminate the need for painting for most users, streamlining the build process. Included weapons: Beam Saber and Beam Rifle.

Is the 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff a rare or limited edition kit?

While not strictly limited edition, the YMS-03 Waff is considered a rarer kit compared to mainstream Gundam models. It might require searching online specialty shops or finding stock from past releases.

How detailed is the 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff model kit?

While the HG classification focuses on ease of construction, the YMS-03 Waff kit features a good level of detail. The pre-colored parts accurately represent the design, and panel lines and vents are present for added realism.

Are there any variations of the 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff available?

Currently, no official variations or re-releases of the 1/144 HG YMS-03 Waff exist. However, third-party companies may offer custom parts or accessories for further customization.