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Bandai 1/144 HG Zaku II + Big Gun (Gundam Thunderbolt )

$60.99 AUD
Own the iconic Zaku II and its massive Big Gun! This 1/144 scale model kit features accurate anime colors, dynamic posing, and a quick build. Relive the battles of Gundam Thunderbolt!
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Key features

1. Anime-Accurate Zaku II and Massive Big Gun:

  • Faithful color scheme: Captures the dark green and muted tones of the Zaku II from the "Gundam Thunderbolt" anime, ensuring an accurate representation.
  • Impressive size and firepower: The Big Gun adds a dominant presence to your collection, showcasing the devastating weapon wielded by the Zaku II.
  • Detailed panel lines and vents: Enhance the realism and capture the intricate design elements of both the Zaku II and Big Gun.

2. Dynamic Posing and Display Options:

  • Articulated Zaku II: Enables dynamic poses and recreates iconic scenes from "Gundam Thunderbolt," bringing the mobile suit to life.
  • Posable Big Gun: Offers some flexibility in positioning, allowing for impactful displays and showcasing the weapon's destructive potential.
  • Optional Beam Rifle (in some versions): Adds further weapon customization and expands your posing possibilities.

3. Quick and Easy Build for Beginners and Collectors:

  • High Grade (HG) classification: Requires minimal tools and prior experience, making it a perfect choice for beginners and casual Gunpla builders.
  • 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.
  • Owns a piece of "Gundam Thunderbolt" history: Adds a significant mobile suit and weapon combination from the beloved series to your collection.
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 support@gundamexpressaustralia.com.au, 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 Zaku II + Big Gun (Gundam Thunderbolt )

Reissue of the Thunderbolt Zaku II + Big Gun kit.  This new anime version kit features a slight recolor from the original manga color release.  All parts come molded in multiple colors with foil stickers and marking stickers included to add extra colors and markings.  Includes one Zaku II and one very big gun.

  • Zeon's giant weapons are re-created in an impressive scale.
  • A set of the "Big Gun" and Sniper Zaku II. Can pose holding a large weapon.
  • The tripod for the Big Gun has a extension gimmick to adjust the height.
  • Fully redesigned, including MS body.
  • Runner x15, Marking sticker x2, Color sticker x2, Bolt x6, Nut x6 Instruction manual x2

 

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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 "Anime Ver." and the "Manga Ver." of this model kit?

While both versions of the kit feature the Zaku II and Big Gun from "Gundam Thunderbolt," the "Anime Ver." boasts a slightly different color scheme compared to the "Manga Ver." The anime version features a darker green and a more muted tone overall, aiming to be a more accurate representation of the mobile suit's color as it appeared in the anime series.

Is this model kit difficult to build?

Classified as a High Grade (HG) kit, it's suitable for both beginners and experienced builders. Snap-fit assembly and pre-colored parts make the build process straightforward and enjoyable. However, the sheer size of the Big Gun might require some additional attention and patience during construction.

How detailed is the model kit?

Despite its HG classification, the kit retains a good level of detail. Panel lines and vents are present throughout the Zaku II and Big Gun, adding depth and realism to the models. Additionally, the pre-colored parts accurately represent the anime's color scheme.

Does the kit come with any weapons besides the Big Gun?

Yes, the kit includes the iconic Heat Hawk, a staple weapon for the Zaku II. Additionally, some versions might include a Beam Rifle for further customization and display options.

Can I pose the Zaku II with the Big Gun equipped?

While the Zaku II can be posed in various positions, the massive Big Gun might limit some poses due to its weight and size. However, the kit offers some flexibility in positioning the gun, allowing for dynamic and impactful displays.

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