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Bandai 1/144 HG MS-05 Zaku I (Denim/Slender)

$23.00 USD
Experience the unique denim-textured Zaku I (Denim/Slender). Its slender build, diverse weaponry, and effect parts bring the Origin series to life. Dominate your foes with this iconic mobile suit.
From $10
4 × $5.75
Key features
  1. Distinct Denim-Like Texture: Immerse yourself in the unique aesthetic of the Origin series with this Zaku I model kit's distinctive denim-like textured paint job. The subtle variations in the texture add depth and realism, replicating the appearance of the mobile suit as seen in the manga and anime.
  2. Enhanced Mobility with Slender Build: Experience the exceptional agility and range of motion of this Zaku I model kit, featuring a slender build and streamlined contours compared to the standard Zaku I design. This enhanced mobility reflects the combat style emphasized in the Origin series, allowing for swift maneuvers and dynamic action poses.
  3. Overwhelming Firepower with Diverse Weaponry: Equip the Zaku I (Denim/Slender) with its signature arsenal of weapons, including a high-powered beam rifle, beam sabers, and a devastating heat hawk. Unleash a barrage of attacks and dominate opponents in both ranged and melee combat, demonstrating the Zaku I's versatility and formidable firepower.
Returns & Refunds
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  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 MS-05 Zaku I (Denim/Slender)

From "Gundam Origin" comes this High Grade Zaku I which can be built as either Denim's unit or Slender's unit.  Slender's unit sports the standard Zaku shield but Denim's shoulder lacks the shield and different parts are provided.  Weapons inlcude the Rifle, Bazooka, Machine Gun, and Heat Hawks

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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 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender)?

The 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender) is a high-quality plastic model kit of the Zaku I mobile suit featured in the anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin". This model kit features a unique denim-like textured paint job and a slender build, capturing the distinct appearance of the Zaku I from the Origin manga and anime.

What are the key features of the 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender)?

The 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender) boasts several impressive features, including: Unique Denim-Like Texture: Experience the distinctive denim-like textured paint job of this Zaku I model kit, replicating the appearance of the mobile suit as seen in the Origin manga and anime. The subtle variations in the texture add depth and realism to the model. Slender Build for Enhanced Mobility: Witness the slender build of this Zaku I model kit, featuring slimmer proportions and more streamlined contours compared to the standard Zaku I design. This enhances the mobile suit's sense of agility and flexibility, reflecting the combat style of the Origin series. Diverse Weaponry for Overwhelming Firepower: Equip the Zaku I (Denim/Slender) with its signature arsenal of weapons, including a high-powered beam rifle, beam sabers, and a devastating heat hawk. Unleash a barrage of attacks and dominate opponents in both ranged and melee combat. Effect Parts for Enhanced Combat Realism: Bring your Zaku I (Denim/Slender) display to life with the included effect parts that replicate the firing effects of its beam rifle and heat hawk. These effects add vibrancy and realism to your collection. Compatibility with 1/144 HG Zaku I Accessories: Expand the customization possibilities of your Zaku I (Denim/Slender) by using it with various compatible 1/144 HG Zaku I accessories, such as different weapons, backpack units, and effects.

What level of modeling experience is required for the 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender)?

The 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender) is recommended for intermediate to experienced model builders. While the instructions are clear and detailed, the assembly process can be challenging due to the small parts, intricate details, and the need for careful handling of the transformable components and weapons.

What tools are needed to build the 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender)?

To effectively build the 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender), you will need the following tools: Hobby knife: For cutting and trimming the plastic parts Sprue cutter: For removing the parts from the plastic sprue Sandpaper: For smoothing out rough edges Tweezers: For handling small parts with precision Cement: For glueing the parts together (optional) Paint (optional): If you want to paint the model kit, you will need primer, paints, and brushes.

What is the approximate price of the 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender)?

The approximate price of the 1/144 HG Zaku I (Denim/Slender) ranges from $20 to $30 USD, depending on the retailer and availability. Given the model kit's unique denim-like texture, slender build, diverse weaponry, effect parts, compatibility with accessories, and overall quality, it represents a worthwhile investment for Gundam enthusiasts and model builders seeking to add this distinctive Zaku I variant to their collection.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
A12 (Sydney, AU)
Gender: Male
Comments: Great kit, fun to pose
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Likes: It was in stock
Improvements: Nothing

I got back into the hobby after a 15year hiatus.
Needed something to keep me occupied during Covid and well revisited my hobby. Quality and variety of kits have improved drastically which made me a fan again. This kit was hard to find in Australia, and when it became available I jumped on it. Gundam Express Australia seem to have kits that can't be found anywhere else here in Aus. Keep up the good work! Thank you for helping me rediscover my hobby.