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Bandai 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan

$24.00 USD
Own the mighty Powered GM Cardigan! This 1/144 HG kit features bulky armor, diverse weaponry, and customization options. Build and display this formidable support mobile suit!
Key features

1. Powerful and Versatile Support Mobile Suit:

  • Imposing design: Bulky armor showcases its role as a formidable support unit.
  • Beam Rifle and Beam Saber: Deliver devastating attacks at range and in close combat.
  • Additional weapons and accessories (depending on the version): Expand combat capabilities and tactical options.

2. High Articulation for Dynamic Posing:

  • Wide range of motion: Allows for lifelike poses and recreating iconic scenes.
  • Articulated backpack: Enables dynamic movement and adds visual interest.
  • Posable shield: Offers defense and enhances display possibilities.

3. Customizable Appearance and Beginner-Friendly Design:

  • Optional armor parts and accessories: Personalize the Cardigan's look based on your preferences.
  • Snap-fit assembly: No glue needed, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced builders.
  • Pre-colored parts: Eliminate the need for painting, allowing for a quick and enjoyable build experience.
Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan

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  • Based on the Powered GM, this kit adopts a lot of newly designed parts such as distinctive backpack, shoulders, arms, legs.
  • The opening and closing cover of the Gatling gun is reproduced by changing the parts.
  • Its heavy shield can be suspended on the backpack. With included sub-arm, it can be adjusted directionally.
  • Includes a special rifle, cannons and shields.
  • Runner x8, Foil sticker x1, Instruction manual x1

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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 makes the 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan unique?

The Powered GM Cardigan stands out with its robust and armored design, showcasing its role as a support mobile suit. It features impressive firepower and versatility, making it a formidable opponent in battle. Additionally, its customization options allow for personalization and creative display possibilities.

How difficult is the 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan to build?

Despite its complex design, the High Grade (HG) classification makes it accessible to both beginners and experienced builders. Snap-fit assembly simplifies the process, while pre-colored parts minimize the need for painting. However, the sheer number of parts and detailed armor plates may require more patience and attention to detail compared to other HG kits.

What weapons and accessories come with the kit?

The kit boasts an impressive arsenal and equipment: Large Beam Rifle: A high-powered weapon for ranged attacks. Beam Saber: The iconic close-quarters combat weapon. Shield: Provides defense against beam and physical attacks. Backpack Unit: Houses the Beam Rifle and includes additional thrusters for enhanced mobility. Optional Parts: Allow you to customize the Cardigan's appearance, such as deploying additional armor plates or attaching a support stand.

Can the Powered GM Cardigan be combined with other Gunpla models?

Yes, the kit features various connection points that allow for compatibility with other Gunpla kits in the 1/144 scale range. This enables creative display options and allows you to recreate iconic scenes or build your own custom mobile suit configurations.

Are there any variations of the 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan available?

Several variations exist, each offering unique features and color schemes: 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan Full Weapon Set: Includes additional weapons and accessories for expanded combat capabilities. 1/144 HGBF Powered GM Cardigan Team Tri Fighters Colors: Features a unique color scheme based on the Team Tri Fighters anime series.