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

$40.99 AUD
Red & white American RX-78! Pre-painted, beam, gun, cannon. Beginner build, customize Stars & Stripes arsenal. Own unique Gundam legend!
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Key features
  1. Stars & Stripes Gundam: Red & white American hero! Pre-painted patriotism. Beam saber, machine gun, & shoulder cannon pack firepower. Own a unique legend!
  2. Beginner Builder or Custom Patriot: Snap-fit parts & poseable joints. Experienced builders can add weathering, lines, or personal touches for a truly American Gundam.
  3. Backpack Expansion Ready: Adaptor lets you equip future compatible weapons & gear. Create your own Stars & Stripes arsenal! Own Gundam history with an American twist!
Returns & Refunds
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

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

The Gundam Local Type (North American Type), hails from "Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: MSD Cucuruz Doan's Island."  It's armed with a machine gun, a beam saber, a shoulder cannon and a shield, and it's molded in colour with snapfit assembly; foil and tetron stickers are included for the markings. 

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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

Stars & Stripes Gundam or Classic White Giant? What makes it unique?

This kit features the iconic RX-78 in a unique North American Type design. It boasts a red and white color scheme with bold stripes, evoking the American flag. Choose if you prefer a patriotic twist on the classic Gundam or the traditional white and blue.

Pre-Painted Hero or Custom Canvas? How much personalization is possible?

The Local Type comes pre-painted in its signature red, white, and gray, ready for immediate display. However, experienced builders can add custom weathering, panel lines, or even experiment with different shades and markings to personalize their American hero.

Beam Saber Basics or Weapon Variety? What's in the arsenal?

The kit includes the standard beam saber for close combat, but also features a machine gun and a shoulder cannon for ranged firepower. This variety adds to the posing and display options.

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

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

Where's the North American Showdown Happening? Any special features or gimmicks?

The Local Type features an adapter for a backpack, which allows for potential expansion with other compatible 1/144 kits in the future. This opens up possibilities for customizing its loadout and creating unique American-themed mobile suits.