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Bandai 1/144 HGUC Crossbone Gundam X1 S.N.R.I. Prototype Mobile Suit

$41.99 AUD
Iconic Crossbone Gundam X1 model with Beam Zanber and Beam Rifle. Snap-fit assembly, some articulation limitations.
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Key features
  1. Signature Weapons: Includes the iconic Beam Zanber and Beam Rifle, allowing for diverse combat options and dynamic poses.
  2. Articulated Design: Features good range of motion in most joints, enabling expressive displays and action-packed scenarios.
  3. Snap-Fit Assembly: No glue required for construction, making it beginner-friendly and convenient for quick builds.
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 HGUC Crossbone Gundam X1 S.N.R.I. Prototype Mobile Suit

  • The Crossbone Gundam X1 controlled by space pirates in the comic "Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam" is joining the HGUC line!
  • Small joint parts allow for greater poseability.
  • Its distinctive weapons such as the Zanbuster are included. The beam effect parts for the Beam Zanber and Beam Shield are recreated with clear parts.
  • The core fighter can be reproduced by replacing the parts of the main thruster on its back.
  • Includes foil stickers to express the emblem and other color coding.
  • The open face can be recreated by replacing the parts.
  • Runner x11, 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 are the main differences between the HGUC Crossbone Gundam X1 and the X1 Kai versions?

The X1 Kai features minor improvements like a redesigned head unit, additional thruster details, and a slightly different color scheme. It also includes the "Skull Heart" markings for the X1's final battle configuration.

Does this kit require glue for assembly?

No, the 1/144 HGUC Crossbone Gundam X1 uses a snap-fit construction, meaning no glue is necessary for assembly. This makes it a good choice for beginners or those who prefer a quick and easy build.

How well does the kit pose and hold action poses?

The articulation is decent, allowing for a good range of motion in most joints. However, the shoulder armor can be a bit restrictive for certain poses. Additionally, the ankles have limited side-to-side movement.

What weapons and accessories are included in the kit?

The kit comes with the iconic Beam Zanber, a Beam Rifle, a Shield, and a Beam Saber. It also includes some optional hand parts for holding the weapons in different ways.

Are there any popular customizations for this kit?

Many builders enjoy adding panel lines for a more detailed appearance. Some also like to paint the kit in custom color schemes or apply decals for additional markings. Advanced modellers may even attempt scratch-building custom weapons or accessories.