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Bandai 1/144 HGUC PMX-000 Messala

$67.99 AUD
Winged titan transforms! Pre-painted crimson fury, beginner's glory. Conquer your shelf, one click at a time.
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Key features
  1. Crimson Colossus: Pre-colored red and white armor screams attention, wings unfurl for an epic display! This crimson beast dominates your shelf with pre-molded beam sabers, a transforming menace ready to unleash chaos.
  2. Shape-Shifting Terror: Don't underestimate the Messala's bite! Switch between mobile suit and mobile armor modes with ease, recreating iconic scenes or inventing your own epic battles. This kit is both beginner-friendly and versatile.
  3. Customization Canvas: Pre-shaded fury is just the beginning! Add decals, hand-paint, swap weapons, or modify with custom parts. This Messala welcomes your creative touch, a masterpiece built one click at a time.
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HGUC PMX-000 Messala

One of Paptimus Scirocco's less famous mobile suits, the Messala, is getting the HG treatment it deserves! The kit will feature everything you saw in the anime, like the ability to transform into Mobile Armour mode and brandish those two huge particle cannons! This will make a perfect addition to your Zeta Gundam collection, especially if you already sport the HG The-O kit.

  • Messala, the transforming MA from "Mobile Suit Z Gundam," joins the HGUC series.
  • Can be transformed from MA to MS mode with replacement parts.
  • The missile pod opening gimmick can be recreated.
  • The claw arm's gimmicks can be recreated with replacement parts.
  • The inner nozzles of thrusters are precisely recreated.
  • The giant thrusters on the back are movable on the support rods.
  • Includes an exclusive stand. The flight mode of MS or MA can be displayed with it and excess parts can be stored in it.
  • runner x 10, foil sticker x 1, bolt for stand x 4, nut for stand x 3, instruction manual x 1

Zeta Gundam

The Story Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is a Japanese television anime series that aired from 1985 to 1986. The story of Zeta Gundam is told through the viewpoint of Kamille Bidan, a civilian teenager and amateur mobile suit pilot whose parents are engineers working for the Earth Federation and the...

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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

This Messala looks huge! Is it difficult to build for a beginner?

Don't let the size fool you! The HGUC Messala uses snap-fit construction, making it surprisingly beginner-friendly. It breaks down into manageable pieces that click together easily, and the instructions are clear and detailed. Plus, the completed kit is surprisingly stable despite its size.

Can it actually transform between mobile suit and mobile armor mode like in the anime?

Absolutely! The Messala's transformation is one of its most iconic features, and the HGUC kit captures it perfectly. With a few simple part swaps, you can switch between the two modes, allowing you to recreate classic scenes or invent your own epic battles.

How poseable is it in both forms?

Both mobile suit and mobile armor modes offer satisfying articulation. The mobile suit has flexible limbs for dynamic combat poses, while the mobile armor boasts adjustable claws and leg sections for imposing stances. You can find a wide range of poses to show off this versatile kit.

Does the pre-colored red and white limit customization options?

Not at all! The pre-shaded armor is a great base, but the Messala is your canvas for creativity. You can: Add decals or stickers for unique markings and emblems. Hand-paint for personalized details like weathering effects or battle damage. Swap weapons with other HGUC kits for different combat styles. Modify with custom parts or accessories, like additional thrusters or beam effects.

Is it worth getting even if I have other Gundams?

That depends! The Messala is a unique and imposing addition to any Gunpla collection. Its size, transformation gimmick, articulation, and customization options make it stand out. If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding build with a truly epic display piece, the Messala is definitely worth considering.

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