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Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1 "Exam" E.F.S.F. First Produced Mobile Suit Custom Type

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EXAM-powered fury! HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 1 boasts menacing armor, head options for standard & EXAM modes, & classic weapons. Build & pose this iconic Gundam with a touch of risky power!
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Key features

Switchable Head Designs:

  • Choose between the original video game appearance with a more rounded helmet and the newer manga design with a sharper visor and antenna.

2. EXAM System Optionality:

  • Recreate the iconic EXAM system with optional parts that add the distinctive head crest and arm-mounted verniers, or keep the unit's sleek base form.

3. Diverse Weaponry:

  • Armed with a 100mm machine gun, short shield, and two beam sabers, the Blue Destiny Unit 1 EXAM is ready for a variety of combat situations.
Returns & Refunds
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Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1 "Exam" E.F.S.F. First Produced Mobile Suit Custom Type

From "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Blue Destiny" comes the ever popular Blue Destiny Unit 1"Exam" in a new HGUC model kit. This version features two head designs for you to choose either the original video game appearance or new manga design with options to show EXAM system for either. Kit comes with 100mm Machine x 1, Short Shield x 1 and Beam Sword x 2. Runners x 9, Manual x 1 and Sticker Sheet x 1

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's the EXAM System and how does it affect the kit?

The EXAM System is a powerful but risky enhancement that amplifies the Blue Destiny Unit 1's physical and combat capabilities. The HGUC kit reflects this in two ways: Head options: You can choose between two heads, one with the standard visor and another with the EXAM System's distinctive red eyes, highlighting the unit's enhanced state. Sticker options: The kit includes stickers for the EXAM System's glowing red veins that appear on the body, allowing you to visually represent the system's activation.

How's the articulation and posability?

The HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 1 features decent articulation for its bulkier frame. Polycap joints allow for dynamic poses like wielding its beam saber, aiming the beam rifle, and even kneeling. However, the backpack and shoulder armor might slightly restrict movement in certain positions.

Is it a beginner-friendly build?

The kit utilizes snap-fit assembly, making it convenient for beginners. However, the smaller parts and decals might require some patience and attention to detail. If you're new to Gunpla, consider starting with a simpler HGUC model before tackling the Blue Destiny Unit 1.

How accurate is the kit to the source material?

The HGUC Blue Destiny Unit 1 accurately captures the design from the "Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny" media, including the anime, manga, and light novel. The proportions, armor details, and even the EXAM System head option are faithfully represented.

Are there any additional weapons or accessories included?

The kit comes with a good selection of weaponry and accessories: Beam Saber Beam Rifle Short Shield Hand options (closed fists, holding weapons) Stickers for markings and EXAM System details