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Bandai 1/144 Raider Gundam

$8.00 USD
The 1/144 Raider Gundam from Gundam SEED is a fierce Gunpla kit known for its brutal "Raider Beam Tomahawk" that splits into dual beam sabers or combines for crushing blows. Its snap-fit build makes it beginner-friendly, while its excellent articulation allows for dynamic poses. Unleash the Raider's fury on your Gunpla battlefield!
Key features
  1. Brutal "Raider Beam Tomahawk": This signature weapon defines the Raider Gundam's aggressive style. It splits into dual beam sabers for swift melee attacks or combines into a devastating tomahawk for crushing blows. This versatility adds both visual impact and tactical options to your Gunpla battles.
  2. Unleash a Hurricane of Firepower: Besides the tomahawk, the Raider packs a punch with its high-powered beam rifle and optional shoulder cannons. This armament allows for ranged dominance, making the Raider a well-rounded combatant that can adapt to any battlefield situation.
  3. Dynamic Posing Potential: The Raider Gundam boasts exceptional articulation. Its mobile shoulder joints, leg flexibility, and movable fingers unleash a range of dynamic poses. Whether replicating iconic scenes or crafting your own battle scenarios, the Raider delivers impressive action on display.
Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 Raider Gundam

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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

Is the Raider Gundam pre-painted or snap-fit?

The Raider Gundam typically comes as a snap-fit kit, requiring no gluing for assembly. This makes it a convenient option for builders of all skill levels, especially beginners.

How's the articulation compared to other Gunpla kits?

The Raider Gundam boasts excellent articulation, allowing for a wide range of dynamic poses and action scenes. Its high mobility shoulder joints, leg articulation, and movable fingers enable you to recreate iconic Raider Gundam moments or craft your own thrilling displays.

Does the Raider Gundam have any unique weapons or features?

Absolutely! The Raider Gundam is known for its signature "Raider Beam Tomahawk," a devastating melee weapon that can also split into two beam sabers. Additionally, it comes equipped with a powerful beam rifle, optional shoulder cannons, and a shield, making it a versatile combatant on the battlefield.

Is it a good kit for beginners?

The Raider Gundam's snap-fit construction and straightforward assembly process make it an excellent choice for beginners. The lack of gluing requirements and pre-colored parts allow you to focus on enjoying the building experience and showcasing the finished model without needing advanced techniques.

What's the overall size and complexity of the model?

The Raider Gundam is a larger 1/144 kit compared to standard mobile suits. This provides more detail and presence on display, but it's still manageable for most skill levels thanks to the snap-fit assembly. Consider your available display space and desired level of detail when making your decision.