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Bandai 1/72 NG RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)

$38.99 AUD Regular price $50.99
Immerse yourself in Gundam's world with intricate details, mechanical interior, and Federation's symbol of hope. Unleash the RX-78 Gundam's true power!
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Key features
  1. Intricate Details and Authentic Design: Immerse yourself in the world of Mobile Suit Gundam with the meticulously crafted details of the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model). Experience the intricate design of this iconic protagonist mobile suit, featuring its signature beam saber, beam rifle, and shield.
  2. Mechanical Interior with Working Parts: Uncover the inner workings of the RX-78 Gundam with its unique mechanical interior design. Explore the intricate details of the mobile suit's internal structure, including its cockpit, powerplant, and weaponry. Witness the realistic movement of its joints and pistons as you assemble the model.
  3. Symbol of the Federation's Hope: Own a piece of Mobile Suit Gundam history with the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model), a symbol of the Earth Federation's unwavering spirit and determination. This iconic mobile suit represents the hope and resilience of humanity in the face of overwhelming odds.
Returns & Refunds
  1. Australian Consumer Law Compliance: Gundam Express Australia strictly adheres to the Australian Consumer Law for all transactions.
  2. Contact Process for Issues: If you encounter any issues with your purchase, you should first contact Gundam Express Australia via email at support@gundamexpressaustralia.com.au, 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 1/72 NG RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)

One of the classic old Gundam kits from 1983, this reissue of the 1/72 RX-78 kit includes interior parts to allow you to build a cutaway version of the main mecha from the original television series. Kit includes a display base which holds batteries to light up a couple of mini light-bulbs that hide within the inner mechanism. The outer "skin" panels can be removed and replaced to reveal the insides. 

Plastic cement is required to assemble this kit. This is not a snap build.

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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 is the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)?

The 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model) is a high-quality model kit of the RX-78 Gundam, the iconic protagonist mobile suit from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. It is part of Bandai's Master Grade (MG) line, known for its detailed and accurate representations of Gundam and other anime mecha.

What are the key features of the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)?

The 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model) features a variety of impressive details and features, including: Intricate Details and Authentic Design: Immerse yourself in the world of Mobile Suit Gundam with the meticulously crafted details of the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam. The model kit faithfully captures the Gundam's iconic design, featuring its signature beam saber, beam rifle, and shield. Mechanical Interior with Working Parts: Uncover the inner workings of the RX-78 Gundam with its unique mechanical interior design. Explore the intricate details of the mobile suit's internal structure, including its cockpit, powerplant, and weaponry. Witness the realistic movement of its joints and pistons as you assemble the model. Symbol of the Federation's Hope: Own a piece of Mobile Suit Gundam history with the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model), a symbol of the Earth Federation's unwavering spirit and determination. This iconic mobile suit represents the hope and resilience of humanity in the face of overwhelming odds.

What is the level of difficulty for assembling the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)?

The 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model) is rated as an "Intermediate" level kit, making it suitable for modelers with some experience. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, but the parts may be smaller and more delicate than those in beginner-level kits.

What tools are needed to assemble the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)?

The only tools required to assemble the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model) are a hobby knife and a pair of nippers. However, some modelers may also prefer to use tweezers and sanding tools for a more refined finish.

What is the price of the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model)?

The price of the 1/72 RX-78 Gundam (Mechanical Model) can vary depending on the retailer, but it typically ranges from $40 to $60.

Customer Reviews

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Shane Graham
Gender: Male
Comments: It's standard old kit affair. Gluing just takes a little longer.
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Likes: It is an interesting kit, and delivery time was too quick 😆
Improvements: Nothing
A little extra needed, but worth it.

As an old kit you will need glue, supply your own LEDs, and I would suggest paint. This is not a snap fit model, and would give this thing 6 stars if they ever updated this with that feature plus a little more colour separation. Put in the extra effort and time and get it painted, it will look amazing, you will love long time.

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