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Bandai 1/100 MG Barbatos 4th Form

$57.00 USD
nleash the power of Gundam Barbatos from "Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans." With its highly detailed inner frame featuring a hub reactor, the model offers dynamic movement and impressive poseability. Unique interlocking armour, spinning gimmicks, and chrome-plated cylinders make it a masterpiece. Equipped with a versatile mace and gun, plus 3 pairs of interchangeable hands, this kit brings Barbatos's iconic poses to life. A must-have for any Gunpla aficionado!
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Key features
  1. Highly Detailed Inner Frame: One of the hallmarks of the Master Grade line is the detailed inner frame, and the Barbatos 4th Form is no exception. This inner structure not only offers robustness to the model but also provides an enhanced range of articulation. The frame is meticulously designed to reflect the mobile suit's mechanical intricacies and can even be displayed on its own as a testament to its engineering.
  2. Iconic Weaponry & Equipment: The Barbatos 4th Form comes with its signature mace and smoothbore gun, among other armaments. The mace, in particular, is a standout feature, showcasing the unique melee combat style of the Gundam. These weapons are recreated in great detail, allowing for dynamic posing and a faithful representation of scenes from the anime.
  3. Customizable Armour Plates: True to the adaptability of the Barbatos throughout the series, the MG version of the 4th Form comes with armour plates that can be attached and detached. This feature provides builders with the flexibility to customize the mobile suit's appearance and even recreate different forms or battle-damaged looks.

In essence, the Bandai 1/100 MG Gundam Barbatos 4th Form is a culmination of detailed design, advanced articulation, and customizable features. It offers both an enriching building experience and a highly poseable end product, making it a sought-after model for fans of the "Iron-Blooded Orphans" series and Gunpla enthusiasts alike.

Returns & Refunds
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  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 1/100 MG Barbatos 4th Form

Gundam Barbatos is the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans. 

The inner frame is designed for dynamic movement and includes a hub reactor. The level of detail of the inner frame is simply amazing and includes chrome plated cylinders. The hip joints have a left/right movement allowing recreation of Barbatos's famous looking down pose.

The armour and cylinders are uniquely attached and interlocks to the inner frame which enables full poseability. There is even a spinning gimmick on the hub reactor. Behind the knees, armour can be pulled out to expand the range of movement

The mace has a sliding handle and the gun has a slide and fold motion.

The hand parts are replaceable and include different 3 pairs.

Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans Series

"Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans presents a riveting exploration of space conflict and societal issues, through the lens of a group of orphans thrust into the chaotic world of mech warfare. Under the leadership of the steely Mikazuki Augus, these young pilots navigate the treacherous terrain of galactic politics and power struggles....

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Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans Series

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 difference between the "Full Mechanics" line and the traditional Master Grade (MG) series for "Iron-Blooded Orphans"?

The "Full Mechanics" line is a unique category specific to "Iron-Blooded Orphans" that sits between the High Grade (HG) and Master Grade (MG) in terms of detail and complexity. While it's 1/100 scale like MG, it doesn't offer the same intricate inner frame details that MG kits typically boast. However, "Full Mechanics" kits still provide a detailed build experience, highlighting the unique mobile suit designs of the IBO series.

I've seen the Barbatos in various forms. Is it available in both "Full Mechanics" and Master Grade?

Yes, Barbatos, one of the signature mobile suits from the IBO series, has been made available in the "Full Mechanics" line showcasing its various iterations. Moreover, there's an MG version, the MG Barbatos, which provides an even more detailed and articulate representation of this iconic mobile suit.

Considering the design differences, which is more beginner-friendly: "Full Mechanics" or Master Grade from the IBO series?

If you're a beginner, the "Full Mechanics" line might be a more approachable starting point. While it offers a good level of detail, it doesn't delve into the intricacies and complexities that Master Grade kits can present. However, if you're up for a challenge and want a deep dive into Gunpla building, the MG kits are an excellent choice.

Are the accessories and weapons from the anime series accurately represented in both the "Full Mechanics" and MG kits?

Absolutely! Both lines pride themselves on capturing the essence of the "Iron-Blooded Orphans" series. You'll find weapons, armaments, and accessories true to the anime, ensuring your model accurately reflects its on-screen counterpart.

Do I need specialized tools or additional purchases for the decals and detailing on these kits?

Both "Full Mechanics" and Master Grade kits come with stickers or decals for detailing, and you'll achieve the best results using a pair of nippers and perhaps a hobby knife for clean part separation. For those who wish to delve deeper into detailing, panel lining pens and top coat sprays can enhance the final look, but these are optional.

Customer Reviews

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Micah Ho
Gender: Male
Comments: Good build, great articulation and very good sculpture
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Very good kit

The build was fun, articulation is perfect and the mould is amazing, i accidentally snipped a ball joint from the thumb joint, other than that, highly recommend this kit

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B. (Adelaide, AU)
Gender: Male
Comments: Brilliant model
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Likes: Brilliant model, enjoy the size and how it looks in the end
The kit that leads my collection

By far my favourite mobile suit out of all the ones I own, even panel lined the whole kit (backpack too). Very impressive in its 4th form. Need more Barbatos.

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Shannan (Brisbane, AU)
Gender: Male
Comments: Amazing kit highly recommend getting ASAP
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My Number #01 Favourite MG

This is my second MG I had undertaken.
This is my absolute favourite MG! (along with Gundam MK-V)
An absolutely brilliant build & design that just blows your mind.
Also surprisingly beginner friendly too.

Come on Bandai, where's the MG Barbatos Lupus & Lupus Rex already?

As always if you haven't built this kit, then what are you waiting for?

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