Part 2: Building Mobile Suit Gundam Gunpla Models

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Plastic models of the Mobile Suit Gundam are called Gunpla.


A white and red plastic Gunpla model with a gun and a shield.

Getting Started With Building Gunpla Models


A white and blue plastic Gunpla model with a gun.

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Clippers and sandpaper are the basic tools you need.


A frame with blue, red and yellow plastic pieces. A hand holding clippers is cutting off a plastic shield.

Clippers


Sandpaper

If you want to continue making models, an organizer tray is a good idea.

It helps keep the parts sorted.

See how to use the organizer here.


Take your time building the models.


A white, red and orange, transparent plastic Gunpla model with a gun and a shield.

Building Gunpla models isn't difficult.

But sometimes not everything will work out perfectly.

Your first try might not always be successful.

But don’t give up.

You will slowly get better at building Gunpla.

A pink and orange grey Gunpla model with a gun and a shield.

Remember that building Gunpla models requires patience.

There are many pieces to assemble.

You might miss some details if you are not paying attention.

Take your time building the models.

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A grey and purple plastic Gunpla model with a gun and a shield.

If you feel bored, just put the kit down.

Come back to it when you feel like taking it up again.

Building Gunpla is fun.

It should not feel like a task.


This video explains the first things to know before you start.


The video shows lots of helpful information.

You can find advice for starting with Gunpla model kits.


Where To Buy Gunpla Model Kits


Next to each other, one viewed from the front, one from the backblack and grey plastic Gunpla model with a gun in each hand.

You can buy Gunpla kits online.

A good place to start looking for vendors for your country is this website.


Prices are between 10 US Dollars up to more than 100 US Dollars.

Photos: Premium Bandai , Bandai Hobby Site

Sources: YouSeeGundam on YouTube , Bluefin Brands

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