Mobile Suit Gundam Gunpla Models

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A white, red and blue plastic Gunpla model with a sword and a shield.

A Mobile Suit Gundam plastic model.

A movie poster of the Mobile Suit Gundam animated TV series. In the forground a young man in a white suit similar to an astronauts, carrying his helmet under his arm. In the background a huge white, red, blue and gold colored Mobile Suit Gundam robot.

Mobile Suit Gundam is a Japanese animated TV series.

It is about space, war, and robots.

The giant robots in the series are called Mobile Suits.


The humans wear the giant robots as suits to fight each other.

The controls are in the body.

It is called the cockpit.

The robot’s head is the camera.

It sends images back to the cockpit.

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What Are Gunpla Model Kits?



You can build models of the Mobile Suit Gundam robots with kits.

A red and blue plastic Gunpla model.

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

The model kits are known as Gunpla.

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

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

The model kits are colored plastic pieces that you put together.

You don't need glue.

The pieces attach together similar to Lego.

The instructions are in pictures.

So there is no text to read.

A red and green plastic Gunpla model with a sword.


The pieces are already colored.

So you don’t have to paint them.

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There Are Different Grades of Gunpla Kits


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

This is a High Grade (HG) model.

A black plastic Gunpla model with a gun.

If you are a beginner start with kits called High Grade.

There are many different types of Gunpla models and kits.

Choose from the High Grade models if you are a beginner.

They are labeled HG, like this:

The letters H and G.


Check for HG on the box and in the item description online.


The box in which the Gunpla model comes. The illustration is an over-dramatized version of the red, white and gold plastic model. There are flames and explosions in the background. The HG letters are highlighted with a red circle.

Gunpla HG models cost from 10 to 40 US Dollars.

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

Gunpla HG models are usually about 12.5 centimeters (5 inches) tall.


The pictures on the boxes show how artists imagine the plastic model.


This is the artist's picture on the box.

The box in which the Gunpla model comes. The illustration is an over-dramatized version of the grey plastic model. It's flying through space. There are laser beams in the background.

This is the real plastic model.

A grey plastic Gunpla model with attached to a stand in a flying pose..

Check what the real Gunpla plastic model looks like before buying.

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There Are Gunpla Fans All Over the World


A mint green and orange plastic Gunpla model with a gun and a shield..

People from all over the world enjoy building Gunpla models.

You can find Gunpla fans who exchange helpful tips on:

  • websites

  • YouTube

  • online groups

There's a Gunpla-pedia website.

There's information about every Gunpla topic.

A transparent plastic Gunpla model in white, red, blue, green and yellow, with a gun and a shield.

The website Gunpla 101 is a good place to start.

You will find useful tips for beginners.

It is run by a husband and wife team.

They say:

There’s not just one correct way to build Gunpla.

We want to help you to build Gunpla in a way that makes you feel good.

Where To Buy Gunpla Model Kits


A white, red, green and yellow plastic Gunpla model.

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 to more than 100 US Dollars.


Read Part 2: Building Mobile Suit Gundam Gunpla Models


Update:

Netflix is making a live-action Gundam movie.

They haven't said yet who the actors will be

Photos: Premium Bandai , Bandai Hobby Site , Crunchyroll

Sources: Premium Bandai , Bandai Hobby Site , Gunpla 101 , Buefin Brands

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