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Gundam Model Kits

Gundam is one of the longest running series of anime that features giant robots or mecha. Gundam model kits come in plastic or non-plastic material. They are very popular among anime fans and model lovers.

The manufacturer of the plastic Gundam model kits is Bandai. The first plastic kits were sold in Japan in 1980. You can purchase Gundam model kits that either snap together or ones that require glue for assembly. Both the beginner and experienced modelers are able to enjoy the features of these kits. Gundam model kits are highly detailed, they vary in size, and they have several levels of grades listed below:

Level 1 - Creates action figures that are 5" tall, on a 1/144 scale. These kits have over 65 pieces and take approximately one hour to assemble.

Level 2 - Creates action figures that are 5" tall, on a 1/144 scale. These kits have over 70 pieces and take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes to assemble.

Level 3 - Creates action figures which are 5" tall, on a 1/144 scale. These kits have over 80 pieces and take about one hour and thirty minutes to assemble.

Level 4 - Has over 130 pieces and takes an estimated one hour and 45 minutes to assemble.

Level 5 - Has over 140 pieces and takes approximately two hours to assemble. These kits create action figures that are 5" tall, on a 1/144 scale and 7.5" tall on a 1/100 scale.

All the kits include stickers and some include decals to apply extra colors and markings on the model.

Bandai also offers some non-plastic model kits. These models contain unpainted resin, and no decals are provided. They are more expensive and often purchased by the experienced model builder.

Before you start to assemble your model, read the instructions and follow them. Make sure you cut all the parts you need for assembly and place them together. You may want to paint the smaller parts before assembly. During assembly, if any parts are loose, glue them together.

Gundam model kits can be purchased at many online stores, hobby stores and toy stores. Prices may vary depending on the scale and grade of the kit. Read the box carefully before purchasing a kit for a child. Some figure models contain removable pieces and are recommended for age 10 and up.

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