One day when I was out hunting for toys and things at some second hand stores I came by a bag of model parts. That night I dumped out the bag and started putting those parts together. The parts ended up being about 3 different Gundam models. I later gave the bag of parts to my friend to see if he wanted to sell them at his Hallstoybox.com business. After I gave the 3 models away I kept thinking about how much fun it was just trying to get those models together. I was lucky because he gave me the pile of Gundam parts back. Below are the first Gundams I put together from the pile of parts.
These models are snap together models but they are very detailed and far beyond what I would put together for snap models when I was a kid. You don’t need to do any painting with them either since the parts are made of different color plastic. The models are very intricate and fully poseable. Many of them come with different weapons and different configurations. This model for example came with two swords and three different guns.
I took my time putting this one together and I think it was maybe a 10 hour build. There are many different grades of these models. This model is a HG or High Grade model which is one of the more common grade models you will find. There is a grade I know of below this which is AG or Advanced Grade which can be put together in an hour or less. Then there are grades above HG which are MG for Master Grade and PG for Perfect Grade. Prices for all the models can range from $10.00 to over $300.00 for the Perfect Grade models.
Here is the list of model grades ranging from easiest on the left to hardest on the right.
AG HG MG PG
Advanced Grade, High Grade, Master Grade, Perfect Grade
If you like building things and especially are into robots these models are a lot of fun. They can be purchased at a lot of hobby stores, online at places like amazon.com and stores that specialize in Gundams and even at Barnes & Noble.
Below are some pictures of my Gundam X MAOH. I will be posting on my other Gundams I’m working on so please stop back.
I’ll be posting more Gundam stuff on my site soon.