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BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 INFINITE JUSTICE GUNDAM TypeⅡ
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 GYAN Strom (AGNES GIEBENRATH CUSTOM)
BANDAI Hobby Orphans HG 1/144 Gundam Barbatos
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/100 VF-19 CUSTOM FIRE VALKYRIE WITH SOUND BOOSTER WATER DECALS
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/100 YF-29 DURANDAL VALKYRIE (ALTO SAOTOME USE) WATER DECALS
BANDAI Hobby HGBD:R MERCUONE UNIT HIROTO'S SUPPORT UNIT
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 GELGOOG Menace (LUNAMARIA HAWKE CUSTOM)
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 BLACK KNIGHT SQUAD Rud-ro.A (GRIFFIN ARBALEST CUSTOM)
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 DESTROY GUNDAM
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 BLACK KNIGHT SQUAD Shi-ve.A
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 IMMORTAL JUSTICE GUNDAM
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 RISING FREEDOM GUNDAM
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/100 #05 Sword Impulse Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HGGBM 06 1/144 PLUTINE GUNDAM
BANDAI Hobby HGGBM 05 1/144 GUNDAM 00 DIVER ARC
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 MAZINGER Z (MAZINGER Z INFINITY Ver.)
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/72 AMAIM GHOST MK-II
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 R04 Blitz Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 #28 Blaze Zaku Phantom
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 R13 Providence Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 R10 Raider Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 R17 Perfect Strike Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HG JYAKOMARU
BANDAI Hobby HG JYAKOMARU Sale price$38.00 CAD
Save $31.00BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 Typhoeus Gundam Chimera
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 Typhoeus Gundam Chimera Sale price$118.99 CAD Regular price$149.99 CAD
BANDAI Hobby HGGBM 08 1/144 GUNDAM PERFECT STRIKE FREEDOM ROUGE
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 BEARGGUY OHANA & ALOHARO SET
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 #05 CGUE Type DEEP Arms
BANDAI Hobby HG BURGLARYDOG
BANDAI Hobby HG BURGLARYDOG Sale price$46.00 CAD
BANDAI Hobby HG Amplified IMGN RYUOUMARU
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/72 MAILeS GOUYOCUSTOM
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/72 BUNYIP GINGA
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/72 AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline Weapon Set8
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/72 AARONRHINO
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/72 AARONRHINO Sale price$33.00 CAD
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 R16 M1 Astray
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 R05 Aegis Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 #13 Gundam Astray Blue Frame
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/100 VF-19 CUSTOM FIRE VALKYRIE WITH SOUND BOOSTER
BANDAI Hobby HG 1/144 GM (SHOULDER CANNON / MISSILE POD)
BANDAI Hobby HGBC 1/144 Galaxy Booster
BANDAI Hobby HGBC 1/144 Valueable Pod
BANDAI Hobby EX-Standard 007 Gundam Astray Red Frame
BANDAI Hobby EX-Standard 006 Strike Freedom Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HGBF 1/144 Build Burning Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HGBD:R 1/144 MERCUONE WEAPONS
BANDAI Hobby HGBF 1/144 Star Burning Gundam
BANDAI Hobby HGUC 1/144 #07 RX-75 Guntank
BANDAI Hobby EX-Standard 012 Gundam Deathscythe Hell EW
BANDAI Hobby EX-Standard 009 Destiny Gundam

High Grade Gundam (HG Gundam)

The Fascinating World of HG Gundam

Ever stumbled upon a miniaturized version of a giant robot and wondered, "What's this cool toy?" Chances are, you've encountered a Gundam model, specifically an HG Gundam.

Introduction to Gundam

Gundam is not just a toy; it's a cultural phenomenon. Originating from Japan, Gundam has captured the hearts of millions through its anime series, intricate model kits, and a vast universe of lore.


What is HG Gundam?

HG stands for High Grade. In the world of Gundam model kits (Gunpla), HG refers to a set of model kits that are 1/144 scale. They're designed with a moderate level of detail and articulation, making them perfect for both beginners and seasoned builders.

The Evolution of HG Models

From their inception, HG Gundam models have witnessed a remarkable improvement in terms of detail, articulation, and colour separation. Remember the simple designs of the 90s? Today, they've evolved into masterpieces that often mimic their anime counterparts with astounding accuracy.

The Appeal of Building Gundam Kits

Meditative Experience Ever felt the world melt away while you're engrossed in a task? Assembling a Gundam is like piecing together a 3D jigsaw puzzle. Every piece you snap together, every decal you place, brings you closer to creating a miniature marvel.

Collectibility Beyond the joy of building, there's a thrill in collecting. With a plethora of designs, series, and limited editions available, it's like hunting for treasures in a vast sea of possibilities.

How HG Gundam Differs from Other Grades

  • HG vs. MG (Master Grade) While HG offers a balance of complexity and accessibility, MG takes it up a notch. MG models are 1/100 scale and come with intricate details, often featuring inner frames and more parts.
  • HG vs. RG (Real Grade) RG kits, also at 1/144 scale like HG, bring forth a challenge with their insane details and color separations. Think of RG as a mini MG.
  • HG vs. PG (Perfect Grade) The pinnacle of Gunpla building, PG models are a massive 1/60 scale. With breathtaking details and features like LED lights, PG kits are a builder's dream.


Tips for Assembling HG Gundam Kits

  • Essential Tools for Beginners Starting with your first HG Gundam? You'll need nippers to cut pieces from runners, a file or sandpaper to smooth out nubs, and perhaps tweezers for those tiny stickers.
  • Techniques for a Polished Look Panel lining, using a thin marker or wash, can accentuate the details of your model. Top-coating can protect your model and give it a matte or glossy finish, depending on your preference.

Conclusion & Final Thoughts

HG Gundam kits, with their balance of detail and accessibility, offer a gateway into a larger world of Gundam. Whether you're a hobbyist, collector, or a fan of the series, there's something in the Gundam universe for you.

FAQs

  1. What's the best HG Gundam for beginners?

    • Many recommend starting with models from the HGUC (High Grade Universal Century) line, as they offer classic designs with modern engineering.
  2. How long does it take to assemble an HG kit?

    • For a beginner, a few hours to a day. For seasoned builders, perhaps a few hours.
  3. Are there any age restrictions for building HG Gundam?

    • While the kits are generally safe, they do contain small parts. It's recommended for ages 15 and up.
  4. Do I need to paint my HG Gundam?

    • It's up to you! HG kits come with colored parts, but painting can enhance their look.
  5. Can I customize my HG Gundam?

    • Absolutely! Many builders mix and match parts from different kits, creating unique custom models.