Real Grade Gundam combines the intricacy of their Perfect Grade counterparts with the affordability and accessibility of a simpler model. They’re the perfect gift for a Gundam enthusiast — shop now at Hobbyco!
What Is RG In Gundam?
If you’ve never built a Gundam model before, you might be wondering what the acronyms — like ‘RG,’ for example — printed on the packaging mean.
These refer to the Gundam's grade or the skill level required to put it together. Not all Gundam model kits are the same. Some are more complex and require greater time, concentration, and patience. Others more closely resemble toys and are designed for younger Gundam enthusiasts who simply want to collect and display their favourite characters.
RG stands for Real Grade, one of the most popular types of Gunpla. A Real Grade Gundam is roughly palm-sized and should stand around 13cm tall when fully assembled. This line of Gunpla was first released in 2010 as part of the Gundam 30th Anniversary Commemoration.
Real Grade Gundam combines several positive features commonly found in other grades of Gunpla. Their relatively small size means they are quite affordable, particularly when compared with more complex Master and Perfect Grade Gunpla. Despite their low price, they feature the advanced inner frame technology of Master Grade Gundam. Fans also love them because they’re just as realistic as Perfect Grade models.
If you’re looking to take your model-building skills to the next level or already have some experience but plan to freshly apply your expertise to the Gundam universe, an RG Gundam could be the perfect option for you.
How Long Does It Take To Build RG Gunpla?
Real Grade Gunpla are some of the most detailed and intricate models available on the market, and as a result, they can take considerable time to build.
On average, it can take anywhere from 10 to 20 hours to complete an RG Gunpla model. However, this varies depending on the complexity of the model and the individual's level of experience. Many first-time builders may find that it takes them considerably longer to complete an RG Gunpla, while more experienced builders may be able to finish one in as little as 5 or 6 hours.
In any case, building an RG Gunpla is a satisfying and rewarding experience that can provide hours of enjoyment for Gundam enthusiasts.
If you’re keen to try an RG Gunpla, we recommend checking out a few of our bestselling models. The RG Tallgeese Ew, for example, stands at 15.24cm high and utilises insert moulding technology to allow for intricate detailing and easy assembly.
Browse the full range of Gundam RG available at Hobbyco today!
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There are few more enjoyable ways to spend a weekend than putting together a model kit, particularly if the finished product is one of your favourite Gundam characters.
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