For Gundam enthusiasts, building model kits of their favourite characters is a highly enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than sitting down to assemble a brand new Gunpla, only to find you don’t have the tools on hand that you need.
While shopping for Gundam model kits at Hobbyco, be sure to check out our range of Gundam tool kits and specialist Gundam paint to help bring your model kit to life.
What Tools Are Needed To Build A Gundam?
Many fans of the Gundam universe strive to build their own working replicas of the iconic characters featured in manga, anime, films, and more. To ensure your Gundam model kit is as accurate and lifelike as possible, you’ll need to invest in a few tools. None of these tools are particularly expensive or unusual, and all are available at Hobbyco!
First and foremost, a Gundam builder will need a set of basic hand tools, such as a hammer, screwdriver, and wire cutter. These will be used for tasks such as attaching pieces of the frame together and trimming excess plastic from parts. Check out these common tools below.
Essential for anyone interested in building model kits, a Bandai Spirits Entry Nipper can remove small amounts of hard material — like wire — that is bent around irregular shapes.If you’re searching for a more powerful nipper, check out the Bandai Spirits Build Up Nipper, which is more durable and better suited for tougher materials.
Those new to the world of Gundam and plastic model kits often find the task of separating individual parts difficult. Well, those days are over thanks to the Bandai Spirits Parts Separator. This tool makes it simple to disassemble parts without causing any damage to ensure your finished model is as accurate and refined as possible.
Occasionally, you might find that certain parts of your model are rough to the touch. While rough plastic may not cause any actual danger, you want your Gundam to look as polished as possible.
In these situations, all you need to do is get out your handy Bandai Spirits Model Sanding Stick Set, which offers different degrees of roughness to smooth out areas on your Gundam model.
Paints and decals
Another important tool for Gundam builders is a set of paints specifically designed for plastic models. These paints can help to give the finished product a more realistic look, and they also resist chipping and fading better than standard hobby paints.
Hobbyco offers our customers a broad range of paint sets that clearly indicate the type of surfaces they can be applied to. Be sure to read the product description carefully before applying to avoid disappointment!
Finally, decals are often used to add intricate details that would be difficult to replicate with paint alone.
Shop For Gundam Tool Kits At Hobbyco!
Putting together your Gundam model should be an enjoyable experience. The last thing you want to be doing is making do with sub-par tools and equipment that won’t give you the finished product you desire.
Shop with Hobbyco for all your Gundam tool kit needs. We offer a wide variety of tools and accessories to help all model kit enthusiasts build the miniatures of their dreams.
Browse the full range online today and be sure to contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team with any questions.