Gunpla


Mecha Parts Guy

Several weeks ago, I had started the most ambitious project yet on this blog. The rather epic PG Unleashed RX-78-2 kit! Progress was surprisingly steady and I was thoroughly enjoying the build. Work had been pretty hectic for a few days so the kit had to be shelved for a short period. After getting backContinue reading “Mecha Parts Guy”

RG Crossbone

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam is set in Universal Century (UC 0133) and there are space pirates! Tobia Arronax is the main protagonist of this Manga and he piloted the XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1. This particular Real Grade (RG) kit comes highly recommended by the Gunpla community for it’s great detail and overall building experience. WeContinue reading “RG Crossbone”

MG Sazabi Ver Ka

This absolute monster of a Mobile Suit appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. The Sazabi was constructed by Anaheim Electronics and piloted by the infamous Char Aznable. The MSN-04 Sazabi Ver.Ka (MG) is by far the largest and most ambitious Gunpla kit we’ve assembled so far and we’ve pulled out all the stops. ThisContinue reading “MG Sazabi Ver Ka”

Journey into Gunpla #011

A few kits were back in stock with our boys at Gundam Gateway! We’ve been waiting on these Gundam 00 Mobile Suits and several others for quite some time. The backlog was non-existent to this point and this had to be dealt with! Having both of these kits displayed with some rather fitting aftermarket accessoriesContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #011”

RG Force Impulse

It’s been quite some time since I last assembled a Real Grade kit. There are so many to choose from and the scale is rather enjoyable to build. The easiest way to them is the scale of a High Grade (HG) and the detail of a Master Grade (MG). Real Grade kits are much moreContinue reading “RG Force Impulse”

HG RX-78-2 Beyond Global

Mobile Suit Gundam was first released 42 years ago (when this buildlog was published). To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this incredible franchise, Bandai released a special edition of the very first Mobile Suit. The HG RX-78-2 Beyond Global. The RX-78-2 was piloted by Amuro Ray, he is the main character of Mobile Suit GundamContinue reading “HG RX-78-2 Beyond Global”

HG RX-121-1 Hazel-Custom

Released in 2005, the High Grade RX-121-1 Hazel-Custom is a rather illusive Gunpla kit in the UK. During a 2am browse on 1999 HobbySearch, I stumbled across this kit. It stood out from the crowd of HG kits currently available here in the UK at the moment. Wes Murphy from the Advance of Zeta MangaContinue reading “HG RX-121-1 Hazel-Custom”

HobbyZone Modular

I started my Journey into Gunpla with a modest hobby toolkit. With every finished kit, tools were added to the set for various uses when building. To be honest, it was getting out of hand! When streaming a Gunpla build on our Twitch channel, the right tools were not in reach or were tucked away.Continue reading “HobbyZone Modular”

EG RX-78-2 Giveaway

Before our first Gunpla build stream on Twitch, we discussed the idea with Gundam Gateway. They were kind enough to send us an additional EG RX-78-2 kit to giveaway to our followers! That giveaway is now live! Entry couldn’t be easier, simply Follow Terror-Byte Gaming on Twitch and Gundam Gateway on Instagram. This giveaway isContinue reading “EG RX-78-2 Giveaway”

HG Barbatos 1/144

Another kit from the 2015 Sunrise sensation Iron Blooded Orphans? Yes indeed. The show seems to be picking up quite a lot of traction at the moment. This could be due to the current pandemic and the Netflix binges that ensued… If you haven’t already watched it, I highly recommend doing so. IBO (Iron BloodedContinue reading “HG Barbatos 1/144”

Journey into Gunpla #009

The Terror-Byte Gaming Blog and our ‘Journey Into Gunpla’ series of posts are just over four months old now and what a journey it’s been so far! The kits that have been assembled, the tools that have been tested and reviewed and the awesome people we’ve met. From fellow builders, store owners and manufacturers ofContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #009”

Graze Ein HG 1/144

Iron Blooded Orphans Spoilers Ahead Towards the finale of the awesome series ‘Iron Blooded Orphans‘ the gravely injured Gjallarhorn Second Lieutenant Ein Dalton was essentially entombed in the experimental Mobile Suit ‘EB-AX2 Graze’. Driven by revenge for the demise of First Lieutenant Crank Zent, The Graze Ein entered Edmonton in pursuit of Kudelia Aina Bernstein.Continue reading “Graze Ein HG 1/144”

Journey into Gunpla #008

When the postman and couriers come knocking, it’s always an exciting time for the Gunpla builders and game collectors alike. Goodies have arrived at Terror-Byte Gaming HQ! A week ago today, an order was dispatched from Asakusa Japan. An order from HobbySearch. International shipping to the UK is definitely getting better. These guys take greatContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #008”

Journey into Gunpla #007

Something interesting that happened recently on my Journey into Gunpla. With the holiday season not long behind us and the UK being dragged through yet another lockdown, the reserves of Gunpla within the UK based stores have been heavily depleted. Some Amazon vouchers had tallied up and the MG 1/100 Heavyarms EW was in myContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #007”

HG WMS-03 MAGANAC

It’s time for another build log and it’s another Gundam Wing Mobile Suit! The HG WMS-03 MAGANAC Middle Eastern Nations Mass Produced Mobile-Suit. This kit was purchased not long after the listing went live on the Armor of God website and at the time of writing this post cost only £12.99! That’s right, this isContinue reading “HG WMS-03 MAGANAC”

Journey into Gunpla #006

We recently hosted a Giveaway to celebrate our Instagram reaching 1000 followers. The legends at Gundam Gateway were kind enough to sponsor it, sending us five of the new RX-78-2 Entry Grade kits to giveaway for runner-ups and we also purchased a £50 voucher for their webstore as the Grand Prize. One of the termsContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #006”

Journey into Gunpla #005

The reserve of Gunpla kits was exhausted much quicker than originally anticipated… I needed kits stat! With the current pandemic situation and the holidays fast approaching, it has proven somewhat difficult to source the kits I wanted for the collection. One of my favorite Gundam related shows is of course Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz andContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #005”

Journey into Gunpla #004

Not a terribly exciting post ahead, you’ve been warned… When I first starting building Gunpla, the Citadel Knife was the only knife in my arsenal. At the time, it did exactly what was required. As the kits progressed in grades and detail, the Citadel Knife quickly became obsolete. In with the New! The Olfa AK-5Continue reading “Journey into Gunpla #004”

RG Tallgeese EW 1/144

The series Gundam Wing remains one of my favorite Mobile Suit related animated shows. The Tallgeese in the series differs slightly from the Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz version that we’re building in this log. This kit was purchased from Amazon as it was on sale at the time. This is my second RG (Real Grade)Continue reading “RG Tallgeese EW 1/144”

Journey into Gunpla #003

‘Tis almost the season and the Secret Santas are starting to pop up once again. This year I have signed up for two, one with a Facebook group Game Trader and the other on Reddit. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Secret Santa but just in case, Secret Santa is where a group of people,Continue reading “Journey into Gunpla #003”

HGUC MESSER F01 1/144

We picked up the 1/144 HGUC MESSER F01 kit from our boys at Gundam Gateway (where else would we shop) just over a week ago. The box was quite a bit larger than the High Grade kits we’ve built in the past… This won’t be a build-log like our previous Journey into Gunpla posts. ThinkContinue reading “HGUC MESSER F01 1/144”

RG RX-93 Nu Gundam

Well, it happened! In the third riveting installment of Journey into Gunpla, the RG RX-93 Nu Gundam had just arrived from our boys at Gundam Gateway. After taking a look inside, this Real Grade was rather intimidating and I had decided to set it aside until I had assembled a few more High Grade kits.Continue reading “RG RX-93 Nu Gundam”

Gunpla Beginners Guide

Yes I know, I’m very new to this hobby myself. “What does this guy know about Gunpla? He has only been building for a few weeks” Well, it’s with that fresh perspective to the hobby that I feel I can offer tips to the enthusiastic newcomers. Consider this, a beginners guide… From a beginner. Workspace/HobbyContinue reading “Gunpla Beginners Guide”

Journey into Gunpla #002

A good day for Gunpla post here at Terror-Byte Gaming HQ. The postman has no idea what he’s in for! Two from Amazon and a kit from our boys at Gundam Gateway. Let’s start with the Amazon packages. Tamiya X-20A Thinner. I’ve seen this product in pretty much all the build videos on the StudioContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #002”

HG Hajiroboshi 1/144

It’s time for another Gunpla build. This kit was purchased from the guys at Gundam Gateway, who we have talked about in a previous post. Today we are building the HG Hajiroboshi, a slight change of pace from the RX-78-2 in terms of complexity but the kit looks great and comes highly recommended. From theContinue reading “HG Hajiroboshi 1/144”

Gundam Gateway

The journey into the extensive world of Gunpla continues. There are a number of UK based stores that stock the kits, the first we ordered from was Gundam Gateway. Fairly new in town and an impressive arsenal in stock. Their site is responsive and well laid out, with products divided into their respective grades. TheContinue reading “Gundam Gateway”

Journey into Gunpla #001

For many years, I’ve been a huge fan of the various Gundam Wing animated series and graphic novels. The Gundam model kits or ‘Gunpla’ have always intrigued me but it was all rather daunting. There is an absolutely huge catalog of kits in a number of grades. Twitch streamer and Mecha enthusiast VampyBitMe has aContinue reading “Journey into Gunpla #001”

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