Plastic model kit assembly is a popular hobby. It is meticulous, detailed, and time-consuming, but it is a worthwhile activity. After hours of gluing, fitting parts, and painting, you have a scale model of your favorite character, automobile, or plane. Robot models are particularly popular right now as a result of franchises such as Gundam and Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion. Why not construct a robot model instead of another car, tank, or truck?
Here’s some model kits of famous robots:
1. Bandai Japan Getter Robo 1 Mechanic Collection Model Kit
This is a poseable, high-quality or better injection-plastic kit of a science fiction/anime item. Bandai’s Mechanic Collection kit of Getter 1 makes a welcome return to production for those of us who missed its initial release in 2001! After you’ve built it, this sharply detailed snap-fit kit is meant to see a lot of posing action; parts attach to a sturdy ABS frame, with some made of synthetic rubber to flex with the pose. A removable Getter Mantle is included, as are two Getter Tomahawk weapons and interchangeable synthetic-rubber hands. Nonscale Getter 1 is molded in color with foil stickers and comes with instructions that are in Japanese but are very well illustrated, as well as a color guide if you prefer to paint your kit. A fun and appropriate tribute to a long-loved super robot!
2. HMM Zoids Ez-054 Liger Zero Empire Ver. (Marking Plus Ver.)
The popular Liger Zero from Kotobukiya’s HMM series is coming back as an Empire version with new decals that look like the emblems and markings of the Guylos Empire.
The red and gold of the Guylos Empire replace the white that is usually used for this model’s shape and details. As a bonus, the kit also comes with clear parts that aren’t green or any other color. Model paint can be used to change the clear parts that don’t have any color.
Add this Guylos Empire-made red Liger Zero to your collection today.
3. Dunbine Aura Battler Leprechaun by Bandai
There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for the Aura Battler Leprechaun. You know there’s nothing but pain and doom in store for you. Model builders of all ages will go crazy for this beast, which comes complete with back wings. The armor is flawless, and the physique is ablaze. Many plastic model kits featuring robots are too appealing to pass up, and this guy is no exception. You won’t want to put your battling Leprechaun on a shelf once you’ve put all of the pieces together.
The model is in 1/72 scale. All of the pieces are made of plastic, but many of them are quite small. Remember that as you put it together. It is best for children over the age of eight, but it is enjoyable for adults as well.
4. MODEROID Shinkalion E6 Komachi by Good Smile Company
Flashy Shinkalion E6 Komachi is a Japanese plastic model kit based on the cartoon Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion. Fans of the show will be pleased to see that he looks exactly like he does in the show, down to the tiniest hint of a devious smile. However, this mecha is more than just a model. As you put him together, you’ll notice that his joints are fully articulated, allowing you to move him into a variety of poses. This includes the Moderoid’s famous Grand Cross pose as well as his Kaisatsu Sword maneuver.
Putting E6 together is a well-organized task that will still test you. The ABS and PS plastic pieces have separate runners for each color – and decals are included! While some parts have already been painted, the rest is entirely up to you. Just so you know, you can combine the MODEROID Shinkalion E5 Hayabusa model with it. You should also be aware that the model does not transform into a Shinkansen.
5. Kotobukiya Frame Arms JX-25F/RC JI-DAO EA Model
Frame Arms plastic model kits are popular in Japan, but the collection is quickly spreading around the world. Whoever builds this model will be ready for the lunar wars. Kotobukiya’s Frame Arms models are distinct in that they begin with a generic but movable and articulated robot skeleton. Attachment points can be found all over the skeleton. This allows for interchangeable parts, so if you purchase additional Frame Arms kits, you can mix, match, and combine them to create entirely new mecha robots!
Begin amassing a collection of Frame Arms. You can also look at Frame Arms Girls, a spin-off of the popular collection. Who can say? You may create your own FA character. Let us know what you come up with!
Plastic model kits from Japan are realistic but fantastical. You can find representations of your favorite anime shows and manga books that you may not be able to find in the United States. Examine Plaza Japan’s selection and choose the models you want to combine the most.
6. Hexa Gear Alternative Hg038 Sneak Sight
It is the first product in the “Alternative” series, which features small, easy-to-assemble models. A good starter model kit for those new to modeling. This product is compatible with plastic model parts from the H.E.X.A. Gear, Frame Arms, Frame Arms Girl, Megami Device, and Modeling Support Goods series due to its attachment pegs in 3mm and 5mm dia. and joint parts in Hexagear standard.
The two connecting spaces on the head base can be used to connect the head parts of other Governor figures. However, due to the shape of the parts, additional work may be required in some cases. For Governor figures, the Hexagram on the chest part can be converted into a simple flight unit.
7. Fujimi’s PLA Robi Special Version
Here’s a model that will appeal to kids of all ages. PLA Little Buddy is the perfect nickname for Robi. When you and your child finish this project, Robi will be your child’s constant companion. Many Japanese plastic model kits are ideal for children because they do not require glue or paint. That also applies to Robi. Because the pieces interlock, assembly is a breeze. All you have to do is connect the puzzle pieces. Each piece has already been painted and decorated. Even better, the parts can move, allowing your child to pose Robi while they play.
The plastic model kit box contains everything you need to assemble and display PLA Robi. You even get a stand to put him on! Your child can make him the center of attention on the bookshelf or desk. This model kit also includes tools needed to build a robot like a pair of nippers, which are sharp, so use caution when assembling the model with younger children.
Remember, this is an updated version of the original Robi. However, all of the same parts are still fully movable, so they are identical in that regard. The new Robi is a half-scale model, so keep that in mind as you put the pieces together.