One of the newest Gundam releases at HLJ is the BB Senshi #396: Build Burning Gundam! This particular little guy will be going on display at a local hobby shop in the near future, and I had the pleasure of building him over the weekend so he’d be ready for his trip.
This was actually my first time building a snap-fit kit, and I really enjoyed the experience. The BB Senshi kits are great for beginners like me, but they’re still challenging enough that I felt a (small) sense of accomplishment upon completing it.
The BB Build Burning Gundam comes molded in four colors, but I apologize that the yellow parts are a little hard to see above.
The head was the first piece I worked on, followed by the chest plate. I decided to go with the normal sticker for his visor–versus the one with pupils–for a more serious look despite his SD size. I was surprised at just how tiny some of the stickers were, and about lost the tiny black ones once or twice as I was trying to work them into the helmet slots on either side of his face. I was successful eventually though!
Again, the stickers proved to be the most challenging part of this kit since you only have one shot to get it right (but it wasn’t quite as hard as keeping the parts away from my cat).
And here he is–with his fire effect pieces snapped to his back! Unfortunately, they’re not made of clear plastic like his HG counterpart, but they still make for a nice addition to the kit! I had a great time working on this kit and I look forward to building my next one.