HGCE #198 ZGMF-X56S/α Force Impulse Gundam

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The Force Impulse is a highly adaptable and maneuverable Mobile Suit constructed for ZAFT ace pilots after realizing just how much a single, high-powered Mobile Suit could change the tides of battle. The ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam is essentially the ZAFT version of the Strike Gundam. Both suits utilize various interchangeable equipment packs to fill a slew of roles on the battlefield. The ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam commonly sorties with the α Force Silhouette to create the Force Impulse Gundam! α Force Silhouette functions almost identically to the original Aile Striker pack and allows the Force Impulse Gundam to fly in-atmosphere at impressive speeds. For easy deployment to the battlefield, the Force Impulse Gundam uses the Core Splendor System, which separates the Gundam into three parts, the Chest Flyer, Leg Flyer, and a Core Splendor.

Here’s what you’ll find alongside the Force Impulse Gundam for accessories:

  • Beam Rifle
  • Shield
  • Beam Saber x2
  • Core Splendor (Unpainted)
  • Silhouette Flyer (Unpainted)

Articulation –

The HGCE Force Impulse Gundam is a prime example of what a modern High Grade model kit should be, thanks to its highly articulate polycap construction! The Force Impulse Gundam features double-jointed limbs, swiveling thighs, and a uniquely articulated torso to provide a super dynamic look. This model is the perfect candidate for an Action Base, which Bandai made easy with an included 3mm peg hole on the underside of the Force Impulse Gundam. Thanks to some clever engineering by Bandai, recreating the Core Separation gimmick is a breeze! The first step is to separate the top and bottom halves of the Gundam at the waist. After that, just follow the brief instructions to achieve the proper pose for the Chest and Leg Flyers.

Weapons and Other Notable Attributes 

The Force Impulse Gundam’s Beam Rifle shares a strong likeness with the ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam’s Beam Rifle, only without the added armor plating. When the Force Impulse unequips its Beam Rifle, it clips into the back skirt armor for easy access. The Force Silhouette holds two Beam Sabers for close-quarters engagements. There are two transparent pink Beam Effects to recreate the deployed weapon for some radical action poses! Use Silhouette Flyer to show off the Force Silhouette while the Mobile Suit is separated!

This kit includes:

12 Runners total (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, E, F1, F2, SB13, PC002)
Total Piece Count – 157 with 4 Unused Parts
Foil Stickers
Materials – PS, PE

Additional Fun information

Pilot(s): Shinn Asuka, Lunamaria Hawke
Unit Type: Prototype High Mobility Multi-Mode Mobile Suit
Model number: ZGMF-X56S/α
Code name: Force Impulse Gundam
Overall Height: 18.4m(60.4ft)
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau

Scale: 1/144
Grade: High Grade
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Jun 2016
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Mechanical Designer: Kunio Okawara

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HGCE #198 ZGMF-X56S/α Force Impulse

Tips and Tricks –

By implementing the technique of Top Coating, you can do a great deal to help preserve the longevity of your models. This process will protect the original plastic of your model kit and prepare it for any additional modeling techniques to follow.

You can drastically improve your results by making the details pop on the HGCE #198 ZGMF-X56S/α Force Impulse with Panel Lining. The simplest solution for this is Gundam Markers or Tamiya Panel Line Fluid. If you’re up to a challenge making panel wash is always a great option too! It is always recommended to Topcoat with clear gloss beforehand, as some of the products commonly used for Panel Lining will degrade the untreated plastics over time.

Another way to keep adding detail is by applying Stickers/Marking DecalsTop Coating before the application will help decals stick to the surface much better. Using Top Coat after application will help hide the seams on traditional sticker decals as well as waterslides. This additional step will also keep them from peeling over time. Using Decals is a great way to add an even greater level of detail to your scale models.

General Safety Warning:

Suitable Age: 8+

Assembly required. Snap together, no glue needed.

Products shown in photos may have been professionally painted or computer rendered images. They may differ from the actual product.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD, Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

2 reviews for HGCE #198 ZGMF-X56S/α Force Impulse Gundam

  1. Ian Stewart (verified owner)

    A fantastic kit that can disassemble into four different pieces, making for lots of cool posing potential.

  2. Alex Dino (verified owner)

    A great and sleek impulse kit with stickers for the red on the wings being the only major downside

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