Pokemon Garchomp

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Garchomp, the Mach Pokemon. Garchomp is the latest Pokemon to receive Bandai’s PokePla treatment! This line of adorable models provides builders with quick, colorful, and satisfying renditions of their favorite Pokemon! These models use a limited number of pieces and include full-color instructions, making them more accessible for younger builders. For more advanced builders, Garchomp and the rest of the PokePla line are the perfect candidates for experimenting with new techniques, such as seamline removal. Garchomp’s first evolution, Gible, can be captured throughout the Wayward Cave in Sinnoh. The Champion of the Sinnoh Region, Cynthia, uses a Garchomp as her primary Battle Pokemon in every Pokemon Game where she is present! Want to know what she finds so special about Garchomp? You’ll have to build this model yourself and find out!

Articulation –

Bandai has struck a balance between accuracy, posability, and accessibility with their PokePla lineup! The Garchomp PokePla kit hosts an array of articulation points, which provide builders with enough posability to create some decent battle poses. However, Garchomp will not articulate at the same level as HG Gundams or Figure-Rise model kits. There is no knee bend or side-to-side head movement. While some may see this as a downside, it does reduce the visible joints, seams, and, most importantly, the piece count. There are a handful of color-correcting stickers to help replicate Garchomp’s appearance. There is even a set to cover the hollow innards of Garchomp’s claws!

 This kit includes:

4 Runners total (A1, A2, B1, B2)
Total Piece Count – 44 Pieces
Foil Stickers
Materials – PS

Additional Fun information

Pokedex Entry from Pokemon Pearl: “It flies at speeds equal to a jet fighter plane. It never allows its prey to escape.”

Type: Dragon/Ground
Pokemon Category: Mach Pokemon
First Seen: Generation IV
Evolution: Gible – Gabite – Garchomp
Height: 1.90m(6.25ft)

Scale: N/A
Grade: N/A
Completed Model Height:
Original Release Date: Aug 2021

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Bandai’s line of Pokemon model kits offers a fun and exciting building experience for all ages! Even first-time builders will have no problem with the Pokemon Garchomp thanks to its reasonable piece count and easy-to-follow instructions. Additionally, the excellent price point of the Pokemon model kits makes them perfect candidates for experienced builders to try out new modeling techniques.

To drastically improve the appearance of your Pokepla, try implementing techniques such as seam line removal. Many of the early Pokemon models show some significant seam lines on visible parts, which some builders find undesirable and can lead to the separation of pieces over time. For a quick tutorial, attach the component you’d like to cement together, but leave a small but visible gap where the seam you’re trying to eliminate is. Using plastic cement such as AK’s Extra Thin Citrus Cement (which does indeed smell like citrus), run the applicator brush through the gap you created, filling it with a small amount of cement. After a few seconds, attach the parts all the way and hold while the cement works its magic. After the piece dries completely, begin sanding away at the seam and watch it disappear! It may take more than one application of cement to eliminate the seam, so try working on multiple pieces at once to increase efficiency. If you are not planning on painting the model, the seams may require additional sanding/polishing to match the texture of the bare plastic. Seam line removal is a great technique to learn, but it isn’t a perfect solution. Some of the seams are necessary for the model to articulate as intended, so find the right balance between a seamless static look and a functional model.

Be sure to finish your model with your preferred top coat to protect your hard work and give it a better feel in the hands!


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