RG #12 RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes

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The Gundam GP01 is the first product of the Earth Federation’s Gundam Development Project, which sought to outpace the Mobile Suits developed by Zeon at the time. The Gundam GP01 drew obvious inspiration from the RX-78-2 Gundam in its design philosophy, as it could fight in atmosphere or space with equal efficiency through the use of varying equipment. The Gundam GP01 also features the second iteration of the Core Block System, which places the pilot inside a transformed Core Fighter instead of a traditional cockpit. The Gundam GP01 featured two Core Fighters, one for atmospheric combat and another for space use. The Gundam GP01 uses the latest Beam Rifle technology, as it’s the first Mobile Suit to utilize interchangeable E-Packs to power the weapon. The Gundam GP01 includes two spare E-Packs stored inside the shield to increase firing time.

Included alongside the Gundam GP01 for accessories:

  • BOWA XBR-M-82-05H Beam Rifle
  • RX•VSh-023F/S-04712 Shield
  • E.Blash•XBR-L-83d/Du.02 Beam Saber x2
  • Spare E-Pack x2
  • Jutte Beam Effect
  • 1/144 Kou Uraki Figure
  • Action Base Adapter


The RG Gundam GP01 was one of the earliest Bandai models to utilize pre-molded inner frame pieces in its assembly. These parts combine hard and soft plastics to create large movable joint sections, to which builders apply additional frame pieces and armor over the pre-molded parts. The RG Gundam GP01 uses twice as many pieces as its High Grade counterpart, providing much greater color accuracy on the 1/144th scale. The RG Gundam GP01 features a fully-functioning Core Block System. This feature separates the Mobile Suit into a bottom half and top half, conjoining with a transformable Core Fighter where the pilot sits. This gimmick does limit the mobility of the Gundam GP01’s torso, as it prevented Bandai from using supplemental ball joints inside the GP01’s frame. The arms and legs of the Gundam GP01 provide the model with a wide range of motion, both featuring unique armor sliding gimmicks for a dynamic feel.


Weapons and Other Notable Attributes 

Each weapon features updated designs loaded with surface detail without straying from the silhouette of the source material. These weapons feature the same excellent color separation as the Gundam GP01, providing some of the best-looking 1/144 scale weapons Bandai has ever made! The Gundam GP01 includes all the accessories you’d expect to find in a Gundam’s loadout, including a Beam Rifle, Shield, and two Beam Sabers. The shield features a sliding gimmick for increased coverage. This equipment attaches to the Gundam GP01 in two places for a secure hold! The Gundam GP01’s Beam Rifle features an under-barrel Jutte that projects a small beam blade, allowing the Mobile Suit to counter melee attacks without switching weapons.

This kit includes:

9 Runners total (A, B, C, D1, D2, E1, E2, F, G)
Total Piece Count – 246 with 2 Unused Parts
Marking Stickers
Materials – PS, ABS, PP
Japanese Instructions

Additional Fun information

Pilot(s): Kou Uraki
Unit Type: Prototype General-Purpose Mobile Suit
Model number: RX-78GP01
Code name: Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes
Overall Height: 18.0m(59.0ft)
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics

Scale: 1/144
Grade: Real Grade
Completed Model Height:
Gundam Series: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Mechanical Designer: Shoji Kawamori

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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 RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes with Panel Lining. The simplest solution for this is Gundam Markers or Tamiya Panel Line Fluid. Making your own 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 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 RG #12 RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes

  1. Yams (verified owner)

    It looks great, but this kit was a plastic grenade. I had to use glue on a lot of parts to keep it from falling apart. I have not touched it since I posed it because I’m afraid it would crumble.

  2. LordCmdrStryker (verified owner)

    Oh mannnn…

    + I LOVE how this kit looks. Maybe my favorite Gundam design
    + Beam rifle, shield, two beam sabers and the core fighter, but unfortunately…
    – Having the core fighter included in the main body means that the thing isn’t really able to pose very well and the torso attachment points are rather floppy
    – Posing in general feels incredibly tenuous, especially in the shoulders
    – There are two options for holding the shield: a permanently-attached hand which is at a wonky angle, and an MS-Joint hand with an arm peg, and the arm peg doesn’t hold on AT ALL

    Man, I wish I could give it a higher grade because it LOOKS SO COOL. Unfortunately, it seems like they were thinking a lot more about how the kit would LOOK and not much at all about how the kit should FUNCTION.

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