It's easy to make this misconception because the hardest Gundam models on the market—Perfect Grades—are almost always 1/60 scale. But as we know now, scale has nothing to do with difficulty. The grade will always determine how many pieces make up a model, and therefore how hard it is to build.Sep 3, 2019
- It might be confusing when you’re shopping if you’re new to the hobby. What are the different sizes of Gundam models? There are five sizes: 1/144, 1/100, 1/60, 1/48, and Super Deformed. 1/144 is the size of High Grade and Real Grade models, Master Grade models are 1/100, 1/60 is reserved for Perfect Grade, and 1/48 is the Mega Size.
- In the Gundam anime, the mechs aren’t models – they’re 18 meters (59 feet) tall. The models you can build are scale models. The 1/144 size means it’s just a tiny fraction of the big mech; it’s only 144th the actual size.
- Top Pick: Bandai Hobby Wing Gundam Zero Version EW 1/100 – Master Grade This Gunpla is a good place to start for beginners because of its size and level of detail. It’s a 1/100 Master Grade, so it’s about 7 inches tall.
- They’re shaped differently and aren’t a scale model; they’re just a fun-sized model without any proportion accuracy. Notable characteristics of SD Gunpla are the big feet, big head, and tiny body. The eyes on SD Gunpla are also noticeably larger.