There are several different series of Gundam mech models. There's the 1/144 scale High Grade series, the 1/100 scale Master Grade series, the insanely intricate 1/60 scale Perfect Grade series, and more. Then, there's the super deformed BB Senshi series – the latest of which has been getting a lot of attention.
Model making is a hobby for all ages. In Japan, the most prominent genre of models is Gundam models, otherwise known in Japan as Gunpla (GUNdam + PLAstic models). Most model builders usually try to make their creations as realistic as possible, sometimes complete with realistic environments to create fantastic dioramas
Gundam models are called "Gunpla" (ガンプラ) in Japanese. And at this year's Gunpla Expo, there were plenty of them. The event, which runs until November 25 in Tokyo's Akihabara, not only showcases upcoming models, but also the work of master Gunpla builders and famous fans. Let's have a look.