High Grade Universal Century or HGUC are plastic scale models kits, or Gunpla of the Mobile Suits from the Universal Century timeline in the Gundam series. First produced in 1999, they supplanted normal HG kits such as the HG RX-78-2. They are known for their ease of construction and generous use of polycaps and tinted plastic for details such visual sensors, monoeyes and beam saber effect parts. The normal scale for these models is 1/144, but exceptions have been made for Mobile Armors. Starting in 2010 the HGUC line will extend to the After War and Future Century timelines with the HGAW and HGFC lines respectively.