Thursday, January 7, 2010

1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper HMM English Manual & Color Guide

Kotobukiya 1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper from Zoids Color Guide

Was actually quite surprised when I found out that Zoids comes in model kit form. Growing up I already saw Zoid toys, was quite curious as to what they were when I first saw them because they looked like mechanized beasts turned into war machines.

The first ever Zoid cartoon I ever watched was Zoids New Century, I think I saw it in Cartoon Network, not sure? Though I wasn't able to finish it during its initial run, I was lucky enough to have obtained a copy so as to watch the series in its entirety.

Color guide & Manual for the 1/72 Gun Sniper HMM from Zoids by Kotobukiya was translated to English from the Japanese Manual posted at Dalong's Model Kit Review site.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper body blue partCobalt Blue (H35)(30%) + Purple (H39)(25%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(25%) + White (H1)(10%) + Clear Red (H90)(10%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper sensor green partBright Green/Daytona Green (H26)(80%) + White (H1)(20%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper cylinder gold partSuper Metallic Super Gold (SM02)(100%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper body, weapons purple partPurple (H39)(40%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(10%) + White (H1)(10%) + Clear Red (H90)(10%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(30%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper joints cap orange partOrange Yellow (H24)(50%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(15%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(5%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper cylinder silver partSilver (H8)(100%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper body white partWhite (H1)(90%) + Purple (H39)(5%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(5%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper head antenna yellow partOrange Yellow (H24)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper canopy clear orange partClear Orange (H92)(100%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper frame gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(35%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(15%) + Clear Red (H90)(5%) + Cocoa Brown (H17)(25%)
1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper weapons yellow partOrange Yellow (H24)(30%) + Silver (H8)(20%) + Clear Orange (H92)(20%) + White (H1)(20%) + Sandy Yellow (Dark Yellow) (H79)(10%)
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Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Aggressor Gray (71.274)NEUTRAL GRAY (A.MIG-0239)Aggressor Grey (RC248)Aggressor Grey (HTK-_157)--US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)Aggressor Gray FS36251 (1794)FS16251 Medium Grey (X132)Light Grey FS36251 (UA034)--
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--SATIN WHITE (A.MIG-0047)----white (solid gloss) (32104)White (Gloss) (22)------Gloss White (4696AP)
Clear Red (H90)Clear Red (C47)Clear Red (X27)Transparent Red (Transparent) (70.934)--CRYSTAL RED (A.MIG-0093)Clear Red (RC503)--red (clear) (32731)Red (Clear) (1321)------Gloss Red (4605AP)
Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)------SIGNAL GREEN (A.MIG-0054)----emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)--------
--Super Metallic Super Gold (SM02)------------------------
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)Orange (71.083)ORANGE (A.MIG-0129)Orange (RC009)Pure Orange (HTK-_704)orange (solid matt) (32130)Orange (Gloss) (18)Orange (Gloss) (1527)--Matt Orange FS32246 (LC05)Flat Orange (4302AP)
Silver (H8)Silver (C8)Flat Aluminium (XF16)Silver (Metallic) (70.997)Silver RLM01 (Metallic) (71.063)MATT ALUMINUM (A.MIG-0194)Aluminium (Metallic) (RC020)--sliver (solid metallic) (32190)Silver (metallic) (11)Aluminum (F) (1781)--Matt Natural Metal FS37178 (LC24)Metal. Gloss Silver (4678AP)
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)Clear Orange (X26)Clear Orange (70.956)--CRYSTAL ORANGE (A.MIG-0097)Clear Orange (RC506)--Orange (clear) (32730)Orange (Clear) (1322)--------
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--SATIN BLACK (A.MIG-0032)----black (solid matt) (32107)Black (Gloss) (21)------Gloss Black (4695AP)
Cocoa Brown (H17)Hull Red (C29)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)RED BROWN SHADOW (A.MIG-0912)--Mahogany Brown (HTK-_130)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)Wine (Matte) (73)------Flat Rust (4675AP)
Sandy Yellow (Dark Yellow) (H79)Dark Yellow (Sandy Yellow) (C39)Deck Tan Wooden (XF78)--Sand Yellow (71.028)LIGHT WOOD (A.MIG-0038)--Grey Beige (HTK-_287)--Desert Yellow (Matte) (93)------Flat Middle Stone (4304AP)

Compared to Bandai model kits, I have to say that the color's needed to mix correctly the color of the Gun Sniper is quite complex. Then again, I'm only basing it on the Gun Sniper, the other zoid model kits in the Kotobukiya line might be different.

Kotobukiya 1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper from Zoids Color Translated Guide


Famous pilots of the Gun Sniper are Leena Toros, Naomi Fluegel and Vega Obscura of the Backdraft organization. The Gun Sniper gets its name from the sniper rifle that is housed in its tail and in the hands of a sharp shooter, can be very effective.

Kotobukiya 1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper from Zoids Color Translated Guide


The retail price of the Kotobukiya Gun Sniper is ¥3675, but you can get it cheaper at some online sellers who specialize in Japanese toys and model kits. Sold by 3rd party sellers at Amazon

Kotobukiya 1/72 RZ-030 Gun Sniper from Zoids Color Translated Guide

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