Sunday, January 10, 2010

MG MS-18E Kampfer English Manual & Color Guide

MS-18E Kampfer Color Guide

This mobile suit is on my want-to-have list of model kits. The MS-18E Kampfer from the Gundam OVA War in a Pocket. And like its German sounding name, it definitely sports a world war II German military motif. Yep, those potato mashers on the side of the knees sure raises that impression on me.

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One of my apprehensions for buying this kit however was the lack of available paints in my area for me to be able to match the color of this beautiful kit and to make it as close to the original as possible. Then again, I really didn't stay true to the colors of the MG Rick Dias when I re-did it for the second time. So I'd definitely buy this kit if I come across it.

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Bandai MS-18E Kampfer Color GuideBandai MS-18E Kampfer Color GuideBandai MS-18E Kampfer Color Guide

Bandai MS-18E Kampfer Color GuideBandai MS-18E Kampfer Color Guide

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
MS-18E Kampfer main body etcBright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(70%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(10%) + Sky Blue (H25)(20%) or you can use Gundam Color Blue 13
MS-18E Kampfer fingers, bazooka etcNavy Blue (H54)(45%) + White (H1)(50%) + Red (H3)(5%) or you can use Gundam Color Gray 17
MS-18E Kampfer internal frameNavy Blue (H54)(50%) + Black (H2)(50%)
MS-18E Kampfer inside of vernier etcOrange Yellow (H24)(80%) + Yellow (H4)(20%) or you can use Gundam Color Yellow 2
MS-18E Kampfer shotgun etcGull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(80%) + Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(20%)
MS-18E Kampfer sturmfaustLight Brown (H321)(60%) + Green (H6)(40%)
MS-18E Kampfer mono eyeFlourescent Pink (C174)(100%)
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Flourescent Pink
(C174)
Mr. Color
Flourescent Pink
(N99)
Acrysion
      
White
(H1)
Aqueous Hobby Color
White
(C1)
Mr. Color
White
(X2)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Gloss White
(70.842)
Vallejo Model Color
White (Gloss)
(22)
Humbrol Enamel
White (Gloss)
(22)
Humbrol Acrylic
white (Gloss)
(36104)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
white (solid gloss)
(32104)
Revell Email Enamel
SATIN WHITE
(A.MIG-0047)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss White
(4696AP)
Italeri
White
(X-2)
Tamiya Enamel
White (Lacquer Paint)
(LP2)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Pure White
(TS26)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
  
Black
(H2)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Black
(C2)
Mr. Color
Black
(X1)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Glossy Black
(70.861)
Vallejo Model Color
Black (Gloss)
(21)
Humbrol Enamel
Black (Gloss)
(21)
Humbrol Acrylic
black (Gloss)
(36107)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
black (solid matt)
(32107)
Revell Email Enamel
SATIN BLACK
(A.MIG-0032)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Black
(4695AP)
Italeri
Black
(X-1)
Tamiya Enamel
Black (Lacquer Paint)
(LP1)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(C92)
Mr. Color
Semi-Gloss Black
(X18)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(X-18)
Tamiya Enamel
Semi Gloss Black (Lacquer Paint)
(LP5)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(TS29)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
Black
(TS14)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
    
Red
(H3)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Red
(C3)
Mr. Color
Red
(X7)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Carmine Red
(70.908)
Vallejo Model Color
Red RLM23
(71.003)
Vallejo Model Air
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Enamel
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Acrylic
Fiery Red (Gloss)
(36131)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
fiery red (solid matt)
(32131)
Revell Email Enamel
RED
(A.MIG-0049)
Ammo Acrylics
Traffic Red
(HTK-_103)
Hataka
    
Yellow
(H4)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Yellow
(C4)
Mr. Color
Flat Yellow
(XF3)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Flat Yellow
(70.953)
Vallejo Model Color
Medium Yellow
(71.002)
Vallejo Model Air
Yellow (Gloss)
(69)
Humbrol Enamel
Yellow (Gloss)
(69)
Humbrol Acrylic
yellow (Gloss)
(36112)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
yellow (solid matt)
(32112)
Revell Email Enamel
YELLOW
(A.MIG-0048)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Yellow
(4642AP)
Italeri
Yellow
(69.004)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Lemon Yellow
(X8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Deep Yellow
(70.915)
Vallejo Model Color
Lemon Yellow
(X-8)
Tamiya Enamel
Pure Yellow (Lacquer Paint)
(LP8)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Yellow
(TS16)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
MS Yellow(Federation Mobile Suit Yellow)
(UG03)
Gundam Color
    
Green
(H6)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Green
(C6)
Mr. Color
Green
(X5)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Black Green
(70.980)
Vallejo Model Color
Brunswick Green (Gloss)
(3)
Humbrol Enamel
Brunswick Green (Gloss)
(3)
Humbrol Acrylic
Sea Green (Gloss)
(36162)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
sea green (solid matt)
(32162)
Revell Email Enamel
Bright Blue/Indy Blue
(H15)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Bright Blue/Indy Blue
(C65)
Mr. Color
Blue
(X4)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Dark Blue
(70.930)
Vallejo Model Color
French Blue (Gloss)
(14)
Humbrol Enamel
French Blue (Gloss)
(14)
Humbrol Acrylic
Blue (Gloss)
(36152)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
blue (solid matt)
(32152)
Revell Email Enamel
MEDIUM BLUE
(A.MIG-0103)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss French Blue
(4659AP)
Italeri
Ultramarine
(70.839)
Vallejo Model Color
Lufthansa Blue RAL 5022
(198)
Humbrol Enamel
Flat Blue
(XF8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
  
Orange Yellow
(H24)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Orange Yellow
(C58)
Mr. Color
Light Orange
(70.911)
Vallejo Model Color
Orange Rust
(71.130)
Vallejo Model Air
LIGHT RUST
(A.MIG-0039)
Ammo Acrylics
Signal Orange
(HTK-_133)
Hataka
  
Sky Blue
(H25)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Sky Blue
(C34)
Mr. Color
Sky Blue
(X14)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Mediterranean Blue (Gloss)
(48)
Humbrol Enamel
    
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray
(H51)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray
(C11)
Mr. Color
USAF Light Gray
(71.276)
Vallejo Model Air
LIGHT GRAY
(A.MIG-0209)
Ammo Acrylics
Light Gull Gray
(N51)
Acrysion
   
Navy Blue
(H54)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Navy Blue
(C14)
Mr. Color
Dark Sea Blue
(70.898)
Vallejo Model Color
Steel Blue
(71.087)
Vallejo Model Air
Navy Blue (Matte)
(77)
Humbrol Enamel
Navy Blue (Matte)
(77)
Humbrol Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
Flat Sea Blue FS35042
(1718)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042
(UA044)
Lifecolor
SEA BLUE
(A.MIG-0227)
Ammo Acrylics
Graublau – Grey Blue
(RC208)
AK Real Color
Grey-Blue
(HTK-_171)
Hataka
RAL5008 Graublau
(X264)
Xtracolor
Navy Blue
(N54)
Acrysion
Flat Non Specular Sea Blue
(4604AP)
Italeri
Titan Dark Blue
(69.022)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Field Blue
(XF50)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Grey Blue
(71.005)
Vallejo Model Air
Titan's Blue 1
(UG16)
Gundam Color
  
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue
(H56)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue
(C72)
Mr. Color
Medium Blue
(XF18)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Intermediate Blue
(70.903)
Vallejo Model Color
Intermediate Blue
(71.299)
Vallejo Model Air
Intermediate Blue (Matte)
(144)
Humbrol Enamel
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (F)
(4744)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Intermediate Blue FS35164
(1720)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164
(UA045)
Lifecolor
FRENCH BLUE
(A.MIG-0062)
Ammo Acrylics
Intermediate Blue
(RC235)
AK Real Color
Intermediate Blue
(HTK-_027)
Hataka
Intermediate Blue
(N56)
Acrysion
IDF Blue
(71.113)
Vallejo Model Air
RAF Blue (Matte)
(96)
Humbrol Enamel
INTERMEDIATE BLUE
(A.MIG-0228)
Ammo Acrylics
Flat Blue
(XF8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Dark Blue
(70.930)
Vallejo Model Color
Blue
(71.004)
Vallejo Model Air
Blue (Matte)
(25)
Humbrol Enamel
Blue (Matte)
(25)
Humbrol Acrylic
MARINE BLUE
(A.MIG-0123)
Ammo Acrylics
Pure Blue
(RC010)
AK Real Color
Signal Blue
(HTK-_102)
Hataka
Light Gray
(XF66)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Flat Medium Sea Grey
(4313AP)
Italeri
UK PRU Blue
(71.109)
Vallejo Model Air
PRU Blue (Matte)
(230)
Humbrol Enamel
RAF P.R.U. Blue
(2061)
Testors Model Master Enamel
RAF PRU Blue
(RC297)
AK Real Color
BS PRU Blue
(HTK-_207)
Hataka
   
Light Brown
(H321)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Light Brown
(C321)
Mr. Color
Deck Tan
(XF55)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Light Brown
(71.027)
Vallejo Model Air
Oak (Satin)
(71)
Humbrol Enamel
Oak (Satin)
(71)
Humbrol Acrylic
Beige (solid silk matt)
(36314)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
beige (solid silk matt)
(32314)
Revell Email Enamel
SANDGRAU
(A.MIG-0009)
Ammo Acrylics
Deck Tan
(RC019)
AK Real Color
     

The MG Kampfer is being sold for $$$$ at Amazon, 2800 yen at HWJapan, 3200 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 2931 yen at Amiami, 4000 yen at Hobby Search.

There isn't much Japanese text in the Construction Manual of the MG Kampfer, but below is a translation of the cells that have Japanese text in them. Construction Manual of the Kampfer was translated to English from the Japanese Manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review site.

MG MS-18E Kampfer Color Guide & Manual

The Master Grade Kampfer was also used as a model kit in the Plamo Tsukuro (making model kits) show in Japan. The show basically takes a model kit and gives it to some professional model kit builders to build and a film crew films it. Its a chance for promodellers to showcase their skills and the public to learn their tricks and trade secrets.