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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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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Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)--------
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)------------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--------
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)Navy Blue (AS8)Dark Sea Blue (70.898)Steel Blue (71.087)SEA BLUE (A.MIG-0227)Graublau – Grey Blue (RC208)Grey-Blue (HTK-_171)--Navy Blue (Matte) (77)--RAL5008 Graublau (X264)--Flat Non Specular Sea Blue (4604AP)
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)
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)--Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)--------
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)
Yellow (H4)Yellow (C4)Flat Yellow (XF3)Flat Yellow (70.953)Medium Yellow (71.002)YELLOW (A.MIG-0048)----yellow (solid matt) (32112)Yellow (Gloss) (69)------Gloss Yellow (4642AP)
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray (C11)----USAF Light Gray (71.276)LIGHT GRAY (A.MIG-0209)----------------
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)Intermediate Blue (71.299)FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)Intermediate Blue (RC235)Intermediate Blue (HTK-_027)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)Intermediate Blue FS35164 (1720)--Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (UA045)--
Light Brown (H321)Light Brown (C321)Deck Tan (XF55)--Light Brown (71.027)SANDGRAU (A.MIG-0009)Deck Tan (RC019)--beige (solid silk matt) (32314)Oak (Satin) (71)--------
Green (H6)Green (C6)Green (X5)Black Green (70.980)--------sea green (solid matt) (32162)Brunswick Green (Gloss) (3)--------
--Flourescent Pink (C174)------------------------

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.