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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Here's the color guide for the master grade Kampfer, that was taken from hobby search.

MS-18E Kampfer Color Guide

While here's the color guide for the HGUC Kampfer.
Bandai MS-18E Kampfer Color Guide

The MG Kampfer is being sold for $41.80 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. Check out that particular show below.