Thursday, March 4, 2010

1/72 Zoids Iron Kong English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 Iron Kong from Zoids English Translation of Color Guide & Manual

Back to some more translations of Color Guides. This time for the 1/72 Iron Kong made by Kotobukiya into a model kit. The Iron King is one of the living mecha that can be found in the Zoids anime franchise.

I like the way Kotobukiya designs their color guides. Even without understanding Japanese you can learn to read what color is needed based on the product code. Kotobukiya designed their color guides to be used with the Mr. Color Solvent based paints or Mr. Hobby Aqueous Color and other Mr. Hobby Line of paints. To demonstrate, lets look at the line of color posted below:

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That basically means:

Black (this you will have to learn to read Japanese) : (Mr. Color Solvent Paint Product Code No "C"2 for Black:) + (Mr. Hobby Aqueous Paint Product Code No H2 for Black) Paint Percentage in the Mixture


Be sure to add a "C" to the number is you are using the Mr. Color Solvent based paints.

Erratum: The "Dark Ash" listed is supposed to be "Dark Earth" with C22 product code.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
zoids iron kong main body black partBlack (H2)(30%) + White (H1)(20%) + Mahogany (H84)(30%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(15%) + Brown (H7)(5%)
zoids iron kong backpack brown 2Neutral Gray (H53)(30%) + White (H1)(30%) + Dark Earth (H72)(25%) + Purple (H39)(15%)
zoids iron kong main body redMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(40%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(20%) + Light Brown/Tan (H27)(20%) + Mahogany (H84)(20%)
zoids iron kong backpack gray 2White (H1)(50%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(20%) + Purple (H39)(15%) + Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(15%)
zoids iron kong main body brown 1Brown (H7)(30%) + White (H1)(20%) + Cocoa Brown (H17)(20%) + Black (H2)(15%) + Mahogany (H84)(15%)
zoids iron kong cylinder silverAluminum Mr. Metal Color (MC218)(100%)
zoids iron kong missile, cap, etc gray 1Neutral Gray (H53)(40%) + Dark Earth (H72)(15%) + Purple (H39)(25%) + White (H1)(20%)
zoids iron kong cylinder goldSuper Metallic Super Gold (SM02)(100%)
zoids iron kong canopy clear greenClear Green (H94)(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
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)
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)
Mahogany (H84)Mahogany (C42)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)DARK TRACKS (A.MIG-0035)--Mahogany Brown (HTK-_130)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)Wine (Matte) (73)------Flat Rust (4675AP)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)OLD RUST (A.MIG-0042)----Dark Brown (32181)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)------Flat Leather (4674AP)
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)--
Dark Earth (H72)Dark Earth (C22)Flat Earth (XF52)English Uniform (70.921)Dark Earth (71.029)MEDIUM BROWN (A.MIG-0070)RAF Dark Earth (RC287)Dark Earth (HTK-_009)Earth Brown (solid matt) (32187)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)Dark Earth ANA617 (F) (2054)RAF Dark Earth BS450 (X002)RAF Dark Earth FS 30118 (UA547)Flat Field Drab (4708AP)
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
Light Brown/Tan (H27)Tan (C44)Buff (XF57)Green Brown (70.879)German Yellow Brown (71.272)GELBBRAUN (A.MIG-0013)Gelbraun – Yellow Brown (RC063)Green Brown (HTK-_303)Ochre Brown (solid matt) (32188)Brown Yellow (Matte) (94)Africa Grunbraun RAL 8000 (F) (2099)RAL8000 Grunbraun (X803)Grunbraun/Gelbbraun RAL 8000 (UA203)Flat US Army/Mar.Gulf Arm Sand (4812AP)
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)--
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)
--Aluminum Mr. Metal Color (MC218)------------------------
--Super Metallic Super Gold (SM02)------------------------
Clear Green (H94)Clear Green (C138)Clear Green (X25)Transparent Green (Transparent) (70.936)--CRYSTAL GREEN (A.MIG-0092)Clear Green (RC505)----Green (Clear) (1325)--------

The 1/72 HMM Zoids Iron Kong is selling for $$$$$ at Amazon.

Color Guide was translated from the manual posted at Dalong's model kit review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the construction manual, kindly refer to this post.

Mode translated model kit color guides can be found here.

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