Tuesday, April 13, 2010

HG D-50C Loto Twin Set English Manual and Color Guide

1/144 Bandai HGUC Loto Twin Set English Translated Construction Manual and Color Guide

The D-50C Loto from the Gundam Unicorn OVA that is being released right now. This MS is basically a tank that transforms into an upright mobile suit. One key feature of this mobile suit is that it can carry a platoon of soldiers in it. It was seen in episode 1 of Gundam Unicorn disgorging a load of soldiers to storm an enemy fortification house.

Since I'm a military buff I know that tanks were born out of World War I. When the stalemate caused by trench warfare and the machine gun was broken by the presence of the mobile and impregnable tank. Come World War II, the Germans dominated the early campaigns with their use of the Blitzkrieg method of land warfare. Wherein tanks were supported by truck mounted infantry to form a rapid moving force coordinated by radios. Infantry helped remove the threat of a soldier having a portable rocket launcher attacking a tank from some unseen location. Some might say that World War II was won by the presence of air power, but its the ground forces who actually are responsible for holding the territory once its won.

Personally though I find this Mobile Suit boring. But then again, I think its because I'm not really into cannon fodder type of mobile suits. So if Bandai asked me if I wanted a Master Grade version of this I would have to decline.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set main bodyRLM71 Dark Green (H64)(100%)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set tracksRLM74 Dark Gray (H68)(100%)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set feet armor, abdomenMidnight Blue (H55)(100%) + White (H1)(small dose)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set upper arm, thighs etcMiddle Stone (H71)(70%) + White (H1)(30%) + Brown (H7)(small dose)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set chest part duct, vernier etcWhite (H1)(100%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set missile tipsOrange Yellow (H24)(100%)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set sensor top partClear (H30)(100%) + Clear Orange (H92)(small dose) + Clear Red (H90)(small dose)
HG D-50C Loto Twin Set sensor base partSilver (H8)(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
RLM71 Dark Green (H64)RLM71 Dark Green (C17)Field Gray (XF65)US Dark Green (70.893)Camouflage Dark Green (71.019)DUNKELGRÜN (A.MIG-0233)Grün – Green (RC049)Dark Green (HTK-_017)greenish grey (solid matt) (32167)US Dark Green (Matte) (116)Dunkelgrun RLM71 (SG) (2081)--Dunkelgrun RLM 71 (UA502)Dunkelgrün RLM 71 (4781AP)
RLM74 Dark Gray (H68)RLM74 Gray Green (C36)German Gray (XF63)Dark Bluegrey (70.867)Engine Grey (71.048)GRAUGRÜN (A.MIG-0253)Dark Eggplant Grey (RC242)Dark Grey (HTK-_230)Tank Grey (solid matt) (32178)Tank Grey (Matte) (67)Engine Gray FS36076 (2034)FS16076 Engine Grey (X128)Graugrun RLM74 (UA507)Graugrün RLM 74 (4784AP)
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--USN Sea Blue (71.295)--Sea Blue (RC257)Semi-Gloss Sea Blue (HTK-_006)----Flat Sea Blue FS35042 (1718)--Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042 (UA044)--
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)
Middle Stone (H71)Middle Stone (C21)--Middle Stone (70.882)Middlestone (71.031)DUNKELGELB BASE (A.MIG-0902)RAF Middle Stone (RC292)Mid Stone (HTK-_013)--Mid Stone (Matte) (84)RAF Middlestone ANA615 (F) (2052)--Middle Stone FS30266 (UA097)--
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)
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)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Clear (H30)Clear (C46)Clear (X22)Glossy Varnish (70.510)--GLOSSY VARNISH (A.MIG-0091)Gloss Varnish (RC502)Gloss Lacquer Clear Coat (HTK-XP09)Clear (solid gloss) (32101)Varnish (Gloss) (35)Gloss Clear Acrylic (2017)--Gloss Clear (LC73)Gloss Clear Acryl 35 ml (4638AP)
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)--------
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)
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)

The 1/144 HGUC D-50C Loto is selling for 1170 yen at Amiami, 1600 yen at Hobby Link Japan, $$$$ at Amazon 3rd party sellers.

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the D-50C Loto was translated to English from the original Japanese manual posted at Dalong.

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