Thursday, April 1, 2010

PG Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide

PG 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame Construction Manual

I've never built a Perfect Grade (PG) Gundam kit before, if I did have the chance to build one I guess the 1/60 Perfect Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame would be my ideal choice to be my first PG kit. I've always loved the design of the Gundam Astray's of Gundam Seed Destiny so that's probably the reason why. I already built a 1/100 Gundam Astray Blue Frame and am wanting to build already the 1/100 Gundam Astray Red Frame that I already have in my model pile after writing this post up.

Bandai English Translation of Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame Construction Manual

Bandai English Translation of Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame Construction Manual

Bandai English Translation of Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame Construction Manual

Bandai English Translation of Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame Construction Manual

This Perfect Grade kit was initially released on March 2009. I read that its been 5 years since prior to the Red Frame that Bandai last released last a PG kit. I have to wonder why the long time though for Bandai to make a PG kit. Could it be because Bandai decided to release a non-grade 1/60 Strike Freedom Gundam and 1/60 Freedom Gundam? Both titular mobile suits of the Gundam Seed anime that could have filled the hunger for Gunpla modellers out there who were starving for a BigScale kit that there was no point anymore to make a PG kit?

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame main body white partsWhite (H1)(100%) + Navy Blue (H54) (small dose)
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame mech internal red partsMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%) + White (H1)(small dose)
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame chest and shield's dark gray partsMidnight Blue (H55)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame waist light gray partWhite (H1)(40%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(30%) + Light Brown (H321)(30%) + Red (H3)(small dose)
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame beam rifle gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame camera eye clear green partClear Green (H94)(50%) + Clear (H30)(50%)
PG Gundam Astray Red Frame gerbera straight gold partGold (H9)(100%)
Lowe Gule skin colorFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%)
Lowe Gule green of bandanaYellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(100%)
Lowe Gule brown pantsWood Brown (H37)(100%)
Lowe Gule light blue partSky Blue (H25)(90%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(10%) + Pink (H19)(small dose)
Lowe Gule blue partBright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(100%) + Purple (H39)(small dose)
Lowe Gule brown of shoes and beltDark Earth (H72)(100%)
Lowe Gule edge of shoes light brown partDark Earth (H72)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
Lowe Gule yellow markOrange Yellow (H24)(100%)
Disclaimer

Construction Manual was translated to English from the Japanese Manual posted at Dalong. To make construction easier, the meaning of the symbols found in the construction manual can be found here.

PG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe Gule
PG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe Gule
PG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe Gule
PG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe Gule
PG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe Gule
PG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe GulePG Perfect Grade 1/60 Gundam Astray Red Frame English Manual & Color Guide Bandai Gundam Seed Lowe Gule


Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol AcrylicAMMO by Mig Jimenez
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)SATIN WHITE (A.MIG-0047)
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)Navy Blue (AS8)Dark Sea Blue (70.898)Steel Blue (71.087)----Navy Blue (Matte) (77)Navy Blue (Matte) (77)SEA BLUE (A.MIG-0227)
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)----------------
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--------Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)----
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Aggressor Gray (71.274)----US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)NEUTRAL GRAY (A.MIG-0239)
Light Brown (H321)Light Brown (C321)----Light Brown (71.027)beige (solid silk matt) (32314)Beige (solid silk matt) (36314)Oak (Satin) (71)Oak (Satin) (71)SANDGRAU (A.MIG-0009)
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)Red RLM23 (71.003)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Fiery Red (Gloss) (36131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)RED (A.MIG-0049)
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)SATIN BLACK (A.MIG-0032)
Clear Green (H94)Clear Green (C138)Clear Green (X25)Transparent Green (Transparent) (70.936)------Green (Clear) (1325)--CRYSTAL GREEN (A.MIG-0092)
Clear (H30)Clear (C46)Clear (X22)Glossy Varnish (70.510)--Clear (solid gloss) (32101)Clear (Gloss) (36101)Varnish (Gloss) (35)Varnish (Gloss) (35)GLOSSY VARNISH (A.MIG-0091)
Gold (H9)Gold (C9)Gold Leaf (X12)Gold (Metallic) (70.996)Gold (Metallic) (71.066)gold (solid metallic) (32194)Gold (solid metallic) (36194)Gold (metallic) (16)Gold (metallic) (16)GOLD (A.MIG-0198)
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Brown (solid matt) (36185)Flesh (Matte) (61)Leather (Matte) (62)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)
Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--[32160][36160]Lime (Gloss) (38)--GREEN BASE (A.MIG-0916)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)----Sand Brown (71.034)--------CLAY BROWN (A.MIG-0079)
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)--------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)----
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)----------------
Pink (H19)Pink (C63)Pink (X17)Old Rose (70.944)------Pink (Gloss) (200)----
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)French Blue (Gloss) (14)MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)
Dark Earth (H72)Dark Earth (C22)Flat Earth (XF52)English Uniform (70.921)Dark Earth (71.029)Earth Brown (solid matt) (32187)Earth Brown (solid matt) (36187)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)MEDIUM BROWN (A.MIG-0070)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)--------LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)