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?

Perfect Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame Color Guide

Perfect Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame Color Guide

Perfect Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame Color Guide

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


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Indy Blue/Bright Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)------198French Blue (Gloss) (14)
Clear (H30)Clear (C46)Clear (X22)Glossy Varnish (70.510)--Clear (solid gloss) (32101)Clear (Gloss) (36101)Varnish (Gloss) (35)Varnish (Gloss) (35)
Clear Green (H94)Clear Green (C138)--------------
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)--------------
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)
Flesh (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)
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)
Light Brown/Tan (H27)Tan (C44)--Green Ochre (70.914)--Ochre Brown (solid matt) (32188)Ochre Brown (solid matt) (36188)Brown Yellow (Matte) (94)--
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--------Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)--------------
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)----Steel Blue (71.087)----Navy Blue (Matte) (77)Navy Blue (Matte) (77)
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)--------US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--------------
Pink (H19)Pink (C63)Pink (X17)Old Rose (70.944)------Pink (Gloss) (200)--
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)--------Purple (Gloss) (68)--
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)--fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Fiery Red (Gloss) (36131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)--------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)--------------
Yellow Green (H16)Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--3216036160Lime (Gloss) (38)--