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.

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White
(H1)
Aqueous Hobby Color
White
(C1)
Mr. Color
White
(X2)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Gloss White
(70.842)
Vallejo Model Color
White (Gloss)
(22)
Humbrol Enamel
White (Gloss)
(22)
Humbrol Acrylic
white (Gloss)
(36104)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
white (solid gloss)
(32104)
Revell Email Enamel
SATIN WHITE
(A.MIG-0047)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss White
(4696AP)
Italeri
White
(X-2)
Tamiya Enamel
White (Lacquer Paint)
(LP2)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Pure White
(TS26)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
  
Black
(H2)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Black
(C2)
Mr. Color
Black
(X1)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Glossy Black
(70.861)
Vallejo Model Color
Black (Gloss)
(21)
Humbrol Enamel
Black (Gloss)
(21)
Humbrol Acrylic
black (Gloss)
(36107)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
black (solid matt)
(32107)
Revell Email Enamel
SATIN BLACK
(A.MIG-0032)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Black
(4695AP)
Italeri
Black
(X-1)
Tamiya Enamel
Black (Lacquer Paint)
(LP1)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(C92)
Mr. Color
Semi-Gloss Black
(X18)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(X-18)
Tamiya Enamel
Semi Gloss Black (Lacquer Paint)
(LP5)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(TS29)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
Black
(TS14)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
    
Red
(H3)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Red
(C3)
Mr. Color
Red
(X7)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Carmine Red
(70.908)
Vallejo Model Color
Red RLM23
(71.003)
Vallejo Model Air
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Enamel
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Acrylic
Fiery Red (Gloss)
(36131)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
fiery red (solid matt)
(32131)
Revell Email Enamel
RED
(A.MIG-0049)
Ammo Acrylics
Traffic Red
(HTK-_103)
Hataka
    
Gold
(H9)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Gold
(C9)
Mr. Color
Gold Leaf
(X12)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Gold (Metallic)
(70.996)
Vallejo Model Color
Gold (Metallic)
(71.066)
Vallejo Model Air
Gold (metallic)
(16)
Humbrol Enamel
Gold (metallic)
(16)
Humbrol Acrylic
Gold (solid metallic)
(36194)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
gold (solid metallic)
(32194)
Revell Email Enamel
GOLD
(A.MIG-0198)
Ammo Acrylics
Metal. Gloss Gold
(4671AP)
Italeri
    
Bright Blue/Indy Blue
(H15)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Bright Blue/Indy Blue
(C65)
Mr. Color
Blue
(X4)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Dark Blue
(70.930)
Vallejo Model Color
French Blue (Gloss)
(14)
Humbrol Enamel
French Blue (Gloss)
(14)
Humbrol Acrylic
Blue (Gloss)
(36152)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
blue (solid matt)
(32152)
Revell Email Enamel
MEDIUM BLUE
(A.MIG-0103)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss French Blue
(4659AP)
Italeri
Ultramarine
(70.839)
Vallejo Model Color
Lufthansa Blue RAL 5022
(198)
Humbrol Enamel
Flat Blue
(XF8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
  
Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green
(H16)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Yellow Green/Roman Green
(C64)
Mr. Color
Light Green
(X15)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Lime Green
(70.827)
Vallejo Model Color
Lime (Gloss)
(38)
Humbrol Enamel
GREEN BASE
(A.MIG-0916)
Ammo Acrylics
  
Pink
(H19)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Pink
(C63)
Mr. Color
Pink
(X17)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Old Rose
(70.944)
Vallejo Model Color
Pink (Gloss)
(200)
Humbrol Enamel
   
Orange Yellow
(H24)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Orange Yellow
(C58)
Mr. Color
Light Orange
(70.911)
Vallejo Model Color
Orange Rust
(71.130)
Vallejo Model Air
LIGHT RUST
(A.MIG-0039)
Ammo Acrylics
Signal Orange
(HTK-_133)
Hataka
  
Sky Blue
(H25)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Sky Blue
(C34)
Mr. Color
Sky Blue
(X14)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Mediterranean Blue (Gloss)
(48)
Humbrol Enamel
    
Clear
(H30)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Clear
(C46)
Mr. Color
Clear
(X22)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Glossy Varnish
(70.510)
Vallejo Model Color
Varnish (Gloss)
(35)
Humbrol Enamel
Varnish (Gloss)
(35)
Humbrol Acrylic
Clear (Gloss)
(36101)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Clear (solid gloss)
(32101)
Revell Email Enamel
Gloss Clear Acrylic
(4638)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Gloss Clear Acrylic
(2017)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Gloss Clear
(LC73)
Lifecolor
GLOSSY VARNISH
(A.MIG-0091)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Varnish
(RC502)
AK Real Color
Gloss Lacquer Clear Coat
(HTK-XP09)
Hataka
Gloss Clear Acryl 35 ml
(4638AP)
Italeri
Clear
(X-22)
Tamiya Enamel
Clear (Lacquer Paint)
(LP9)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Clear
(TS13)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
    
Cobalt Blue
(H35)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Cobalt Blue
(C80)
Mr. Color
      
Wood Brown
(H37)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Wood Brown
(C43)
Mr. Color
Sand Brown
(71.034)
Vallejo Model Air
Brown (Matte)
(186)
Humbrol Enamel
Brown (solid matt)
(36185)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
brown (solid silk matt)
(32185)
Revell Email Enamel
Earth Red FS30117 (F)
(4707)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Military Brown FS30117
(1701)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Earth Red FS30117
(UA306)
Lifecolor
CLAY BROWN
(A.MIG-0079)
Ammo Acrylics
No.8 Earth Red
(RC031)
AK Real Color
Earth Red
(HTK-_213)
Hataka
Flat Wood
(4673AP)
Italeri
US Earth Red
(71.293)
Vallejo Model Air
 
Purple
(H39)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Purple
(C67)
Mr. Color
Purple
(X16)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Purple
(70.959)
Vallejo Model Color
Purple (Gloss)
(68)
Humbrol Enamel
PURPLE
(A.MIG-0127)
Ammo Acrylics
  
Flesh/Pale Brown
(H44)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Flesh
(C51)
Mr. Color
Flat Flesh
(XF15)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Cork Brown
(70.843)
Vallejo Model Color
Skin Tone
(71.076)
Vallejo Model Air
Flesh (Matte)
(61)
Humbrol Enamel
Leather (Matte)
(62)
Humbrol Acrylic
Brown (solid matt)
(36185)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
brown (solid silk matt)
(32185)
Revell Email Enamel
SAND BROWN
(A.MIG-0026)
Ammo Acrylics
Flesh
(N44)
Acrysion
Flat Light Flesh
(4390AP)
Italeri
Flat Flesh
(XF-15)
Tamiya Enamel
Flat Flesh (Lacquer Paint)
(LP66)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Desert Yellow
(70.977)
Vallejo Model Color
Camouflage Brown
(71.117)
Vallejo Model Air
Pale Sand
(70.837)
Vallejo Model Color
LIGHT SKIN TONE
(A.MIG-0115)
Ammo Acrylics
Pale Sand
(RC018)
AK Real Color
Leather (Matte)
(62)
Humbrol Enamel
Flat Skin Tone Tint Base - Light
(4601AP)
Italeri
Flat Skin Tone Warm Tint
(4603AP)
Italeri
Flat Flesh 2
(TS77)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
flesh (solid matt)
(36135)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
flesh (solid silk matt)
(32135)
Revell Email Enamel
    
Neutral Gray
(H53)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Neutral Gray
(C13)
Mr. Color
Neutral Gray
(XF53)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Neutral Grey
(70.992)
Vallejo Model Color
Aggressor Gray
(71.274)
Vallejo Model Air
US Compass Grey (Satin)
(128)
Humbrol Enamel
US Compass Grey (Satin)
(128)
Humbrol Acrylic
Aggressor Gray FS36251
(1794)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Light Grey FS36251
(UA034)
Lifecolor
NEUTRAL GRAY
(A.MIG-0239)
Ammo Acrylics
Aggressor Grey
(RC248)
AK Real Color
Aggressor Grey
(HTK-_157)
Hataka
FS16251 Medium Grey
(X132)
Xtracolor
Dark Sea Gray
(XF54)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Dark Sea Grey
(70.991)
Vallejo Model Color
Neutral Grey
(71.051)
Vallejo Model Air
Air Mobility Command Gray FS36173
(2035)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Neutral Grey 43 FS35173
(UA046)
Lifecolor
(BS 638)
(A.MIG-0205)
Ammo Acrylics
Neutral Grey 43
(RC261)
AK Real Color
Neutral Grey 43
(HTK-_033)
Hataka
FS16173 Air Mobility Command Grey
(X158)
Xtracolor
Grey Z
(69.039)
Vallejo Mecha Color
      
Navy Blue
(H54)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Navy Blue
(C14)
Mr. Color
Navy Blue
(AS8)
Tamiya Color Spray For Aircraft
Dark Sea Blue
(70.898)
Vallejo Model Color
Steel Blue
(71.087)
Vallejo Model Air
Navy Blue (Matte)
(77)
Humbrol Enamel
Navy Blue (Matte)
(77)
Humbrol Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
Flat Sea Blue FS35042
(1718)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042
(UA044)
Lifecolor
SEA BLUE
(A.MIG-0227)
Ammo Acrylics
Graublau – Grey Blue
(RC208)
AK Real Color
Grey-Blue
(HTK-_171)
Hataka
RAL5008 Graublau
(X264)
Xtracolor
Navy Blue
(N54)
Acrysion
Flat Non Specular Sea Blue
(4604AP)
Italeri
Titan Dark Blue
(69.022)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Field Blue
(XF50)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Grey Blue
(71.005)
Vallejo Model Air
Titan's Blue 1
(UG16)
Gundam Color
 
Midnight Blue
(H55)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Midnight Blue
(C71)
Mr. Color
Royal Blue
(X3)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
USN Sea Blue
(71.295)
Vallejo Model Air
Flat Sea Blue FS35042
(1718)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042
(UA044)
Lifecolor
Sea Blue
(RC257)
AK Real Color
Semi-Gloss Sea Blue
(HTK-_006)
Hataka
Midnight Blue
(N55)
Acrysion
Sea Blue
(XF17)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
   
Dark Earth
(H72)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Dark Earth
(C22)
Mr. Color
Flat Earth
(XF52)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
English Uniform
(70.921)
Vallejo Model Color
Dark Earth
(71.029)
Vallejo Model Air
Dark Earth (Matte)
(29)
Humbrol Enamel
Dark Earth (Matte)
(29)
Humbrol Acrylic
Earth Brown (solid matt)
(36187)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Earth Brown (solid matt)
(32187)
Revell Email Enamel
Dark Earth ANA617
(4846)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Dark Earth ANA617 (F)
(2054)
Testors Model Master Enamel
RAF Dark Earth FS 30118
(UA547)
Lifecolor
MEDIUM BROWN
(A.MIG-0070)
Ammo Acrylics
RAF Dark Earth
(RC287)
AK Real Color
Dark Earth
(HTK-_009)
Hataka
RAF Dark Earth BS450
(X002)
Xtracolor
Dark Earth
(N72)
Acrysion
Flat Field Drab
(4708AP)
Italeri
US Earth Brown
(71.290)
Vallejo Model Air
US Tank Earth Brown FS30099
(UA087)
Lifecolor
(BRITISH 1941-42 SERVICE DRAB)
(A.MIG-0111)
Ammo Acrylics
No.5 Earth Brown
(RC029)
AK Real Color
Flat Dark Earth
(4303AP)
Italeri
BS Dark Earth
(71.323)
Vallejo Model Air
Flat Marrone Mimetico 2
(4641AP)
Italeri
Flat Bruno Mimetico
(4644AP)
Italeri
Dark Earth BS381C/450
(C369)
Mr. Color
Flat Dark Earth Ana 617
(4846AP)
Italeri
Earth Brown
(HTK-_256)
Hataka
BS Dark Earth
(HTK-_206)
Hataka
Brown (solid matt)
(36185)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
brown (solid silk matt)
(32185)
Revell Email Enamel
    
Monza Red/Red Madder
(H86)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Monza Red/Red Madder
(C68)
Mr. Color
      
Clear Green
(H94)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Clear Green
(C138)
Mr. Color
Clear Green
(X25)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Transparent Green (Transparent)
(70.936)
Vallejo Model Color
Green (Clear)
(1325)
Humbrol Enamel
Transparent Green (G)
(4668)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
CRYSTAL GREEN
(A.MIG-0092)
Ammo Acrylics
Clear Green
(RC505)
AK Real Color
Clear Green
(N94)
Acrysion
      
Light Brown
(H321)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Light Brown
(C321)
Mr. Color
Deck Tan
(XF55)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Light Brown
(71.027)
Vallejo Model Air
Oak (Satin)
(71)
Humbrol Enamel
Oak (Satin)
(71)
Humbrol Acrylic
Beige (solid silk matt)
(36314)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
beige (solid silk matt)
(32314)
Revell Email Enamel
SANDGRAU
(A.MIG-0009)
Ammo Acrylics
Deck Tan
(RC019)
AK Real Color