Saturday, May 1, 2010

HG Ahead English Manual and Color Guide

1/144 HG GNX-704T Ahead Construction Manual and Color Guide

The GNX-704T Ahead that came out in the first scene of Gundam 00 Season 2. It was the most advance mobile suit of A-Laws at that time and was reserved for flight leaders and other top pilots. Variants of these that came out were the Smultron of Soma Peries and the unit of Mr. Bushido. Based from the literature found on the manual, it seems that the Ahead was based from the Human Reform League's Tieren space type.

Maybe one of the more despicable side of this Ahead unit is that it plays host to the Automaton's of A Laws that the Ahead mobile suit carries as a container on its back. The Automaton are programmed killing robots that once dropped into an enemy base do the dirty deed of cleaning up the enemy by means of their machine guns. Gun fire is not enough to drop these robots as it usually takes a small amount of explosives to disable one.

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the GNX-704T Ahead was translated to English from the original construction manual posted at Dalong

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
HG Ahead main body red partsMonza Red/Red Madder (C68)(50%) + White (C1)(30%) + Blue (C5)(10%) + Flourescent Pink (C174)(10%)
HG Ahead chest etc orange partsYellow (C4)(45%) + White (C1)(35%) + Orange (C59)(20%)
HG Ahead joints gray partsMidnight Blue (C71)(70%) + White (C1)(30%)
HG Ahead thruster pink partsWhite (C1)(60%) + Orange (C59)(25%) + Red (C3)(10%) + Neutral Gray (C13)(5%)
HG Ahead weapons, thruster dark gray partsMidnight Blue (C71)(90%) + White (C1)(10%)
HG Ahead camera eye etcYellow (C4)(100%) + White (C1)(small dose)
HG Ahead GN drive white partsWhite (C1)(100%) + Navy Blue (C14)(small dose)
HG Ahead beam saber etc orange partsFlourescent Orange (C173)(100%)
Disclaimer






Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


Disclaimer
Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
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)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
--Flourescent Pink (C174)------------------------
Yellow (H4)Yellow (C4)Flat Yellow (XF3)Flat Yellow (70.953)Medium Yellow (71.002)YELLOW (A.MIG-0048)----yellow (solid matt) (32112)Yellow (Gloss) (69)------Gloss Yellow (4642AP)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)Orange (71.083)ORANGE (A.MIG-0129)Orange (RC009)Pure Orange (HTK-_704)orange (solid matt) (32130)Orange (Gloss) (18)Orange (Gloss) (1527)--Matt Orange FS32246 (LC05)Flat Orange (4302AP)
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)--
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)--Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)--------
Gray/Nezumi (H22)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Light Gray (71.050)GREY (A.MIG-0059)----Dark Grey (Gloss) (32171)Grey Primer (Matte) (1)------Flat Dark Gray (4754AP)
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)Navy Blue (AS8)Dark Sea Blue (70.898)Steel Blue (71.087)SEA BLUE (A.MIG-0227)Graublau – Grey Blue (RC208)Grey-Blue (HTK-_171)--Navy Blue (Matte) (77)--RAL5008 Graublau (X264)--Flat Non Specular Sea Blue (4604AP)
--Flourescent Orange (C173)------------------------

The HG GNX-704T Ahead is selling for 879 yen at Amiami, 1200 yen at Hobby Link Japan, 840 yen at HWJapan.

1/144 HG GNX-704T Ahead Construction Manual and Color Guide 1/144 HG GNX-704T Ahead Construction Manual and Color Guide 1/144 HG GNX-704T Ahead Construction Manual and Color Guide 1/144 HG GNX-704T Ahead Construction Manual and Color Guide