Friday, May 7, 2010

HG GN Arms Type E + Gundam Exia (TransAm Mode) English Manual and Color Guide

HG GN Arms Type E + Gundam Exia (TransAm Mode) Construction Manual and Color Guide

Fans of Gundam 00 will easily recognize the GN Arms Type E flown by Lasse Aeon in season 1. The GN Arms docks with the Gundam Exia to form an even more powerful weapons platform. The short range handicap of the Gundam Exia is offset by the weapons provided by the GN Arms.

In season 2 of Gundam 00 the successor of the Gundam Exia was the 00 Gundam, it also had the 0 Raiser to take the place of the GN Arms as a support platform. The purpose of the 0 Raiser however was different compared to the GN Arms, because aside from providing the firepower and speed, it also served to regulate the twin GN drives of the 00 Gundam.

The GN Arms Type E continues on the long line of mobile weapon units worn by Gundam type mobile suits in the Gundam Universe. The first time I saw a mobile weapon unit was in Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory. This was the GP03 Dendrobium combination, the last of the 3 prototype Gundams developed by Anaheim that became the main focus of the series.

I was thinking that it would probably be nice if they produced a 1/100 version of this then I realized that given the size it would probably consume my entire display shelf.... yeaaaaaahhh! Scratch building anyone? *snicker*

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the HG GN Arms Type E + Gundam Exia was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong. For the meaning of the symbols found in the construction manual, kindly refer to this old post.

Is selling for 5500 yen at Hobby Link Japan, 3850 yen at HWJapan.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
GN arms, Exia white partsWhite (H1)(100%) + Navy Blue (H54)(small dose)
Exia Blue partsCobalt Blue (H35)(60%) + Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(40%)
Exia yellow partsYellow (H4)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
Exia red partsMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%)
Exia front armor etc gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
GN armsCobalt Blue (H35)(40%) + White (H1)(35%) + Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(20%) + Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)(5%)
GN arms gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(95%) + Black (H2)(5%)
Exia eye green partsYellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
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)
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)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)--------
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)
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Aggressor Gray (71.274)NEUTRAL GRAY (A.MIG-0239)Aggressor Grey (RC248)Aggressor Grey (HTK-_157)--US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)Aggressor Gray FS36251 (1794)FS16251 Medium Grey (X132)Light Grey FS36251 (UA034)--
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)
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)Intermediate Blue (71.299)FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)Intermediate Blue (RC235)Intermediate Blue (HTK-_027)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)Intermediate Blue FS35164 (1720)--Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (UA045)--
Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--GREEN BASE (A.MIG-0916)------Lime (Gloss) (38)--------

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