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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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
    
Yellow
(H4)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Yellow
(C4)
Mr. Color
Flat Yellow
(XF3)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Flat Yellow
(70.953)
Vallejo Model Color
Medium Yellow
(71.002)
Vallejo Model Air
Yellow (Gloss)
(69)
Humbrol Enamel
Yellow (Gloss)
(69)
Humbrol Acrylic
yellow (Gloss)
(36112)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
yellow (solid matt)
(32112)
Revell Email Enamel
YELLOW
(A.MIG-0048)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Yellow
(4642AP)
Italeri
Yellow
(69.004)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Lemon Yellow
(X8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Deep Yellow
(70.915)
Vallejo Model Color
Lemon Yellow
(X-8)
Tamiya Enamel
Pure Yellow (Lacquer Paint)
(LP8)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Yellow
(TS16)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
MS Yellow(Federation Mobile Suit Yellow)
(UG03)
Gundam Color
    
Orange
(H14)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Orange
(C59)
Mr. Color
Orange
(X6)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Clear Orange
(70.956)
Vallejo Model Color
Orange
(71.083)
Vallejo Model Air
Orange (Gloss)
(18)
Humbrol Enamel
luminous orange (solid matt)
(36125)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
luminous orange (solid matt)
(32125)
Revell Email Enamel
Orange (Gloss)
(1527)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Matt Orange FS32246
(LC05)
Lifecolor
ORANGE
(A.MIG-0129)
Ammo Acrylics
Orange
(RC009)
AK Real Color
Pure Orange
(HTK-_704)
Hataka
Flat Orange
(4302AP)
Italeri
orange (Gloss)
(36130)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
orange (solid matt)
(32130)
Revell Email Enamel
Gloss Orange
(4682AP)
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
  
Cobalt Blue
(H35)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Cobalt Blue
(C80)
Mr. Color
      
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
 
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue
(H56)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue
(C72)
Mr. Color
Medium Blue
(XF18)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Intermediate Blue
(70.903)
Vallejo Model Color
Intermediate Blue
(71.299)
Vallejo Model Air
Intermediate Blue (Matte)
(144)
Humbrol Enamel
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (F)
(4744)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Intermediate Blue FS35164
(1720)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164
(UA045)
Lifecolor
FRENCH BLUE
(A.MIG-0062)
Ammo Acrylics
Intermediate Blue
(RC235)
AK Real Color
Intermediate Blue
(HTK-_027)
Hataka
Intermediate Blue
(N56)
Acrysion
IDF Blue
(71.113)
Vallejo Model Air
RAF Blue (Matte)
(96)
Humbrol Enamel
INTERMEDIATE BLUE
(A.MIG-0228)
Ammo Acrylics
Flat Blue
(XF8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Dark Blue
(70.930)
Vallejo Model Color
Blue
(71.004)
Vallejo Model Air
Blue (Matte)
(25)
Humbrol Enamel
Blue (Matte)
(25)
Humbrol Acrylic
MARINE BLUE
(A.MIG-0123)
Ammo Acrylics
Pure Blue
(RC010)
AK Real Color
Signal Blue
(HTK-_102)
Hataka
Light Gray
(XF66)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Flat Medium Sea Grey
(4313AP)
Italeri
UK PRU Blue
(71.109)
Vallejo Model Air
PRU Blue (Matte)
(230)
Humbrol Enamel
RAF P.R.U. Blue
(2061)
Testors Model Master Enamel
RAF PRU Blue
(RC297)
AK Real Color
BS PRU Blue
(HTK-_207)
Hataka
   
Monza Red/Red Madder
(H86)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Monza Red/Red Madder
(C68)
Mr. Color
      

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