Sunday, May 30, 2010

MG MS-06F Zaku II ver 2.0 English Manual and Color Guide

MG MS-06F Zaku II F Construction Manual and Color Guide

The 1/100 Master Grade MS-06F Zaku II ver 2.0. The iconic Zaku is the cannon fodder unit of the antagonist, Principality of Zeon, in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. Its great that Bandai decided to make a version 2 of this model kit that had better features and details than the original version 1.0.

Compared to Amuro Ray's RX-78-2 Mobile Suit Gundam I prefer the design of the Zaku. I started watching the first few episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam this year then suddenly dropped off. I should really try watching it for the sake building up my "street cred" on Gundam history *snicker*

According to the literature included in the manual, the fictional actual size of the Zaku is 17.5 m, weighs 58.1 tons bare and 73.3 tons loaded. Its power plant generates about 950kw of energy. Fans will probably be very familiar with its weapons load, which is the Zaku Machine Gun, Zaku Bazooka and of course the Heat Hawk for up-close and personal work.

The Master Grade MS-06F Zaku II ver 2.0 is selling for 2565 yen at Amiami, 3500 yen at Hobby Link Japan, 2450 yen at HWJapan.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 legs, arms etcWhite (H1)(50%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(25%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(25%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 torso etcWhite (H1)(50%) + Green (H6)(30%) + Brown (H7)(small dose) + Black (H2)(20%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 ransel (backpack) etcMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(75%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Red (H3)(5%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 chest, toe tipsMidnight Blue (H55)(100%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 weapons etcNeutral Gray (H53)(85%) + Black (H2)(15%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 heat hawkPurple (H39)(55%) + White (H1)(30%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(15%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 heat hawk bladeYellow (H4)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
MG Zaku Ver 2.0 mono eye etcFlourescent Pink (C174)(100%)
pilot's main bodyWhite (H1)(55%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(35%) + Black (H2)(10%)
pilot's helmet etcWhite (H1)(90%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(5%) + Black (H2)(5%)
pilot's visorSky Blue (H25)(100%)
pilot's helmet forehead partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%)
pilot's ransel (back pack)Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(100%)
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Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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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)
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)--
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)--------
Green (H6)Green (C6)Green (X5)Black Green (70.980)--------sea green (solid matt) (32162)Brunswick Green (Gloss) (3)--------
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)OLD RUST (A.MIG-0042)----Dark Brown (32181)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)------Flat Leather (4674AP)
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)--
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)--------
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)--
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
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)
--Flourescent Pink (C174)------------------------
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)------------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--------
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the MG MS-06F Zaku II F was translated to English from the Japanese Manual posted at Dalong. For the meaning of the symbols found in the manual, kindly check out this older post.

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I just realized a slight mistake, it should be: "(so that it doesn't fall off) remove piece by piece till the location at the pipe shown at the illustration"
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