Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HG Xekueins English Color Guide & Paint Conversion Chart

HGUC RMS-141 Xekueins Color Guide
The RMS-141 Xekueins from Gundam Sentinel which existed during the Gundam ZZ timeline. One of the mobile suits that never made it into an anime series but was judged worthy enough to be made into a 1/144 High Grade Kit by Bandai. Was trying to figure out how to read the name of the mobile suit, good thing that the word Xekueins is spelled "Zekuain" in Japanese katakana at the manual.

Boy, I'd bet it would be nice to be part of the team that decides that. Scratch that, I would rather be part of the team that decides which products get released as a Master Grade product *snicker*

The drums on the shoulder house the ammunition for the belt fed machine gun, looks like a heavy machine gunner to me. Even if they don't make this into a 1/100 master grade kit, I wish they would make this as a 1/100 kit. I myself prefer non-grade 1/100 scale kits because of their size and because they're cheaper than the MG kit. Add to that also, that the countours of the suit's design give the modeller a lot of area to "detail-up" the kit.

The 1/144 HGUC RMS-141 Xekueins is selling for 1173 yen at Amiami, 1600 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1280 yen at Hobby Search, 1120 yen at HWJapan, $$$ at Amazon 3rd party sellers.

A comprehensive review of this model kit can be found at Dalong's Model Kit review site. Color Guide for the RMS-141 Xekueins was translated to English from the Color Guide posted at Hobby Search.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
HG Xekueins main body etcBlue (H5)(60%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(30%) + White (H1)(20%) or use gundam color blue 11
HG Xekueins arms, nozzle, tank etcWhite (H1)(85%) + Black (H2)(10%) + Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(5%) or use gundam color gray 20
HG Xekueins chest, intakeYellow (H4)(85%) + White (H1)(10%) + Orange (H14)(5%)
HG Xekueins cockpit hatchRed (H3)(90%) + Orange (H14)(10%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
HG Xekueins jointsMidnight Blue (H55)(100%) or use gundam color gray 15
HG Xekueins beam saber beam partFlourescent Pink (C174)(100%)

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelLife ColorItaleri
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)------
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)----------------------
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)
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 (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)
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)--
--Flourescent Pink (C174)----------------------