Friday, June 11, 2010

HG RX-79(G) Gundam The Ground War Set English Manual & Color Guide

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A 1/144 High Grade model kit set consisting of the mecha from the Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team anime OVA. Namely the RX-79(G) and some Hover trucks. I finished watching the 08th MS Team recently. I started it last year then only got past the first episode. I think its because I found it slow starting that got me bored with. Despite that, I'd say that it was indeed a good anime series in my book, not spectacular but good.

I like how the story expanded the UC universe by adding another story arc. Although not directly affecting Gundam 0079 it does take its que from the events happening in that storyline. Quite unique really to tell a story of a ground war going on in South East Asia. Also what was also interesting was the concept of using sonar to detect enemy forces instead of conventional radar systems. Sonar used was of the passive form, wherein the operator listens in on a seat of earphones for the sound of the enemy. Passive sonar enables you to detect the enemy without giving away their position.

One thing I liked about the experience of watching it was the chance to listen to the voice of Keiji Fujiwara during his early years. In this anime, early in his career, he plays Eledore Massis, the young and funny driver of one of the support hover trucks of the team. I've always admired the gruff but laid back wisened voice that Keiji Fujiwara projects on the characters he plays. It gives the feeling of a wisened Sempai/Veteran similar to Roy Fokker and Ozma Lee from Macross. Most popular voice works of him are Holland from Eureka Seven, Ali Al-Saachez in Gundam 00 and Souya Togo from Sky Girls.

The HGUC RX-79(G) Gundam The Ground War Set is selling for 1610 yen at Amiami, 2200 yen at HobbyLink Japan
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
gundam land type main bodyWhite (H1)(95%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(5%)
gundam land type chest part etcBright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(35%) + Red (H3)(35%) + White (H1)(25%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(5%)
gundam land type red partRed (H3)(90%) + Yellow (H4)(10%)
gundam land type head antenna etcYellow (H4)(95%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(5%)
gundam land type back pack, hover truck fin etcNavy Blue (H54)(70%) + Blue (H5)(30%) + White (H1)(small dose)
gundam land type weapons etcNeutral Gray (H53)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%) + Blue (H5)(small dose)
gundam land type camera eyeYellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(100%)
hover truck main body etcGray/Nezumi (H22)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
hover truck rack etcField Gray (2)/Olive Gray (H48)(100%)
hover truck under ground sonarGull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(100%)
GM headWhite (H1)(80%) + Orange (H14)(10%) + Yellow (H4)(5%) + Black (H2)(5%)
skin colorFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%)
uniform etcWhite (H1)(95%) + Black (H2)(5%)
uniform black partBlack (H2)(100%)
bootsWood Brown (H37)(100%)
weapons (soldier), buckle etcWhite (H1)(10%) + Black (H2)(90%)
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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)
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)
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)--------
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)--------
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 (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 Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
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)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
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)
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)--------
Field Gray (2)/Olive Gray (H48)Field Gray (2) (C52)Field Gray (XF65)Retractive Green (70.890)Medium Olive (71.092)OLIVGRÜN OPT.2 (A.MIG-0002)----------------
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray (C11)----USAF Light Gray (71.276)LIGHT GRAY (A.MIG-0209)----------------
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)
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)----brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Flesh (Matte) (61)------Flat Light Flesh (4390AP)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)----Sand Brown (71.034)CLAY BROWN (A.MIG-0079)No.8 Earth Red (RC031)Earth Red (HTK-_213)--Brown (Matte) (186)Military Brown FS30117 (1701)--Earth Red FS30117 (UA306)Flat Wood (4673AP)

HGUC RX-79(G) Gundam The Ground War Set Construction Manual and Color Guide was translated from the Japanese Manual posted at Dalong's mecha review site.

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