Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MG MSA-0011 S-Gundam English Color Guide

Bandai Master Grade 1/100 MG MSA-0011 S-Gundam English Color Guide

Master Grade MSA-0011 S-Gundam from Gundam Sentinel. I am truly impressed with the design of this Gundam along with the Ex-S Gundam. Not surprising given that renowned mecha designer Katoki Hajime was responsible for it.

Its definitely a unique rendition of the Gundam Mobile suit. What really hits you first is the unique shoulder design that is bulky and projects the "units" masculinity. This is definitely on my list of Gunpla's I'd like to have.

The S-Gundam has Vulcan machine guns at the head, beam cannon for its backpack, side waist beam cannons, beam saber and a smart gun as part of its offensive arsenal.

The MSA-0011 S-Gundam doesn't come cheap though, as compared by its price from the regular Master Grade model kits. The MSA-0011 S-Gundam is selling for 6000 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 4800 yen at Hobby Search, 4200 yen at HWJapan, $$$ at Amazon 3rd party sellers.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
MG S- Gundam main body etc white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Navy Blue (H54)(small dose) or use gundam color white 5
MG S- Gundam chest etc blue partCobalt Blue (H35)(60%) + Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15) (40%) or use gundam color blue 17
MG S- Gundam intake etc yellow partYellow (H4)(95%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(5%) or use gundam color yellow 1
MG S- Gundam feet, etc red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%) or use gundam color red 1
MG S- Gundam joints, etc dark gray partMidnight Blue (H55)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
MG S- Gundam shoulder pipe, etc light gray partAircraft Gray (H57)(100%)
MG S- Gundam eyes, sensor etc green partsYellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(70%) + Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)(30%)

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

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 Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
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)--
Aircraft Gray (H57)Aircraft Gray (C73)J.A. Gray (XF14)------------Light Grey (Matte) (147)--------
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)--------
Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)------SIGNAL GREEN (A.MIG-0054)----emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)--------

Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese Color Guide posted at Hobby Search. Comprehensive review of this model kit can be found at Dalong's Gunpla review site.