Monday, July 12, 2010

1/100 Buster Gundam English Color Guide


Dearka Elsman's GAT-X103 Buster Gundam from the original Gundam Seed anime series. The opening episode of the anime had him, Athrun Zala and other elite members of a cadre of ZAFT soldiers embarking on a daring raid to steal the Earth Federation's newest mobile suits. The unit that Dearka stole was the Buster Gundam.

As the series progressed this cadre team of ZAFT soldiers got assigned the task of going after Kira Yamato's Strike Gundam. Dearka eventually got himself captured by the crew of the Archangel when he surrendered to them rather than face death. He eventually switched sides to the Laccus Clyne faction which fought to end the war between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance. I don't think it was a case of the Stockholm Syndrome *snicker*

The GAT-X103 Buster Gundam is primarily a long range artillery bombardment mobile suit. It's main weapons are the Gun Launcher and High-Energy Beam Rifle. Like similar mobile suits in its class, it is also equipped with the phase-shift armor which make it impervious to almost all types of weapons except for beam type weapons.

The 1/100 GAT-X103 Buster Gundam is selling for 1467 yen at Amiami, 2000 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1600 yen at Hobby Search, $$$$ at Amazon 3rd party sellers.

Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese Color Guide posted at HobbySearch.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
1/100 Buster Gundam main body etc white partWhite (H1)(60%) + Sail Color (H85)(40%) or use gundam color white 10
1/100 Buster Gundam main body dark green partDark Green (H36) or use gundam color 12
1/100 Buster Gundam abdomen, knees etcOrange (H14)(70%) + Russet / Azuki (H33)(30%) or use gundam color pink 2
1/100 Buster Gundam back pack, joints etcNeutral Gray (H53)(70%) + Black (H2)(30%) or use gundam color gray 9
1/100 Buster Gundam weaponsNeutral Gray (H53)(60%) + Black (H2)(40%) + Red (H3)(small dose)
1/100 Buster Gundam eyes, sensorFlourescent Green (C175)(100%)
Dearka Elthman skin colorDark Earth (H72)(100%)
Dearka Elthman eyesPurple (H39)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
Dearka Elthman belt, bootsBlack (H2)(10%) + White (H1)(90%)
Dearka Elthman emblemYellow (H4)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
Dearka Elthman hairYellow (H4)(50%) + Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)(40%) + Black (H2)(10%)
Dearka Elthman uniformRed (H3)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
Dearka Elthman boot solesBlack (H2)(80%) + White (H1)(20%)

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)
Sail Color (H85)Sail Color (C45)----IDF Sand Grey 73 (71.141)REAL IDF SAND GREY 73 (A.MIG-0132)IDF Sinai Grey 1973 (RC096)----Oak (Satin) (71)----Israeli Sandgrey 61-73 FS 30372 (UA020)--
Dark Green (H36)IJN Green (Nakajima) (C15)J.N. Green (XF11)Deep Green (70.970)Olive Green (71.007)DEEP GREEN (A.MIG-0052)--Fir Green (HTK-_289)--Bronze Green (Matte) (75)--------
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)
Russet / Azuki (H33)Russet/Azuki (C81)--------------Brown (Satin) (133)------Flat Wood (4673AP)
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)--
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)
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)--------
--Flourescent Green (C175)------------------------
Dark Earth (H72)Dark Earth (C22)Flat Earth (XF52)English Uniform (70.921)Dark Earth (71.029)MEDIUM BROWN (A.MIG-0070)RAF Dark Earth (RC287)Dark Earth (HTK-_009)Earth Brown (solid matt) (32187)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)Dark Earth ANA617 (F) (2054)RAF Dark Earth BS450 (X002)RAF Dark Earth FS 30118 (UA547)Flat Field Drab (4708AP)
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)
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)