Saturday, July 31, 2010

RG RX-78-2 Gundam English Manual and Color Guide

Bandai 1/144 Real Grade RG RX-78-2 Gundam English Construction Manual

The much awaited Real Grade RX-78-2 Gundam from Bandai that was released as part of the 30th anniversary of Gundam plastic model kits this year. Looking at the manual posted at Dalong I couldn't help but be amazed at the detail and engineering that they had put in this kit. Of course I had to hope that they also execute this kind of craftmanship in their 1/100 lines *snicker* It was also announced that the next kit in this line would be the Zaku II of Char Aznable.

The Real Grade RX-78-2 Gundam is selling for 2500 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1830 yen at Amiami, 2000 yen at Hobby Search.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
RG RX-78-2 Gundam main body etc white partWhite (H1)(100%)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam main body light gray partWhite (H1)(85%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(15%) + Blue (H5)(small dose)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam main body etc light brown partWhite (H1)(85%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%) + Dark Earth (H72)(5%) + Yellow (H4)(small dose)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam main body etc blue partBright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(60%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(25%) + White (H1)(15%)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam main body etc light blue partSky Blue (H25)(45%) + White (H1)(40%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(10%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(5%)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam feet, etc red partWine Red/Maroon (H43)(40%) + Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)(60%)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam side abdomen etc red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(40%) + White (H1)(40%) + Wine Red/Maroon (H43)(20%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam intake etc yellow partYellow (H4)(50%) + White (H1)(35%) + Orange (H14)(15%)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam backpack etc gray partWhite (H1)(55%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(35%) + Dark Earth (H72)(10%)
RG RX-78-2 Gundam main body etc dark gray partBlack (H2)(45%) + White (H1)(30%) + Mahogany (H84)(25%)
Amuro Ray suit's etc white partWhite (H1)(100%)
Amuro Ray line, etc red partRed (H3)(100%)
Amuro Ray boots, etc blue partMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(50%) + White (H1)(50%)
Amuro Ray flesh colorFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%)
Amuro Ray hair brown partWood Brown (H37)(100%)
Disclaimer



Construction Manual and Color Guide for the Real Grade RX-78-2 was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the construction manual, kindly refer to this older post. Video review of the RG RX-78-2 Gundam can be found at HobbyLink TV

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Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol AcrylicAMMO by Mig Jimenez
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)SATIN WHITE (A.MIG-0047)
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Aggressor Gray (71.274)----US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)NEUTRAL GRAY (A.MIG-0239)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--
Dark Earth (H72)Dark Earth (C22)Flat Earth (XF52)English Uniform (70.921)Dark Earth (71.029)Earth Brown (solid matt) (32187)Earth Brown (solid matt) (36187)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)MEDIUM BROWN (A.MIG-0070)
Yellow (H4)Yellow (C4)Flat Yellow (XF3)Flat Yellow (70.953)Medium Yellow (71.002)yellow (solid matt) (32112)yellow (Gloss) (36112)Yellow (Gloss) (69)Yellow (Gloss) (69)YELLOW (A.MIG-0048)
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)French Blue (Gloss) (14)MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)----------------
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)--------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)----
Wine Red/Maroon (H43)Wine Red/Maroon (C100)--Red (70.926)--[32132][36132]Crimson (Gloss) (20)----
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)----------------
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)SATIN BLACK (A.MIG-0032)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)Orange (71.083)orange (solid matt) (32130)orange (Gloss) (36130)Orange (Gloss) (18)--ORANGE (A.MIG-0129)
Mahogany (H84)Mahogany (C42)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)reddish brown (solid matt) (36137)Wine (Matte) (73)[73]DARK TRACKS (A.MIG-0035)
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)Red RLM23 (71.003)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Fiery Red (Gloss) (36131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)RED (A.MIG-0049)
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)Intermediate Blue (71.299)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (36179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)--FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Brown (solid matt) (36185)Flesh (Matte) (61)Leather (Matte) (62)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)----Sand Brown (71.034)--------CLAY BROWN (A.MIG-0079)