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.

RG RX-78-2 Gundam Construction Manual

RG RX-78-2 Gundam Construction Manual

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

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

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

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


Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


Disclaimer
Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Indy Blue/Bright Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)------198French Blue (Gloss) (14)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)--------------
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)
Flesh (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)
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
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)--Grey Blue (71.005)----RAF Blue (Matte) (96)--
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)--------------
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)------US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)--orange (solid matt) (32130)orange (Gloss) (36130)Orange (Gloss) (18)--
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)--fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Fiery Red (Gloss) (36131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)--------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)
Wine Red/Maroon (H43)Wine Red/Maroon (C100)--Red (70.926)--3213236132Crimson (Gloss) (20)--
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)--------------
Yellow (H4)Yellow (C4)Lemon Yellow (X8)Flat Yellow (70.953)Medium Yellow (71.002)yellow (solid matt) (32112)yellow (Gloss) (36112)Yellow (Gloss) (69)Yellow (Gloss) (69)