Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HG RB-79 Ball Twin Set English Manual and Color Guide

1/144 High Grade HG RB-79 Ball Twin Set English Construction Manual and Color Guide

The "cute" RB-79 Ball from Gundam Universal Century. My first impression of this was that they were rather flimsy, but when I saw them in action at Gundam MS IGLOO I was impressed. Chiefly because of the firepower they carry despite the small frame. The RB-79 Ball even merited its own Gundam Evolve anime short, must be a measure stick for its popularity with the fans.


In MS IGLOO they were displayed as working in a pack and using their numbers and speed to overwhelm an opponent. Their tactics kinda takes a page from Sun Tzu's Art of War, where if you are small you should rely on guerilla tactics in order to defeat your opponent.

This High Grade set is actually two Ball mobile suits for the price of one. The High Grade RB-79 Ball Twin Set is selling for 950 yen at Amiami, 1300 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1040 yen at Hobby Search.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etcWhite (H1)(90%) + Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(10%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(small dose)
main gunMidnight Blue (H55)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
hatch edge, vernier etcShine Red (H23)(80%) + Brown (H7)(20%)
side hold, etcBlack (H2)(100%)
cockpit inner partIJN Gray (H61)(100%)
sensor partClear Green (H94)(100%) as a top coat Silver (H8)(100%) as a base
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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 EnamelLife 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)
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)Intermediate Blue (71.299)FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)Intermediate Blue (RC235)Intermediate Blue (HTK-_027)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)Intermediate Blue FS35164 (1720)Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (UA045)--
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)
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)--
Shine Red (H23)Shine Red (C79)Red (X7)Scarlet (70.817)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)Signal Red (RC005)Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)------
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)OLD RUST (A.MIG-0042)----Dark Brown (32181)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)----Flat Leather (4674AP)
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)
IJN Gray (H61)IJN Gray(Mitsubishi) (C35)J.N. Gray (XF12)Medium Sea Grey (70.870)Light Gray (71.050)--IJN J3 Hai-Iro (Grey) (RC302)--stone grey (solid matt) (32175)Light Grey (Matte) (64)------
Clear Green (H94)Clear Green (C138)Clear Green (X25)Transparent Green (Transparent) (70.936)--CRYSTAL GREEN (A.MIG-0092)Clear Green (RC505)----Green (Clear) (1325)------
Silver (H8)Silver (C8)Flat Aluminium (XF16)Silver (Metallic) (70.997)Silver RLM01 (Metallic) (71.063)MATT ALUMINUM (A.MIG-0194)Aluminium (Metallic) (RC020)--sliver (solid metallic) (32190)Silver (metallic) (11)Aluminum (F) (1781)Matt Natural Metal FS37178 (LC24)Metal. Gloss Silver (4678AP)

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the HG RB-79 Ball Twin set was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review site. Check out more translated Color Guides here.

1/144 High Grade HG RB-79 Ball Twin Set English Construction Manual and Color Guide 1/144 High Grade HG RB-79 Ball Twin Set English Construction Manual and Color Guide 1/144 High Grade HG RB-79 Ball Twin Set English Construction Manual and Color Guide