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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White
(H1)
Aqueous Hobby Color
White
(C1)
Mr. Color
White
(X2)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Gloss White
(70.842)
Vallejo Model Color
White (Gloss)
(22)
Humbrol Enamel
White (Gloss)
(22)
Humbrol Acrylic
white (Gloss)
(36104)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
white (solid gloss)
(32104)
Revell Email Enamel
SATIN WHITE
(A.MIG-0047)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss White
(4696AP)
Italeri
White
(X-2)
Tamiya Enamel
White (Lacquer Paint)
(LP2)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Pure White
(TS26)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
  
Black
(H2)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Black
(C2)
Mr. Color
Black
(X1)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Glossy Black
(70.861)
Vallejo Model Color
Black (Gloss)
(21)
Humbrol Enamel
Black (Gloss)
(21)
Humbrol Acrylic
black (Gloss)
(36107)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
black (solid matt)
(32107)
Revell Email Enamel
SATIN BLACK
(A.MIG-0032)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Black
(4695AP)
Italeri
Black
(X-1)
Tamiya Enamel
Black (Lacquer Paint)
(LP1)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(C92)
Mr. Color
Semi-Gloss Black
(X18)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(X-18)
Tamiya Enamel
Semi Gloss Black (Lacquer Paint)
(LP5)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Semi Gloss Black
(TS29)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
Black
(TS14)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
    
Brown
(H7)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Brown
(C7)
Mr. Color
Brown
(X9)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Chocolate Brown
(70.872)
Vallejo Model Color
Burnt Umber
(71.040)
Vallejo Model Air
Service Brown (Gloss)
(10)
Humbrol Enamel
Service Brown (Gloss)
(10)
Humbrol Acrylic
Dark Brown
(36181)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Dark Brown
(32181)
Revell Email Enamel
OLD RUST
(A.MIG-0042)
Ammo Acrylics
Brown
(N7)
Acrysion
Flat Leather
(4674AP)
Italeri
Black Red
(70.859)
Vallejo Model Color
Deck Brown Linoleum
(XF79)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
RED BROWN BASE
(A.MIG-0913)
Ammo Acrylics
Linoleum deck brown (Lacquer Paint)
(LP17)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Linoleum deck brown
(TS69)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
     
Silver
(H8)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Silver
(C8)
Mr. Color
Flat Aluminium
(XF16)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Silver (Metallic)
(70.997)
Vallejo Model Color
Silver RLM01 (Metallic)
(71.063)
Vallejo Model Air
Silver (metallic)
(11)
Humbrol Enamel
Silver (metallic)
(11)
Humbrol Acrylic
Silver (solid metallic)
(36190)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
silver (solid metallic)
(32190)
Revell Email Enamel
Aluminum (F)
(4677)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Aluminum (F)
(1781)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Matt Natural Metal FS37178
(LC24)
Lifecolor
MATT ALUMINUM
(A.MIG-0194)
Ammo Acrylics
Aluminium (Metallic)
(RC020)
AK Real Color
Metal. Gloss Silver
(4678AP)
Italeri
Flat Aluminum
(XF-16)
Tamiya Enamel
Light Steel
(69.064)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Flat Aluminum (Lacquer Paint)
(LP38)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Aluminum (Metallic)
(71.062)
Vallejo Model Air
Aluminium
(HTK-_078)
Hataka
FS17178 Aluminium
(X142)
Xtracolor
Metallic Gray
(XF56)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Oily Steel (Metallic)
(70.865)
Vallejo Model Color
Chrome (Metallic
(71.064)
Vallejo Model Air
Aluminum (metallic)
(56)
Humbrol Enamel
Aluminum (solid metallic)
(36199)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
aluminum (solid metallic)
(32199)
Revell Email Enamel
POLISHED METAL
(A.MIG-0192)
Ammo Acrylics
Metal. Flat Aluminum
(4677AP)
Italeri
Metallic Grey
(XF-56)
Tamiya Enamel
Dark Steel
(69.065)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Metallic gray (Lacquer Paint)
(LP61)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
SILVER
(A.MIG-0195)
Ammo Acrylics
Shine Silver
(C90)
Mr. Color
Chrome Silver (metallic)
(191)
Humbrol Enamel
White Aluminium
(HTK-_190)
Hataka
RAL9001 Weissaluminium
(X252)
Xtracolor
Bare Metal Silver
(AS12)
Tamiya Color Spray For Aircraft
     
Gray/Nezumi
(H22)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Neutral Gray
(C13)
Mr. Color
Neutral Gray
(XF53)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Neutral Grey
(70.992)
Vallejo Model Color
Light Gray
(71.050)
Vallejo Model Air
Grey Primer (Matte)
(1)
Humbrol Enamel
Dark Grey (Gloss)
(32171)
Revell Email Enamel
GREY
(A.MIG-0059)
Ammo Acrylics
Flat Dark Gray
(4754AP)
Italeri
Dark Admiralty Grey (Gloss)
(5)
Humbrol Enamel
     
Shine Red
(H23)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Shine Red
(C79)
Mr. Color
Red
(X7)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Scarlet
(70.817)
Vallejo Model Color
Red RLM23
(71.003)
Vallejo Model Air
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Enamel
Scarlet (Matte)
(60)
Humbrol Acrylic
Fiery Red (Gloss)
(36131)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
fiery red (solid matt)
(32131)
Revell Email Enamel
RED
(A.MIG-0049)
Ammo Acrylics
Signal Red
(RC005)
AK Real Color
Traffic Red
(HTK-_103)
Hataka
Shine Red
(N23)
Acrysion
Red
(69.008)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Signal Red (Satin)
(174)
Humbrol Enamel
Scarlet (Matte)
(60)
Humbrol Enamel
Arrow Red
(238)
Humbrol Enamel
Red Arrows Red BS537
(X014)
Xtracolor
BS Signal Red
(HTK-_276)
Hataka
MS Red(Federation Mobile Suit Red)
(UG04)
Gundam Color
  
Midnight Blue
(H55)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Midnight Blue
(C71)
Mr. Color
Royal Blue
(X3)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
USN Sea Blue
(71.295)
Vallejo Model Air
Flat Sea Blue FS35042
(1718)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042
(UA044)
Lifecolor
Sea Blue
(RC257)
AK Real Color
Semi-Gloss Sea Blue
(HTK-_006)
Hataka
Midnight Blue
(N55)
Acrysion
Sea Blue
(XF17)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
   
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue
(H56)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue
(C72)
Mr. Color
Medium Blue
(XF18)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Intermediate Blue
(70.903)
Vallejo Model Color
Intermediate Blue
(71.299)
Vallejo Model Air
Intermediate Blue (Matte)
(144)
Humbrol Enamel
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(36179)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Greyish Blue (solid matt)
(32179)
Revell Email Enamel
Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (F)
(4744)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Intermediate Blue FS35164
(1720)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164
(UA045)
Lifecolor
FRENCH BLUE
(A.MIG-0062)
Ammo Acrylics
Intermediate Blue
(RC235)
AK Real Color
Intermediate Blue
(HTK-_027)
Hataka
Intermediate Blue
(N56)
Acrysion
IDF Blue
(71.113)
Vallejo Model Air
RAF Blue (Matte)
(96)
Humbrol Enamel
INTERMEDIATE BLUE
(A.MIG-0228)
Ammo Acrylics
Flat Blue
(XF8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Dark Blue
(70.930)
Vallejo Model Color
Blue
(71.004)
Vallejo Model Air
Blue (Matte)
(25)
Humbrol Enamel
Blue (Matte)
(25)
Humbrol Acrylic
MARINE BLUE
(A.MIG-0123)
Ammo Acrylics
Pure Blue
(RC010)
AK Real Color
Signal Blue
(HTK-_102)
Hataka
Light Gray
(XF66)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Flat Medium Sea Grey
(4313AP)
Italeri
UK PRU Blue
(71.109)
Vallejo Model Air
PRU Blue (Matte)
(230)
Humbrol Enamel
RAF P.R.U. Blue
(2061)
Testors Model Master Enamel
RAF PRU Blue
(RC297)
AK Real Color
BS PRU Blue
(HTK-_207)
Hataka
   
IJN Gray
(H61)
Aqueous Hobby Color
IJN Gray(Mitsubishi)
(C35)
Mr. Color
J.N. Gray
(XF12)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Medium Sea Grey
(70.870)
Vallejo Model Color
Light Gray
(71.050)
Vallejo Model Air
Light Grey (Matte)
(64)
Humbrol Enamel
Light Grey (Matte)
(64)
Humbrol Acrylic
stone grey (solid matt)
(36175)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
stone grey (solid matt)
(32175)
Revell Email Enamel
IJN J3 Hai-Iro (Grey)
(RC302)
AK Real Color
IJN Gray (Mitsubishi)
(N61)
Acrysion
J.N. Gray
(XF-12)
Tamiya Enamel
Medium Grey
(69.038)
Vallejo Mecha Color
light gray (IJN) (Lacquer Paint)
(LP32)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Medium Sea Gray BS381C/637
(C335)
Mr. Color
Clear Green
(H94)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Clear Green
(C138)
Mr. Color
Clear Green
(X25)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Transparent Green (Transparent)
(70.936)
Vallejo Model Color
Green (Clear)
(1325)
Humbrol Enamel
Transparent Green (G)
(4668)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
CRYSTAL GREEN
(A.MIG-0092)
Ammo Acrylics
Clear Green
(RC505)
AK Real Color
Clear Green
(N94)
Acrysion
      

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