Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MG RX-78-2 Gundam ver 2.0 English Manual and Color Guide

Bandai Master Grade MG RX-78-2 Gundam ver 2.0 English Color Guide

The iconic RX-78-2 Gundam of Amuro Ray from the first ever Mobile Suit Gundam anime series re-released as a version 2.0 from the Master Grade line of Bandai.

Where would we be had this iconic franchise not been released? Even Macross co-creator, Shoji Kawamori, said that he was inspired by the release of Mobile Suit Gundam. Definitely nowhere... as with the $billion dollar a year industry spurred by the franchise. And when you think about it, its not just the plamodel kits, but also the guys who make the paints, the tools and other consumables related to the Gunpla hobby. I shudder at the thought.

When you think about it, not only does the Gundam franchise provide us with entertainment and cherished childhood memories that we take with us to adulthood, but it also provides jobs and secures their families the means to put food on their table... so in short, don't buy Bootleg *snicker*

Despite being the oldest design in the franchise, the RX-78-2 seems to hold the distinction of being the flag ship design for every series released by Bandai. As evidenced by the recently released Real Grade line of model kits by Bandai.

The MG RX-78-2 Gundam ver 2.0 is selling for 4200 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 3360 yen at Hobby Search, 2940 yen at HWJapan

Construction Manual and Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese Manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review site. Great review of this model kit can also be found at Dalong's site. For the meaning of the symbols found in this kit's manual , kindly refer to this older post.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 arm,legs, etc White (H1)(100%) + Yellow (H4)(small dose) + Light Brown/Tan (H27)(small dose)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 chest part etc Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(45%) + White (H1)(35%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(20%)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 chest intake etc Yellow (H4)(45%) + White (H1)(35%) + Orange (H14)(20%)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 abdomen, feet tips, etc Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)(80%) + White (H1)(10%) + Yellow (H4)(5%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(5%)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 ransel(backpack), weapons etc Neutral Gray (H53)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 eyes Clear Yellow (H91)(100%)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 head sensor Clear Red (H90)(100%)
MG RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 2.0 beam javelin Flourescent Pink (C174)(100%)
Armuro Ray normal suit White (H1)(100%)
Armuro Ray normal suit line part Red (H3)(100%)
Armuro Ray normal Midnight Blue (H55)(100%)
Armuro Ray normal suit boots Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(50%) + White (H1)(50%)
Armuro Ray normal suit visor Sky Blue (H25)(100%)
Amuro Ray Civilian Clothes skin color Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%)
Amuro Ray Civilian Clothes head, shoes Wood Brown (H37)(100%)
Amuro Ray Civilian Clothes jeans Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
Amuro Ray Civilian Clothes shirt Orange Yellow (H24)(60%) + White (H1)(40%)
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Flourescent Pink
(C174)
Mr. Color
Flourescent Pink
(N99)
Acrysion
      
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
    
Red
(H3)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Red
(C3)
Mr. Color
Red
(X7)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Carmine Red
(70.908)
Vallejo Model Color
Red RLM23
(71.003)
Vallejo Model Air
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Enamel
Bright Red (Gloss)
(19)
Humbrol Acrylic
Fiery Red (Gloss)
(36131)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
fiery red (solid matt)
(32131)
Revell Email Enamel
RED
(A.MIG-0049)
Ammo Acrylics
Traffic Red
(HTK-_103)
Hataka
    
Yellow
(H4)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Yellow
(C4)
Mr. Color
Flat Yellow
(XF3)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Flat Yellow
(70.953)
Vallejo Model Color
Medium Yellow
(71.002)
Vallejo Model Air
Yellow (Gloss)
(69)
Humbrol Enamel
Yellow (Gloss)
(69)
Humbrol Acrylic
yellow (Gloss)
(36112)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
yellow (solid matt)
(32112)
Revell Email Enamel
YELLOW
(A.MIG-0048)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss Yellow
(4642AP)
Italeri
Yellow
(69.004)
Vallejo Mecha Color
Lemon Yellow
(X8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Deep Yellow
(70.915)
Vallejo Model Color
Lemon Yellow
(X-8)
Tamiya Enamel
Pure Yellow (Lacquer Paint)
(LP8)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Yellow
(TS16)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
MS Yellow(Federation Mobile Suit Yellow)
(UG03)
Gundam Color
    
Orange
(H14)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Orange
(C59)
Mr. Color
Orange
(X6)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Clear Orange
(70.956)
Vallejo Model Color
Orange
(71.083)
Vallejo Model Air
Orange (Gloss)
(18)
Humbrol Enamel
luminous orange (solid matt)
(36125)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
luminous orange (solid matt)
(32125)
Revell Email Enamel
Orange (Gloss)
(1527)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Matt Orange FS32246
(LC05)
Lifecolor
ORANGE
(A.MIG-0129)
Ammo Acrylics
Orange
(RC009)
AK Real Color
Pure Orange
(HTK-_704)
Hataka
Flat Orange
(4302AP)
Italeri
orange (Gloss)
(36130)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
orange (solid matt)
(32130)
Revell Email Enamel
Gloss Orange
(4682AP)
Italeri
     
Bright Blue/Indy Blue
(H15)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Bright Blue/Indy Blue
(C65)
Mr. Color
Blue
(X4)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Dark Blue
(70.930)
Vallejo Model Color
French Blue (Gloss)
(14)
Humbrol Enamel
French Blue (Gloss)
(14)
Humbrol Acrylic
Blue (Gloss)
(36152)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
blue (solid matt)
(32152)
Revell Email Enamel
MEDIUM BLUE
(A.MIG-0103)
Ammo Acrylics
Gloss French Blue
(4659AP)
Italeri
Ultramarine
(70.839)
Vallejo Model Color
Lufthansa Blue RAL 5022
(198)
Humbrol Enamel
Flat Blue
(XF8)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
  
Orange Yellow
(H24)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Orange Yellow
(C58)
Mr. Color
Light Orange
(70.911)
Vallejo Model Color
Orange Rust
(71.130)
Vallejo Model Air
LIGHT RUST
(A.MIG-0039)
Ammo Acrylics
Signal Orange
(HTK-_133)
Hataka
  
Sky Blue
(H25)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Sky Blue
(C34)
Mr. Color
Sky Blue
(X14)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Mediterranean Blue (Gloss)
(48)
Humbrol Enamel
    
Light Brown/Tan
(H27)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Tan
(C44)
Mr. Color
Buff
(XF57)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Green Brown
(70.879)
Vallejo Model Color
German Yellow Brown
(71.272)
Vallejo Model Air
Brown Yellow (Matte)
(94)
Humbrol Enamel
Ochre Brown (solid matt)
(36188)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
Ochre Brown (solid matt)
(32188)
Revell Email Enamel
Africa Grunbraun RAL 8000 (F)
(2099)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Grunbraun/Gelbbraun RAL 8000
(UA203)
Lifecolor
GELBBRAUN
(A.MIG-0013)
Ammo Acrylics
Gelbraun – Yellow Brown
(RC063)
AK Real Color
Green Brown
(HTK-_303)
Hataka
RAL8000 Grunbraun
(X803)
Xtracolor
Flat US Army/Mar.Gulf Arm Sand
(4812AP)
Italeri
Tan (Gloss)
(9)
Humbrol Enamel
      
Cobalt Blue
(H35)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Cobalt Blue
(C80)
Mr. Color
      
Wood Brown
(H37)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Wood Brown
(C43)
Mr. Color
Sand Brown
(71.034)
Vallejo Model Air
Brown (Matte)
(186)
Humbrol Enamel
Brown (solid matt)
(36185)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
brown (solid silk matt)
(32185)
Revell Email Enamel
Earth Red FS30117 (F)
(4707)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
Military Brown FS30117
(1701)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Earth Red FS30117
(UA306)
Lifecolor
CLAY BROWN
(A.MIG-0079)
Ammo Acrylics
No.8 Earth Red
(RC031)
AK Real Color
Earth Red
(HTK-_213)
Hataka
Flat Wood
(4673AP)
Italeri
US Earth Red
(71.293)
Vallejo Model Air
 
Flesh/Pale Brown
(H44)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Flesh
(C51)
Mr. Color
Flat Flesh
(XF15)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Cork Brown
(70.843)
Vallejo Model Color
Skin Tone
(71.076)
Vallejo Model Air
Flesh (Matte)
(61)
Humbrol Enamel
Leather (Matte)
(62)
Humbrol Acrylic
Brown (solid matt)
(36185)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
brown (solid silk matt)
(32185)
Revell Email Enamel
SAND BROWN
(A.MIG-0026)
Ammo Acrylics
Flesh
(N44)
Acrysion
Flat Light Flesh
(4390AP)
Italeri
Flat Flesh
(XF-15)
Tamiya Enamel
Flat Flesh (Lacquer Paint)
(LP66)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Desert Yellow
(70.977)
Vallejo Model Color
Camouflage Brown
(71.117)
Vallejo Model Air
Pale Sand
(70.837)
Vallejo Model Color
LIGHT SKIN TONE
(A.MIG-0115)
Ammo Acrylics
Pale Sand
(RC018)
AK Real Color
Leather (Matte)
(62)
Humbrol Enamel
Flat Skin Tone Tint Base - Light
(4601AP)
Italeri
Flat Skin Tone Warm Tint
(4603AP)
Italeri
Flat Flesh 2
(TS77)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
flesh (solid matt)
(36135)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
flesh (solid silk matt)
(32135)
Revell Email Enamel
    
Neutral Gray
(H53)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Neutral Gray
(C13)
Mr. Color
Neutral Gray
(XF53)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Neutral Grey
(70.992)
Vallejo Model Color
Aggressor Gray
(71.274)
Vallejo Model Air
US Compass Grey (Satin)
(128)
Humbrol Enamel
US Compass Grey (Satin)
(128)
Humbrol Acrylic
Aggressor Gray FS36251
(1794)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Light Grey FS36251
(UA034)
Lifecolor
NEUTRAL GRAY
(A.MIG-0239)
Ammo Acrylics
Aggressor Grey
(RC248)
AK Real Color
Aggressor Grey
(HTK-_157)
Hataka
FS16251 Medium Grey
(X132)
Xtracolor
Dark Sea Gray
(XF54)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints (Flat)
Dark Sea Grey
(70.991)
Vallejo Model Color
Neutral Grey
(71.051)
Vallejo Model Air
Air Mobility Command Gray FS36173
(2035)
Testors Model Master Enamel
Neutral Grey 43 FS35173
(UA046)
Lifecolor
(BS 638)
(A.MIG-0205)
Ammo Acrylics
Neutral Grey 43
(RC261)
AK Real Color
Neutral Grey 43
(HTK-_033)
Hataka
FS16173 Air Mobility Command Grey
(X158)
Xtracolor
Grey Z
(69.039)
Vallejo Mecha 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
   
Monza Red/Red Madder
(H86)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Monza Red/Red Madder
(C68)
Mr. Color
      
Clear Red
(H90)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Clear Red
(C47)
Mr. Color
Clear Red
(X27)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Transparent Red (Transparent)
(70.934)
Vallejo Model Color
Red (Clear)
(1321)
Humbrol Enamel
Red (Clear)
(36731)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
red (clear)
(32731)
Revell Email Enamel
Transparent Red (G)
(4630)
Testors Model Master Acrylic
CRYSTAL RED
(A.MIG-0093)
Ammo Acrylics
Clear Red
(RC503)
AK Real Color
Gloss Red
(4605AP)
Italeri
Clear Red
(X-27)
Tamiya Enamel
clear red (Lacquer Paint)
(LP52)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
Clear Red
(TS74)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints
 
Clear Yellow
(H91)
Aqueous Hobby Color
Clear Yellow
(C48)
Mr. Color
Clear Yellow
(X24)
Tamiya Color Acrylic Paint
Clear Yellow
(RC507)
AK Real Color
Clear Yellow
(X-24)
Tamiya Enamel
Clear Yellow (Lacquer Paint)
(LP69)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
  


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