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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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 EnamelXtracolorLife 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)
Yellow (H4)Yellow (C4)Flat Yellow (XF3)Flat Yellow (70.953)Medium Yellow (71.002)YELLOW (A.MIG-0048)----yellow (solid matt) (32112)Yellow (Gloss) (69)------Gloss Yellow (4642AP)
Light Brown/Tan (H27)Tan (C44)Buff (XF57)Green Brown (70.879)German Yellow Brown (71.272)GELBBRAUN (A.MIG-0013)Gelbraun – Yellow Brown (RC063)Green Brown (HTK-_303)Ochre Brown (solid matt) (32188)Brown Yellow (Matte) (94)Africa Grunbraun RAL 8000 (F) (2099)RAL8000 Grunbraun (X803)Grunbraun/Gelbbraun RAL 8000 (UA203)Flat US Army/Mar.Gulf Arm Sand (4812AP)
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)----blue (solid matt) (32152)French Blue (Gloss) (14)------Gloss French Blue (4659AP)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)Orange (71.083)ORANGE (A.MIG-0129)Orange (RC009)Pure Orange (HTK-_704)luminous orange (solid matt) (32125)Orange (Gloss) (18)Orange (Gloss) (1527)--Matt Orange FS32246 (LC05)Flat Orange (4302AP)
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Aggressor Gray (71.274)NEUTRAL GRAY (A.MIG-0239)Aggressor Grey (RC248)Aggressor Grey (HTK-_157)--US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)Aggressor Gray FS36251 (1794)FS16251 Medium Grey (X132)Light Grey FS36251 (UA034)--
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)
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
Clear Red (H90)Clear Red (C47)Clear Red (X27)Transparent Red (Transparent) (70.934)--CRYSTAL RED (A.MIG-0093)Clear Red (RC503)--red (clear) (32731)Red (Clear) (1321)------Gloss Red (4605AP)
--Flourescent Pink (C174)------------------------
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)--Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)--------
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)--
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)--
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)------------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--------
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)----brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Flesh (Matte) (61)------Flat Light Flesh (4390AP)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)----Sand Brown (71.034)CLAY BROWN (A.MIG-0079)No.8 Earth Red (RC031)Earth Red (HTK-_213)brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Brown (Matte) (186)Military Brown FS30117 (1701)--Earth Red FS30117 (UA306)Flat Wood (4673AP)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------


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