Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HG RX-93-V2 Hi-V Gundam GPB Color English Manual and Color Guide

HG RX-93-V2 Hi-V Gundam GPB Color Construction Manual and Color Guide

The 1/144 High Grade RX-93-V2 Hi-V Gundam GPB Color from Gunpla Builders Beginning. Its an anime about kids building gunpla from what I've read. Nice that they've decided to include their own version of the Hi-Nu Gundam in this anime. I always loved the design of the MG Hi-Nu Gundam and consider it one of my want-to-buys.

I love the blue shade of this version but I have to say that this will be very difficult to replicate for a beginner without an airbrush. Considering that you need to mix 4 colors in order to replicate it (refer to translated color guide below). Then again, it could be because I'm misunderstanding the intended audience of the anime series... hehehe

Speaking of coloring model kits, my wife told me that she couldn't understand why I spend time to color the kits I make, considering that Bandai already molds the parts in the color it was meant to be in. At that time I just shrugged my shoulders because I had no witty comeback. If she asked me that again I could tell her, the same reason that girls spend time coloring their face with makeup, because we want it to look good *snicker*

The High Grade RX-93-V2 Hi-V Gundam GPB Color is selling for 1600 yen at Amiami, 2200 yen at Hobby Link Japan, 1760 yen at Hobby Search.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etc white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Navy Blue (H54)(small dose)
shoulder, etc dark blue partNavy Blue (H54)(65%) + Blue (H5)(20%) + White (H1)(10%) + Red (H3)(5%)
cockpit hatch etc red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%)
vernier, weapons etc gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(60%) + White (H1)(20%) + Navy Blue (H54)(20%)
chest intake, etc yellow partYellow (H4)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
front armor center V markYellow (H4)(45%) + White (H1)(35%) + Orange (H14)(20%)
propellant tank base copper partCopper (H10)(90%) + Smoke Gray (H95)(10%)
eyes, sensor etc green partBright Green/Daytona Green (H26)(80%) + White (H1)(20%)
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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)
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)Navy Blue (AS8)Dark Sea Blue (70.898)Steel Blue (71.087)SEA BLUE (A.MIG-0227)Graublau – Grey Blue (RC208)Grey-Blue (HTK-_171)--Navy Blue (Matte) (77)--RAL5008 Graublau (X264)--Flat Non Specular Sea Blue (4604AP)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
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)--------
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)--
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)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)Orange (71.083)ORANGE (A.MIG-0129)Orange (RC009)Pure Orange (HTK-_704)orange (solid matt) (32130)Orange (Gloss) (18)Orange (Gloss) (1527)--Matt Orange FS32246 (LC05)Flat Orange (4302AP)
Copper (H10)Copper (C10)Copper (XF6)Copper (Metallic) (70.999)Copper (Metallic) (71.068)COPPER (A.MIG-0199)----copper (solid metallic) (32193)Copper (metallic) (12)--------
Smoke Gray (H95)Smoke Gray (C101)Smoke (X19)----CRYSTAL SMOKE (A.MIG-0095)Clear Smoke (RC508)--------------
Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)------SIGNAL GREEN (A.MIG-0054)----emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)--------

Construction Manual and Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review site. Comprehensive review of this model kit can also be found at Dalong's site, here.

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