Saturday, January 15, 2011

HMM Shield Liger English Manual & Color Guide

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

The iconic blue Shield Liger from the Zoids anime series. Where all through out the franchise it appears sometimes as a protagonist and sometimes as only a supporting cast member. This was made into a beautiful 1/72 model kit by Kotobukiya in the Highend Master Model (HMM) line. This kit isn't new though as it came out a few years back.

The only Zoids anime I ever watched was New Century Zero, it was light and comedic and probably the reason too why I enjoyed it. I tried watching Chaotic Century but got lost after a few episodes so I didn't bother watching it anymore. I think I got overwhelmed by the amount of episodes and how dragging and slow the story seemed to be. Looking back now, I think that maybe I should have been more patient with the anime series and watched at least half of it before judging the series.

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the 1/72 HMM RPZ-03 Shield Liger by Kotobukiya was translated to Engllish from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Zoid's Plamodel Review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the manual, kindly refer to this older post.

The 1/72 HMM Shield Liger is selling $$$ at Amazon.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
blue partCobalt Blue (H35)(70%) + Purple (H39)(10%) + White (H1)(20%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
main body gray 1White (H1)(70%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Brown (H7)(10%)
main body gray 2Navy Blue (H54)(80%) + White (H1)(10%) + Black (H2)(10%)
main body gray 3Neutral Gray (H53)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
goldGold (H9)(100%)
canopyClear Orange (H92)(100%)
gun metal 1Silver (H8)(50%) + Black (H2)(40%) + Brown (H7)(5%) + Shine Red (H23)(5%)
gun metal 2Black (H2)(90%) + Silver (H8)(10%)
silverSilver (H8)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
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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
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)--
Gold (H9)Gold (C9)Gold Leaf (X12)Gold (Metallic) (70.996)Gold (Metallic) (71.066)GOLD (A.MIG-0198)----gold (solid metallic) (32194)Gold (metallic) (16)------Metal. Gloss Gold (4671AP)
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)Clear Orange (X26)Clear Orange (70.956)--CRYSTAL ORANGE (A.MIG-0097)Clear Orange (RC506)--Orange (clear) (32730)Orange (Clear) (1322)--------
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)
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)--------



Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual


Didn't bother to post the entire manual, only the pages with Japanese characters in them that could be translated.
Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual

Kotobukiya 1/72 HMM Zoids Shield Liger English Color Guide & Manual