Sunday, January 23, 2011

HG Forever Gundam English Manual & Color Guide

Bandai High Grade HG GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam English Color Guide and Manual

Boris Schauer's GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam from the Gunpla Builders anime. Basically a souped up RX-78-2 with additional armor modifications, remotely piloted funnels and an independent shield system. That's on top of the usual arsenal that the RX-78-2 carries.

I found the Gunpla Builders Beginning Gundam anime cheesy but that's because it was really targetted at a much younger demographic most likely to get them interested in Gunpla, duh!. What I don't find cheesy though are the mobile suit designs that came out of the anime. A fine example of the awesomeness of their designs is the Zaku F2000, then of course there is the quirky but cute Beargguy

The 1/144 High Grade GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam is selling for 1460 yen at Amiami, 1600 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1600 yen at Hobby Search.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body white etcWhite (H1)(100%) + Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(small dose)
armor etc blue partCobalt Blue (H35)(80%) + Sky Blue (H25)(20%) + Blue (H5)(small dose)
abdomen etc red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%) + White (H1)(small dose)
chest intake yellow part etcYellow (H4)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
hand etc gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
funnel tips light gray partViolet (H49)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(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
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)
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)--------
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)------------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--------
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
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)
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)
Violet (H49)--Purple (X16)Violet (70.960)--VIOLET (A.MIG-0126)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------

Color and Construction Manual for the HG GPB-X78-30 Forever Gundam was translated to English from Dalong's Gunpla Review site.

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