Monday, March 21, 2011

1/35 U.C. Hard Graph Core Fighter English Manual & Color Guide

1/35 FF-X7 Core Fighter Color Guide & Manual

I was truly impressed with this kit the moment that I saw it. Highly detailed rendition of the iconic Core Fighter from the first ever Mobile Suit Gundam. Include in the 1/35 kit is a figure of Amuro Ray, Sayla Mass and a token Deck Crew *snicker* The Core Fighter also transforms to Core Block mode which fits in the chest part of the Gundam.

I can't help but think that the Core Fighter is how the Mobile Suit Gundam establishes its roots to the Giant Robot Series that preceded it before blazing a trail to the Real Robot Series that it anchored.

I remember in almost all of the Giant Robot Series of the 70's there was always a personal craft that the hero used in order to "connect" with the robot. From a logical perspective it doesn't make practical sense since it could be considered as a time waster. But hey!, this is entertainment and the act of boarding the robot via another craft added to the dramatic effect...blah blah blah... old man rambling *snicker*

The 1/35 U.C. Hard Graph FF-X7 Core Fighter is selling for $$$ at Amazon, 3280 yen at Amiami, 3690 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 3825 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
Core Fighter main body blue part etcBright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)(100%)
Core Fighter main body red part etcRusset/Azuki (C81)(80%) + Shine Red (C79)(20%) + Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)(small dose)
Core Fighter seat etcBrown (C7)(50%) + Earth Green (C132)(50%)
Core Fighter cockpit etcNeutral Gray (C13)(70%) + Cobalt Blue (C80)(30%)
Core Fighter main body etc white partWhite (C1)(90%) + Neutral Gray (C13)(10%)
Core Fighter nose of the planeEngine Gray FS16081 (C339)(90%) + Black (C2)(10%)
Core Fighter missile etcLight Gray (C97)(100%)
Core Fighter missile warhead etcField Gray (2) (C52)(100%)
Core Fighter intake etcDark Gray(2) (C32)(100%)
Core Fighter fuselage inner partField Gray (2) (C52)(60%) + White (C1)(40%) + Green (C6)(small dose)
Core Fighter tire etcTire Black (C137)(100%)
Amuro, deck crew skin colorCharacter Flesh (1) (C111)(100%)
Amuro hairBrown (C7)(100%)
Amuro normal suit's white partWhite (C1)(100%) + Sky Blue (C34)(small dose) + Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)(small dose)
Amuro normal suit's boots etc light green partWhite (C1)(95%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)(5%) + Sky Blue (C34)(small dose)
Amuro normal suit's belt etc gray partWhite (C1)(50%) + Sky Blue (C34)(50%) + Purple (C67)(small dose)
Amuro, Sayla normal suit's red partMonza Red/Red Madder (C68)(100%)
Amuro, Sayla normal suit's black partBlack (C2)(100%)
Sayla skin partCharacter Flesh (1) (C111)(50%) + White (C1)(50%) + Pink (C63)(small dose)
Sayla hairWhite (C1)(50%) + Yellow (C4)(50%)
Sayla normal suit's yellow partOrange Yellow (C58)(100%) + Orange (C59)(small dose) + Neutral Gray (C13)(small dose)
Sayla normal suit's brown partMahogany (C42)(100%)
Sayla normal suit's helmet etc pink partPink (C63)(100%) + Red (C3)(small dose)
deck crew tan partTan (C44)(80%) + White (C1)(20%) + Red (C3)(small dose)
deck crew vest etc green partBright Green/Daytona Green (C66)(100%)
deck crew head light green partYellow Green/Roman Green (C64)(100%)
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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
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)--------
Russet / Azuki (H33)Russet/Azuki (C81)--------------Brown (Satin) (133)------Flat Wood (4673AP)
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)--------
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)
--Earth Green (C132)------------------------
Gray/Nezumi (H22)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Light Gray (71.050)GREY (A.MIG-0059)----Dark Grey (Gloss) (32171)Grey Primer (Matte) (1)------Flat Dark Gray (4754AP)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
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)
Engine Gray FS16081 (H339)Engine Gray FS16081 (C339)--German Grey Dark (70.995)German Grey (71.052)GREY BASE (A.MIG-0908)------Dark Grey (Matte) (32)--------
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)
--Light Gray (C97)------------------------
Field Gray (2)/Olive Gray (H48)Field Gray (2) (C52)Field Gray (XF65)Retractive Green (70.890)Medium Olive (71.092)OLIVGRÜN OPT.2 (A.MIG-0002)----------------
Dark Gray (2) (H83)Dark Gray(2) (C32)IJN Gray (XF75)--AMT-12 Dark Grey (71.308)DARK GREY AMT-12 (A.MIG-0235)AMT-12 Dark Grey (RC318)AMT-12 Dark Grey (HTK-_070)------------
Green (H6)Green (C6)Green (X5)Black Green (70.980)--------sea green (solid matt) (32162)Brunswick Green (Gloss) (3)--------
Tire Black (H77)Tire Black (C137)Flat Black (XF1)Dark Rubber (70.306)Tire Black (71.315)RUBBER & TIRES (A.MIG-0033)Rubber Black (RC022)--black (solid silk matt) (32108)Black (Matte) (33)Rubber (1583)--Tire Black (UA733)--
--Character Flesh (1) (C111)------------------------
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)------------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--------
Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)------SIGNAL GREEN (A.MIG-0054)----emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)--------
Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--GREEN BASE (A.MIG-0916)------Lime (Gloss) (38)--------
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
Pink (H19)Pink (C63)Pink (X17)Old Rose (70.944)----------Pink (Gloss) (200)--------
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 Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
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)
Mahogany (H84)Mahogany (C42)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)DARK TRACKS (A.MIG-0035)--Mahogany Brown (HTK-_130)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)Wine (Matte) (73)------Flat Rust (4675AP)
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)--------
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)

Color Guide and Construction Manual for the 1/35 FF-X7 Core Fighter was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review Site and Hobby Search.

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