Monday, April 18, 2011

1/72 Destroid Spartan English Manual & Color Guide

1/72 Destroid Spartan MBR-07-MKII Color Guide & Manual
1/72 Destroid Spartan originally made by Imai in the 80's, then the molds were bought by Bandai and the kits were republished last year. Spartans formed part of the non flying mecha contingent of the SDF Macross from the anime series of the same name.

Probably the most famous pilot of the Destroid Spartan was series protagonist, Hikaru Ichijo, himself. He donned the suit temporarily to take care of some troublesome Zentradi who were having a hard time adjusting to civilian life during the latter part of the series.

Insert customary *I wish Yamato Toys* would make a 1/60 version of this mecha ... hehehe... seriously though, I wish they did.

The 1/72 Destroid Spartan by Bandai/Imai is selling for $$$ at Amazon, 1450 yen at Amiami, 1600 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1700 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
sea gray partIJN Gray (H61)(100%)
middle red partFlat Red (H13)(90%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
soft green partGreen (H6)(90%) + Yellow (H4)(10%)
other colors usedFlat Black (H12)
other colors usedSteel (H18)
other colors usedClear Red (H90)
other colors usedClear Green (H94)

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
IJN Gray (H61)IJN Gray(Mitsubishi) (C35)J.N. Gray (XF12)Medium Sea Grey (70.870)Light Gray (71.050)--IJN J3 Hai-Iro (Grey) (RC302)--stone grey (solid matt) (32175)Light Grey (Matte) (64)--------
Flat Red (H13)--Flat Red (XF7)Scarlet (70.817)Ferrari Red (71.085)RED (A.MIG-0049)Red (RC006)Flame Red (HTK-_132)carmine red (solid matt) (32136)Insignia Red (Matte) (153)Ford Engine Red (2733)--Matt Red FS31302 (LC06)Flat Guards Red (4632AP)
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)
Green (H6)Green (C6)Green (X5)Black Green (70.980)--------sea green (solid matt) (32162)Brunswick Green (Gloss) (3)--------
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)
Flat Black (H12)Flat Black (C33)Flat Black (XF1)Black (70.950)Black (71.057)MATT BLACK (A.MIG-0046)Flat Black (RC001)Jet Black (HTK-_100)black (solid silk matt) (32108)Black (Matte) (33)Black FS 37038 (F) (1749)Night Black BS642 (X012)Black FS37038 (LC02)Flat Black (4768AP)
Steel (H18)Steel (C28)--Oily Steel (Metallic) (70.865)Steel (Metallic) (71.065)STEEL (A.MIG-0191)----steel (solid metallic) (32191)Polished Steel (metalcote) (27003)------Metal. Flat Steel (4679AP)
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)
Clear Green (H94)Clear Green (C138)Clear Green (X25)Transparent Green (Transparent) (70.936)--CRYSTAL GREEN (A.MIG-0092)Clear Green (RC505)----Green (Clear) (1325)--------

Color Guide and Manual for the 1/72 Destroid Spartan by Bandai/Imai was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Hobby Search

1/72 Destroid Spartan MBR-07-MKII Translated English Color Guide & Manual 1/72 Destroid Spartan MBR-07-MKII Translated English Color Guide & Manual