Saturday, April 16, 2011

1/72 Tactical Pod Regult English Manual & Color Guide

Bandai 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult Translated English Color Guide & Manual

This came out last year, the 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult from the original Macross SDF-1 anime. The original version was made by Imai and came out in the 80's. This time around Bandai bought the molds from Imai and reprinted it along with the other Macross kits.

Judging from the manual there are some parts that need to be glued and some don't need. Guessing from this there is some level of articulation with this kit. Definitely being the Macross nut that I am, this goes in the list of kits that I want to have.

If you aren't satisfied with this kit, you can always go with the 1/60 HDP kit made by Yamato Toys. Its going to cost you however an arm and a leg with its almost 40000 yen price tag. I hope however that Yamato Toys will release a cheaper version of this like they did with the HDP Macross SDF-1 kit.


The 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult is selling for 1450 yen at Amiami, 1600 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1700 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
soft gray partNavy Blue (H54) + IJN Gray (H61)
ball white partWhite Green (H31)(80%) + Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(20%)
metal blue partBlue (H5)(50%) + Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(50%)
other color usedRed (H3)
other color usedSteel (H18)
other color usedMidnight Blue (H55)(100%)
other color usedClear Red (H90)
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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
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)
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)--------
White Green (H31)------Grey Blue RLM84 (71.103)GRAUBLAU (A.MIG-0256)RLM 76 Late War Variation (RC322)----Beige Green (Matte) (90)--------
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray (C11)----USAF Light Gray (71.276)LIGHT GRAY (A.MIG-0209)----------------
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)Intermediate Blue (71.299)FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)Intermediate Blue (RC235)Intermediate Blue (HTK-_027)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)Intermediate Blue FS35164 (1720)--Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (UA045)--
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)--------
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)
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--USN Sea Blue (71.295)--Sea Blue (RC257)Semi-Gloss Sea Blue (HTK-_006)----Flat Sea Blue FS35042 (1718)--Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042 (UA044)--
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)

Color Guide and Manual for the 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult was translated to English from the Japanese color guide and manual posted at Hobby Search.

Bandai 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult Translated English Color Guide & Manual Bandai 1/72 Tactical Pod Regult Translated English Color Guide & Manual