Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom English Manual & Color Guide

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom by Bandai that was featured in the recently shown Macross Frontier: Sayonara Tsubasa movie. Macross Frontier protagonist, Alto Saotome, flies this in the movie. This model kit is in fighter mode only so you can't hope to transform it into its Gerwalk and Battroid forms.

Macross Frontier Creator, Shoji Kawamori, likes to pay homage to past Macross Series by including a likeness of them in various scenes, characters or mecha. I know that the swept forward form of the wing pays homage to the YF-19 of Isamu Dyson from Macross Plus. I'm not sure however where the color scheme for the YF-29 comes from, it must be a new thing then?

There's also a 1/60 DX toy version of the YF-29 Durandal that scheduled to come out next month, so looking forward to that.

The 1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom is selling for 875 yen at Amiami, 960 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1020 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
YF-29 main body white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(small dose) + Clear Blue (H93)(small dose)
YF-29 main body red partShine Red (H23)(100%) + Cocoa Brown (H17)(small dose)
YF-29 main body black partBlack (H2)(100%)
YF-29 main body clear green partEmerald Green (H46)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
YF-29 main body cockpit gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(100%)
YF-29 cockpit blue gray partRLM75 Gray Violet/RLM 75 Gray (H69)(90%) + Violet (H49)(10%)
YF-29 vernier black partTire Black (H77)(100%)
gunpod etc light brown partsKhaki (H81)(70%) + White (H1)(15%) + Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(10%) + RLM75 Gray Violet/RLM 75 Gray (H69)(5%)
gun pod dark brown partRed Brown (H47)(80%) + White (H1)(20%)
alto figure white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Violet (H49)(small dose)
alto figure blue partViolet (H49)(95%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(5%)
alto figure gray partRLM74 Dark Gray (H68)(100%)
alto figure red partShine Red (H23)(60%) + Pink (H19)(40%) + Violet (H49)(small dose)
alto figure yellow partYellow (H4)(100%)
alto figure canopy, visor clear purple partClear Blue (H93)(25%) + Clear Red (H90)(20%) + Clear (H30)(55%)

Color Guide & Manual for the 1/110 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla Review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the model kit's manual, kindly refer to this older post.

1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual 1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual 1/100 YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie Alto Custom Color Guide & Manual

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

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)
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)--
Clear Blue (H93)Clear Blue (C50)Clear Blue (X23)Transparent Blue (Transparent) (70.938)--CRYSTAL LIGHT BLUE (A.MIG-0098)Clear Blue (RC504)--blue (clear) (32752)--------Gloss Light Blue (4650AP)
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)--------
Cocoa Brown (H17)Hull Red (C29)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)RED BROWN SHADOW (A.MIG-0912)--Mahogany Brown (HTK-_130)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)Wine (Matte) (73)------Flat Rust (4675AP)
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)
Emerald Green (H46)----Emerald (70.838)--INTERIOR TURQUOISE GREEN (A.MIG-0223)----------------
RLM75 Gray Violet/RLM 75 Gray (H69)RLM75 Gray Violet (C37)Dark Gray (XF24)Basalt Grey (70.869)Grey Violet RLM75 (71.259)GRAUVIOLETT (A.MIG-0254)RLM 75 (RC279)Grey-Violet (HTK-_007)dark grey (solid silk matt) (32378)Extra Dark Sea Grey (Satin) (123)Grauviolett RLM75 (SG) (2085)--Grauviolett RLM 75 (UA508)--
Violet (H49)--Purple (X16)Violet (70.960)--VIOLET (A.MIG-0126)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
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)--
Khaki (H81)Khaki (C55)Khaki (XF49)Green Brown (70.879)Camouflage Grey Green (71.116)GRAUGRÜN (A.MIG-0005)Graugrün – Grey Green (RC053)Khaki Grey (HTK-_304)Olive Brown (solid matt) (32186)Khaki (Matte) (26)Africa Khakibraun RAL 7008 '41 (F) (2098)RAL7008 Khakibraun (X804)Graugrün Khakibraun RAL 7008 (UA212)--
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray (C11)----USAF Light Gray (71.276)LIGHT GRAY (A.MIG-0209)----------------
Red Brown (H47)Red Brown (C41)Red Brown (XF64)Flat Brown (70.984)Hull Red (71.039)ROTBRAUN (A.MIG-0014)S.C.C. 1A Brown (RC034)S.C.C. No. 1A Dark Brown (HTK-_077)--German Camouflage Red Brown (Matte) (160)Root Braun RAL 8012 (SG) (2152)--SCC 1A Very Dark Brown (UA274)Flat Earth Red (4707AP)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
RLM74 Dark Gray (H68)RLM74 Gray Green (C36)German Gray (XF63)Dark Bluegrey (70.867)Engine Grey (71.048)GRAUGRÜN (A.MIG-0253)Dark Eggplant Grey (RC242)Dark Grey (HTK-_230)Tank Grey (solid matt) (32178)Tank Grey (Matte) (67)Engine Gray FS36076 (2034)FS16076 Engine Grey (X128)Graugrun RLM74 (UA507)Graugrün RLM 74 (4784AP)
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)
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 (H30)Clear (C46)Clear (X22)Glossy Varnish (70.510)--GLOSSY VARNISH (A.MIG-0091)Gloss Varnish (RC502)Gloss Lacquer Clear Coat (HTK-XP09)Clear (solid gloss) (32101)Varnish (Gloss) (35)Gloss Clear Acrylic (2017)--Gloss Clear (LC73)Gloss Clear Acryl 35 ml (4638AP)