Sunday, June 26, 2011

MG Gundam Epyon English Manual & Color Guide

MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Was excited to see this toy when it was first announced that a Master Grade rendering of the Gundam Epyon from Gundam Wing would be released by Bandai. I have to confess first that I only watched a handful of episodes of Gundam Wing so I haven't really seen the Epyon in action. I guess the good thing about that is that I can look at the Epyon with a sense of detachment and objectivity since I don't have the "emotional" attachment that most fans are burdened with after watching an anime series. I'm a classic example of that since I'm a Macross nut and consider all Shoji Kawamori designs to be amazing.

On the outside looking in, the Gundam Epyon for me has a very appealing design that melds beautiful lines, exotic curves, an encompassing color scheme that makes just the perfect mesh to give birth to awesomeness. Plus of course, it transforms to a freaking Dragon in mobile armor mode, what's not great about that? *snicker*

MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon English Translation Color Guide & Manual

The MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon is selling for $$$ at Amazon, 3520 yen at Amiami, 3840 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 4080 yen at Hobby Search.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon main body etcWine Red/Maroon (H43)(80%) + Red (H3)(15%) + White (H1)(5%)
MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon heat rod etcBlack (H2)(70%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(30%) as a base coat and as a top coat Clear Blue (H93)(70%) + Clear (H30)(30%)
MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon thighs etcNeutral Gray (H53)(65%) + Purple (H39)(25%) + Midnight Blue (H55)(10%)
MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon chest duct part etcWhite (C1)(60%) + Orange Yellow (C58)(35%) + Flourescent Orange (C173)(5%)
MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon chest etcWhite (H1)(95%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(5%)
MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon eyes etcClear (H30)(40%) + Clear Blue (H93)(40%) + Clear Green (H94)(20%)
Milliardo Peacecraft (Zechs Merquise) forehead etcFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
Milliardo Peacecraft (Zechs Merquise) hair etcWhite (H1)(70%) + Yellow (H4)(20%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%)
Milliardo Peacecraft (Zechs Merquise) coatNeutral Gray (H53)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Wood Brown (H37)(10%)
Milliardo Peacecraft (Zechs Merquise) uniformOlive Drab (1) (H52)(50%) + IJA Green (H60)(50%)
Milliardo Peacecraft (Zechs Merquise) bootsMidnight Blue (H55)(100%)
Milliardo Peacecraft (Zechs Merquise) pilot suitWine Red/Maroon (H43)(80%) + Red (H3)(15%) + White (H1)(5%)
Disclaimer

Color Guide & Manual for the 1/100 MG Gundam Epyon 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 post.

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MG OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon English Translation Color Guide & Manual


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
Wine Red/Maroon (H43)Wine Red/Maroon (C100)--Red (70.926)--------Red (32132)Crimson (Gloss) (20)--------
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)--------
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)
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)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
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)
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)
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)--
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
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)--
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)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
--Flourescent Orange (C173)------------------------
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)--------
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)----brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Flesh (Matte) (61)------Flat Light Flesh (4390AP)
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)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)----Sand Brown (71.034)CLAY BROWN (A.MIG-0079)No.8 Earth Red (RC031)Earth Red (HTK-_213)--Brown (Matte) (186)Military Brown FS30117 (1701)--Earth Red FS30117 (UA306)Flat Wood (4673AP)
Olive Drab (1) (H52)--------------------------
IJA Green (H60)IJA Green (C16)J.A. Green (XF13)------------US Dark Green (Matte) (116)------Flat Dark Slate Grey (4311AP)