Sunday, August 21, 2011

Frame Arms EXF-10/32 Greifen English Manual & Color Guide

Frame Arms EXF-10/32 Greifen English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Released last month was the 1/100 EXF-10/32 Greifen from the Frame Arms original model kit line by Kotobukiya. I've always liked the well crafted mecha designs of the Frame Arms series and the Greifen does not disappoint, what with the well formed panel lines and surface details. For me, the beauty of a model kit is really defined by the amount of details crammed into the plastic part.

Frame Arms are a line of model kits made by Kotobukiya with interchangeable parts since the basic frame is the same. You can also scratch build your own by using just the well articulated body frame. Great mecha base to work with if you plan to build your own mecha kits from scratch since most of the basic parts are already there to begin with. Frame Arms also boasts of being compatible with the Modeling Support Goods (MSG) line of Kotobukiya which is a slew of option parts for detailing further your basic kit.

The 1/100 Frame Arms EXF-10/32 Greifen is selling for $$$ at Amazon, 3000 yen at Amiami, 3360 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 3570 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body green partWhite (H1)(40%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(30%) + Olive Drab (1) (H52)(15%) + Light Brown/Tan (H27)(10%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(5%)
main body brown partWhite (H1)(50%) + Mahogany (H84)(33%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(15%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(2%)
sensor camera, head inner camera partWhite (H1)(60%) + Silver (H8)(20%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(10%) + Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)(10%)
visorClear Green (H94)(90%) + Clear Blue (H93)(10%)
lineWhite (H1)(100%)
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Construction Manual & Color Guide for the Frame Arms 1/100 EXF-10/32 Greifen was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the Kotobukiya manual, kindly refer to this older post.

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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
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)
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)--------
Olive Drab (1) (H52)--------------------------
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)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
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)
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)--
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Silver (H8)Silver (C8)Flat Aluminium (XF16)Silver (Metallic) (70.997)Silver RLM01 (Metallic) (71.063)MATT ALUMINUM (A.MIG-0194)Aluminium (Metallic) (RC020)--sliver (solid metallic) (32190)Silver (metallic) (11)Aluminum (F) (1781)--Matt Natural Metal FS37178 (LC24)Metal. Gloss Silver (4678AP)
Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)------SIGNAL GREEN (A.MIG-0054)----emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)--------
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)--------
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)