Monday, August 1, 2011

RG MS-06F Zaku II English Manual and Color Guide

1/144 Real Grade RG MS-06F Zaku II English Construction Manual and Color Guide

The Mass Produciton MS-06F Zaku II from Mobile Suit Gundam gets made into a 1/144 Real Grade kit by Bandai. Prior to this the Crimson Zaku II of Char Aznable was already given the Real Grade treatment by Bandai. One feature of this Zaku II model kit is ability to build it as a commander/ace type with the addition of a larger antenna.

The release of the new line of Gunpla Kits by Bandai, known as Real Grade, was done during the 30th Anniversary of Gundam Plastic model kits last year. The Real Grade line differs from the 1/144 High Grade kits by being more rich in minute details and by having impressive flexibility. What also sets thems apart are the realistic decals that come with the kit.

The Real Grade MS-06F Zaku II Mass Production version is selling for $$$$ at Amazon, 1800 yen at Amiami, 2000 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 2125 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
RG Zaku II arms, feet, etc light green partWhite (H1)(55%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(25%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(20%)
RG Zaku II left shoulder top light green partWhite (H1)(80%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(15%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(5%)
RG Zaku II ransel(backpack)Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(75%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Red (H3)(5%)
RG Zaku II joint's gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
RG Zaku II torso light green partWhite (H1)(50%) + Green (H6)(30%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Brown (H7)(small dose)
RG Zaku II torso green partWhite (H1)(45%) + Green (H6)(30%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Blue (H5)(5%)
RG Zaku II weapon's dark gray partMidnight Blue (H55)(90%) + White (H1)(10%)
Pilot figure suit's green partWhite (H1)(55%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(35%) + Black (H2)(10%)
Pilot figure helmet white partWhite (H1)(95%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(5%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
Pilot figure visor sky blue partSky Blue (H25)(100%)
Pilot figure helmet red partRed (H3)(100%)
Pilot figure ransel (backpack) blue partMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(100%)
Disclaimer

Construction Manual and Color Guide fro the 1/144 Real Grade MS-06F Zaku II 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.

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1/144 Real Grade RG MS-06F Zaku II English Construction Manual and Color Guide 1/144 Real Grade RG MS-06F Zaku II English Construction Manual and Color Guide


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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)--------
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)--
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)--
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)
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)--------
Green (H6)Green (C6)Green (X5)Black Green (70.980)--------sea green (solid matt) (32162)Brunswick Green (Gloss) (3)--------
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)OLD RUST (A.MIG-0042)----Dark Brown (32181)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)------Flat Leather (4674AP)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
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)--
Sky Blue (H25)Sky Blue (C34)Sky Blue (X14)------------Mediterranean Blue (Gloss) (48)--------