Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1/60 Break Blade Delphine English Manual & Color Guide

1/60 Break Blade Delphine English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Released in 2010 by Kotobukiya was Rygart Arrows Delphine. The Delphine was the titular mecha of the Break Blade (marketed as Broken Blade in some parts) OVA that was originally based from a popular manga series. It is easily identified by the broken blade at its back.

In the story, Rygart Arrow is a farmer who is friends with the King & Queen of Krishna after having gone to school together with them. Rygart Arrow eventually dropped out for lack of funds to enter the school. What made Rygart Arrow an outcast was the fact that he could not manipulate quartz crystals in order to power the machinery used for day to day life. Mentioning the obvious, Rygart Arrow was considered inferior because of this and looked down upon.

Rygart is summoned to the palace and asked to help with the mysterious and ancient looking Golem (what mecha's are called in the anime) that was recently discovered in a dig that no one who could manipulate quartz could pilot nor activate. It was when Rygart got inside the cockpit that the mysterious Golem sprung to life. It was found out that the unknown golem was more powerful, tougher and quicker than the existing golems in the continent. However, Rygarts inability to use quartz crystals meant that the Golem could not use projectile weapons found in common golems arsenal. This meant that the arsenal of the Delphine (formerly the mysterious Golem) was limited only to melee and throwing weapons.

As the story developed, Rygart Arrow the farmer swore allegiance to King Hodr (his friend) to defend Krishna from the attacking forces of the Athens Commonwealth that sought to occupy the country. This is just a quick summary, the Break Blade anime is actually top notch in my book. It differs from your average mecha anime by blending elements of medieval and feudal times... dark ages stuff.

The 1/60 Delphine from Break Blade by Kotobukiya is selling for 3500 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 2975 yen at Hobby Search

1/60 Break Blade Delphine English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/60 Delphine from Break Blade by Kotobukiya 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 model kit's 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 AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)3218136181Service Brown (Gloss) (10)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)
Cocoa Brown (H17)Hull Red (C29)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)reddish brown (solid matt) (36137)Wine (Matte) (73)73
Daytona Green/Bright Green (H26)Daytona Green/Bright Green (C66)------emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald Green (Gloss) (36161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)Emerald (Gloss) (2)
Mahogany (H84)Mahogany (C42)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)reddish brown (solid matt) (36137)Wine (Matte) (73)73
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--------Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)--------------
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)------US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)--orange (solid matt) (32130)orange (Gloss) (36130)Orange (Gloss) (18)--
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--------------
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)--------Purple (Gloss) (68)--
Red Brown (H47)Red Brown (C41)Red Brown (XF64)Flat Brown (70.984)Hull Red (71.039)----German Camouflage Red Brown (Matte) (160)--
Silver (H8)Silver (C8)Flat Aluminium (XF16)Silver (Metallic) (70.997)Silver RLM01 (Metallic) (71.063)sliver (solid metallic) (32190)Silver (solid metallic) (36190)Silver (metallic) (11)Silver (metallic) (11)
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)