Wednesday, December 7, 2011

U.C. Hard Graph E.F.G.F. M61A5 Main Battle Tank English Manual & Color Guide

1/35 U.C. Hard Graph E.F.G.F. M61A5 Main Battle Tank Semovente Group Color Guide & Manual
I've always loved the UC Hard Graph series of Bandai, most especially the M61A5 Main Battle Tank that they released in 2009. The model kits of the UC Hard Graph series aren't your garden variety Gunpla Snapfit kits as these more often than not require glue in order to build.

This particular model kit is 1/35 scale and if you are into armor and gunpla builds then this will be a fun kit for you. You won't be disappointed with the amount of detail and gimmiks that Bandai has put into this kit. The first time I saw this, it's twin cannon configuration reminded me so much of the Mammoth Tank from the Command & Conquer series of RTS, while its chassis and sandy brown color scheme reminded me of the Merkava main battle tank of Israel.

The M61A5 is the main battle tank of the Earth Federation forces. One thing I can't understand about this model kit is whether this belongs to the Earth Federation Forces or was it stolen by the Zeon Ground Forces. Main point of confusion for me is the box art drawing, why is there a Zaku behind the tanks? Is it supposed to be shooting at them or is part of their group? I should really take time out to read the back story on this...hehehe

The 1/35 U.C. Hard Graph E.F.G.F. M61A5 Main Battle Tank is selling for $ at Amazon, 6605 yen at Amiami, 7200 yen at HobbyLink Japan
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
M61A5 Main Battle Tank main body etcLight Brown (C321)(70%) + Wood Brown (C43)(30%)
M61A5 Main Battle Tank scope, axe etcSteel (C28)(100%)
M61A5 Main Battle Tank blinker etcClear Orange (C49)(100%)
M61A5 Main Battle Tank periscope etcClear Green (C138)(70%) + Clear Blue (C50)(30%)
M61A5 Main Battle Tank head light's inner sideSilver (C8)(100%)
M61A5 Main Battle Tank's machine gun, wire etcIron Mr. Metal Color (MC212)(100%)
Col Shiariano federation uniform gray partLight Aircraft Gray BS381C/627 (C332)(100%)
federation uniform etc red partCharacter Red (C108)(60%) + Character Flesh (2) (C112)(40%)
federation uniform etc black partFlat Black (C33)(100%)
federation uniform etc yellow partYellow FS13538 (C329)(100%)
pouch, pack etc brown partWood Brown (C43)(65%) + Light Brown (C321)(35%)
federation uniform etc light brown partRLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)(50%) + Flat White (C62)(50%)
vest pelt etc brown partWood Brown (C43)(50%) + RLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)(50%)
boots etc brown partRLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)(60%) + Flat Black (C33)(20%) + Red Brown (C41)(20%)
glove etc gray partRLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)(60%) + Flat Black (C33)(20%) + Flat White (C62)(20%)
gun elevation (sight) etcIron Mr. Metal Color (MC212)(100%)
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1/35 U.C. Hard Graph E.F.G.F. M61A5 Main Battle Tank Semovente Group Color Guide & Manual

1/35 U.C. Hard Graph E.F.G.F. M61A5 Main Battle Tank Color Guide & Manual

Color Guide & Construction Manual was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit review site.

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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
Light Brown (H321)Light Brown (C321)Deck Tan (XF55)--Light Brown (71.027)SANDGRAU (A.MIG-0009)Deck Tan (RC019)--beige (solid silk matt) (32314)Oak (Satin) (71)--------
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)
Steel (H18)Steel (C28)--Oily Steel (Metallic) (70.865)Steel (Metallic) (71.065)STEEL (A.MIG-0191)----steel (solid metallic) (32191)Polished Steel (metalcote) (27003)------Metal. Flat Steel (4679AP)
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)Clear Orange (X26)Clear Orange (70.956)--CRYSTAL ORANGE (A.MIG-0097)Clear Orange (RC506)--Orange (clear) (32730)Orange (Clear) (1322)--------
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)
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)
--Iron Mr. Metal Color (MC212)------------------------
Light Aircraft Gray BS381C/627 (H332)Light Aircraft Gray BS381C/627 (C332)----White Grey (71.119)SILVER GREY (A.MIG-0212)White Grey (RC003)BS Light Aircraft Grey (HTK-_217)--Light Aircraft Grey (Satin) (166)--RAF Light Aircraft Grey BS627 (X015)----
--Character Red (C108)------------------------
--Character Flesh (2) (C112)------------------------
Flat Black (H12)Flat Black (C33)Flat Black (XF1)Black (70.950)Black (71.057)MATT BLACK (A.MIG-0046)Flat Black (RC001)Jet Black (HTK-_100)black (solid silk matt) (32108)Black (Matte) (33)Black FS 37038 (F) (1749)Night Black BS642 (X012)Black FS37038 (LC02)Flat Black (4768AP)
Yellow FS13538 (H329)Yellow FS13538 (C329)Lemon Yellow (X8)--IJA Chrome Yellow (71.135)--Yellow (RC007)Signal Yellow (HTK-_107)--Insignia Yellow (Matte) (154)Blue Angels Yellow FS13655 (2023)FS13655 Blue Angels Yellow (X108)--Flat Insignia Yellow (4721AP)
RLM79 Sandy Brown (H66)RLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)Desert Yellow (XF59)Brown Sand (70.876)USAF Brown (71.125)TAN (A.MIG-0202)Dark Tan (RC225)Dark Tan (HTK-_012)--US Tan (Matte) (118)Dark Tan FS 30219 (F) (1742)--Tan FS 30219 (UA015)Flat Light Brown (4305AP)
Flat White (H11)Flat White (C62)Flat White (XF2)White (70.951)White (71.001)MATT WHITE (A.MIG-0050)Flat White (RC004)Traffic White (HTK-_101)white (solid silk matt) (32105)White (Matte) (34)White FS 37875 (F) (1768)White (Matte) (X405)Matt White FS 37925 (LC01)Flat White (4769AP)
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)