Monday, December 12, 2011

1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set English Manual & Color Guide

1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set English Translation Color Guide & Manual

From the UC Hard Graph line of model kits by Bandai was the Zeon Mobile Scout set that was released in 2006. This is a 1/35 scale model kit that comes with a Wappa bike-like hover craft that can fit 1 person sitting. The kit also comes with another figure in a standing position with binoculars on a tripod. This particular unit was used during the One Year War when Zeon forces descended on Earth for an invasion.

The primary role of the scout in a mechanized army is reconnaissance. To forge ahead to look for either paths that the main force can pass through, scout the terrain ahead, or worse, to seek the location of the enemy. Although the scout looks like he is in a suicide mission because he acts as the spearhead of the main force he is in fact well reinforced (usually) by being able to call an airstrike or artillery whenever he meets any resistance. Attributes that scouts will usually need to complete their mission of gathering information is speed, stealth and good communcations with the main force.

A good example of the role of a scout was with the Pathfinders of the Airborne during the D-Day drop in Normandy

The 1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set is selling for $16.00 at Amazon, 1500 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1275 yen at Hobby Search

1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set English Translation Color Guide & Manual
Color Guide for the Figure
1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set English Translation Color Guide & Manual

There is an option to color it as an Armored Assault Force variant, this was the color guide provided for the main body.
1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set English Translation Color Guide & Manual

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

1/35 UC Hard Graph: Zeon Mobile Scout Set English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
--Air Superiority Blue (C74)--------------
Aircraft Gray (H57)Aircraft Gray (C73)J.A. Gray (XF14)--------Light Grey (Matte) (147)--
--Chrome Silver (metallic) Mr. Metal Color (MC211)--------------
Flat Black (H12)Flat Black (C33)Flat Black (XF1)Black (70.950)Black (71.057)black (solid silk matt) (32108)black (solid matt) (36108)Black (Matte) (33)Black (Matte) (33)
Flat White (H11)Flat White (C62)Flat White (XF2)White (70.951)White (71.001)white (solid silk matt) (32105)white (solid matt) (36105)White (Matte) (34)White (Matte) (34)
--Green FS34227 (C312)--------------
IJN Gray (1) (H61)IJN Gray(Mitsubishi) (C35)J.N. Gray (XF12)Medium Sea Grey (70.870)Light Gray (71.050)stone grey (solid matt) (32175)stone grey (solid matt) (36175)Light Grey (Matte) (64)Light Grey (Matte) (64)
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Indy Blue/Bright Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)------198French Blue (Gloss) (14)
Blue Gray (H42)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)--Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (36179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)--
--Iron Mr. Metal Color (MC212)--------------
Olive Drab (2) (H78)Olive Drab (2) (C38)Olive Drab (XF62)USA Olive Drab (70.889)Medium Olive (71.092)olive grey (solid matt) (32166)olive grey (solid matt) (36166)Olive Drab (Matte) (66)Olive Drab (Matte) (66)
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)--fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Fiery Red (Gloss) (36131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)
Red Brown (H47)Red Brown (C41)Red Brown (XF64)Flat Brown (70.984)Hull Red (71.039)----German Camouflage Red Brown (Matte) (160)--
--RLM76 Light Blue (C117)--------------
RLM79 Sandy Brown (H66)RLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)Desert Yellow (XF59)Brown Sand (70.876)Sand Brown (71.034)beige (solid silk matt) (32189)Beige (solid matt) (36189)Sand (Matte) (63)Sand (Matte) (63)