Sunday, December 4, 2011

HG MS-21C Dra-C English Manual & Color Guide

HG MS-21C Dra-C English Translation Color Guide & Manual
Released last month by Bandai was the 1/144 High Grade model kit version of the Dra-C from Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory. I just love the superb detailing in this kit, specifically at the underside of the shield. Everytime I see the Dra-C's picture I can't help but hear that obnoxious voice from that Disney Channel segment that asks where the hidden Mickey is *snicker*

The Dra-C was borne out of the defeat of Zeon in the One Year War, where in they were left to scrounge for whatever parts were at hand in order to build up their army again. In place of legs it has propellant tanks making this mobile suit a space only mecha. This mecha gives proof to the age old saying that: Necessity is the mother of invention. Since also because of the apparent lack of legs, the kit comes with an included stand to help in displaying this.

This kit has the option to forgo the cannon on the right hand and instead be equipped with a Gatling gun. Take note of steps 16 and steps 29 of the manual when you are planning to take on this option.

The 1/144 High Grade MS-21C Dra-C is selling for $ at Amazon, 1450 yen at Amiami, 1600 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1700 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etcBright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(70%) + Blue (H5)(30%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
propellant tank thrusterGray/Nezumi (H22)(70%) + Black (H2)(30%)
gatling gun sensorSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Green (H94)(80%) + Clear (H30)(20%)
vernier inner side ,etcMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
mono eyePink (H19)(100%)
joints, power pipe etcGray/Nezumi (H22)(80%) + Purple (H39)(10%) + Black (H2)(10%)
mono eye railBlack (H2)(100%)

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

HG MS-21C Dra-C English Translation Color Guide & Manual HG MS-21C Dra-C English Translation Color Guide & Manual HG MS-21C Dra-C English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelLife ColorItaleri
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)------
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)------
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)
Gray/Nezumi (H22)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Light Gray (71.050)GREY (A.MIG-0059)----Dark Grey (Gloss) (32171)Grey Primer (Matte) (1)----Flat Dark Gray (4754AP)
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)
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 (H30)Clear (C46)Clear (X22)Glossy Varnish (70.510)--GLOSSY VARNISH (A.MIG-0091)Gloss Varnish (RC502)Gloss Lacquer Clear Coat (HTK-XP09)Clear (solid gloss) (32101)Varnish (Gloss) (35)Gloss Clear Acrylic (2017)Gloss Clear (LC73)Gloss Clear Acryl 35 ml (4638AP)
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)----------------------
Pink (H19)Pink (C63)Pink (X17)Old Rose (70.944)----------Pink (Gloss) (200)------
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)------