Friday, January 20, 2012

EX Samson Trailer English Manual & Color Guide

EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide
Released in May of 2006 by Bandai was the 1/144 EX model kit of the Samson Trailer. The Samson is a maintenance truck used for carrying Mobile Suit's when they are being serviced. Like the character of Samson from the Bible's Old Testament, this trailer has to be pretty strong to be able to move a Mobile Suit. Since its 1/144 in scale, a High Grade or Real Grade mobile suit kit can easily fit on its trailer bed.

I guess the Samson Trailer serves the purpose of modern day tank transporters that the military uses. Which are to reduce wear on the tank's parts (truck parts are cheaper compared to tank parts), reduce fuel consumption as well as damage to civilian roads (since tank treads tend to damage concrete roads)

The 1/144 EX Samson Trailer is selling for $ at Amazon, 1500 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 2550 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etc purple partMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(70%) + Red (H3)(30%)
driver's seat/cab inner blue gray partMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(70%) + Navy Blue (H54)(30%)
wheel, intake etc blue gray partMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(60%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(40%)
tire etc black partNavy Blue (H54)(100%)
cannon etc black gray partMidnight Blue (H55)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
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Construction Manual & Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide EX Samson Trailer English Translation Manual & Color Guide

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
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)--
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)--------
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)Navy Blue (AS8)Dark Sea Blue (70.898)Steel Blue (71.087)SEA BLUE (A.MIG-0227)Graublau – Grey Blue (RC208)Grey-Blue (HTK-_171)--Navy Blue (Matte) (77)--RAL5008 Graublau (X264)--Flat Non Specular Sea Blue (4604AP)
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)--
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)--
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)