Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mirage C01-GAEA English Color Guide

1/72 Mirage C01-GAEA Armored Core English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Released in 2005 and 2008 by Kotobukiya was the 1/72 Mirage C01-GAEA from the Armored Core video game. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first ever Armored Core kit released by Kotobukiya for their 1/72 line. The Mirage C01-GAEA stands approximately 16cm tall and is packed with an impressive set of weapons.

1/72 Mirage C01-GAEA Armored Core English Translation Color Guide

The 1/72 Mirage C01-GAEA Armored Core is selling for $ at Amazon, 2290 yen at Amiami, 2560 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 2720 yen at Hobby Search

1/72 Mirage C01-GAEA Armored Core English Translation Color Guide
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body blue (top coat)Smoke Gray (H95)(40%) + Clear Blue (H93)(40%) + Clear Red (H90)(20%)
main body blue (base)Silver (H8)(30%) + Black (H2)(30%) + Blue (H5)(30%) + Purple (H39)(10%)
micro missileBlack (H2)(50%) + Silver (H8)(40%) + Brown (H7)(10%)
main body sensorClear Orange (H92)(100%)
linear gunBlack (H2)(80%) + Silver (H8)(20%)
linked missileBlack (H2)(50%) + Silver (H8)(30%) + Brown (H7)(20%)
main body gray ASilver (H8)(60%) + Black (H2)(40%)
linear rifleBlack (H2)(50%) + Silver (H8)(30%) + Wine Red/Maroon (H43)(20%)
linear rifle sensor (base)Silver (H8)(100%)
linear rifle scope (top coat)Clear Red (H90)(60%) + Clear Orange (H92)(40%)
laser blade main bodySilver (H8)(40%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(40%) + Black (H2)(20%)
main body silver partSilver (H8)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
main body gray BBlack (H2)(70%) + Silver (H8)(30%)

Color Guide & Manual was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site. Didn't bother translating the rest of the manual because there wasn't really that much Japanese characters found in there. For the meaning of the symbols found in the Kotobukiya kit's manual, kindly refer to this older post.

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelLife ColorItaleri
Smoke Gray (H95)Smoke Gray (C101)Smoke (X19)----CRYSTAL SMOKE (A.MIG-0095)Clear Smoke (RC508)------------
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)
Clear Red (H90)Clear Red (C47)Clear Red (X27)Transparent Red (Transparent) (70.934)--CRYSTAL RED (A.MIG-0093)Clear Red (RC503)--red (clear) (32731)Red (Clear) (1321)----Gloss Red (4605AP)
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)
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)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)------
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)------
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)OLD RUST (A.MIG-0042)----Dark Brown (32181)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)----Flat Leather (4674AP)
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)------
Wine Red/Maroon (H43)Wine Red/Maroon (C100)--Red (70.926)--------Red (32132)Crimson (Gloss) (20)------
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)----------