Sunday, March 18, 2012

Nineball Armored Core Ver English Manual & Color Guide

Nineball Armored Core Ver English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Released in December of last year was the 1/72 Nineball from Kotobukiya's Armored Core series of model kits. The Nineball is part of the Variable Infinity series that allows you to interchange parts and weapons with other kits within the series. Armored Core of course is the popular console game where giant piloted robots battle against each other. Armored Core always had a soft spot in my heart. Not only because of the great designs but primarily because Shoji Kawamori of Macross fame designed some of the mecha in the game.

The 1/72 Nineball Armored Core by Kotobukiya is selling for $ at Amazon, 3106 yen at Amiami, 4320 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 4590 yen at Hobby Search


Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body red partRed (H3)(50%) + Shine Red (H23)(30%) + Silver (H8)(20%)
main body gun metal partSilver (H8)(40%) + Black (H2)(30%) + Navy Blue (H54)(15%) + Wood Brown (H37)(15%)
main body black partBlack (H2)(40%) + Mahogany (H84)(30%) + Silver (H8)(30%)
main body silver partSilver (H8)(65%) + White (H1)(25%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(10%)
cylinderSilver (H8)(50%) + Khaki (H81)(25%) + White (H1)(25%)
main body gold partSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Yellow (H91)(65%) + Clear Orange (H92)(35%)
weapons gray AWood Brown (H37)(40%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(30%) + Silver (H8)(20%) + Mahogany (H84)(10%)
weapons gray BWine Red/Maroon (H43)(35%) + Silver (H8)(30%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(20%) + Mahogany (H84)(15%)
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Color Guide & Construction Manual of the 1/72 Nineball from Armored Core 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
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)--------
Shine Red (H23)Shine Red (C79)Red (X7)Scarlet (70.817)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)Signal Red (RC005)Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)--------
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)
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)
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)
Mahogany (H84)Mahogany (C42)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)DARK TRACKS (A.MIG-0035)--Mahogany Brown (HTK-_130)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)Wine (Matte) (73)------Flat Rust (4675AP)
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--SATIN WHITE (A.MIG-0047)----white (solid gloss) (32104)White (Gloss) (22)------Gloss White (4696AP)
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
Khaki (H81)Khaki (C55)Khaki (XF49)Green Brown (70.879)Camouflage Grey Green (71.116)GRAUGRÜN (A.MIG-0005)Graugrün – Grey Green (RC053)Khaki Grey (HTK-_304)Olive Brown (solid matt) (32186)Khaki (Matte) (26)Africa Khakibraun RAL 7008 '41 (F) (2098)RAL7008 Khakibraun (X804)Graugrün Khakibraun RAL 7008 (UA212)--
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
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)--------
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)--
Wine Red/Maroon (H43)Wine Red/Maroon (C100)--Red (70.926)--------Red (32132)Crimson (Gloss) (20)--------