Friday, March 9, 2012

HG Zeydra English Manual & Color Guide

HG Zeydra Color Guide & Manual

Released in February of this year by Bandai is the 1/144 High Grade Zeydra from the latest Gundam anime currently showing, Gundam AGE. Am really not familiar with the Gundam AGE anime series because its targetted for a much younger demographic than us older Gundam fans that hopes to entice newer and younger Gundam fans into the fold. Despite that however I'm surprised that this enemy craft has "standard" looking beam rifle, not the fancy alien looking ones that I've seen in previous Gundam AGE mecha that come from the opposite side of the Earth Federation.

The 1/144 High Grade Zeydra is selling for $ at Amazon, 950 yen at Amiami, 1040 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 1170 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etc red partShine Red (H23)(70%) + Red (H3)(30%)
shoulder etc orange partOrange Yellow (H24)(55%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(15%)
fingers etc yellow partYellow (H4)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
joints, beam rifle etc dark green partBlack (H2)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
main camera etc green partSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Green (H94)(100%)

Construction Manual and Color Guide for the 1/144 High Grade Zeydra from Gundam AGE 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:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelLife ColorItaleri
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)------
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)------
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)----------
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)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)Orange (71.083)ORANGE (A.MIG-0129)Orange (RC009)Pure Orange (HTK-_704)orange (solid matt) (32130)Orange (Gloss) (18)Orange (Gloss) (1527)Matt Orange FS32246 (LC05)Flat Orange (4302AP)
Yellow (H4)Yellow (C4)Flat Yellow (XF3)Flat Yellow (70.953)Medium Yellow (71.002)YELLOW (A.MIG-0048)----yellow (solid matt) (32112)Yellow (Gloss) (69)----Gloss Yellow (4642AP)
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)
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)------