Saturday, August 25, 2012

Frame Arms Type 48 Model I Kagutsuchi-Kou English Manual & Color Guide

1/100 Frame Arms Type 48 Model I Kagutsuchi-Kou Construction Manual & Color Guide

Released in July by Kotobukiya was the 1/100 scale Type 48 Model I Kagutsuchi-Kou. This model kit comes from the original series of Kotobukiya which they called Frame Arms. The Frame Arms line is a collection of mecha based model kits that use a common skeleton frame known as the frame architect and from there detail parts are added onto it.

If you are looking for a new mecha based model kit to work on I'd suggest looking at the Kotobukiya line of model kits. Compared to Gunpla however its a bit pricey, but who knows?, if a lot of people are buying their kits then economies of scale kick in and Kotobukiya can afford to lower the price of their model kits.

The Type 48 Model I Kagutsuchi-Kou is selling for $ at Amazon, 2660 yen at Amiami, 3040 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 3230 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
head etc red partCocoa Brown (H17)(98%) + White (H1)(2%)
booster outer side gun metal partSteel (H18)(100%)
missile pod gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(100%)
top of the head etc white partWhite (H1)(99%) + Black (H2)(1%)
frame gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(80%) + Black (H2)(19%) + Purple (H39)(1%)
rifle gray partRed Brown (H47)(60%) + White (H1)(20%) + Black (H2)(20%)
missile pod booster inner side red partShine Red (H23)(100%)
main body sand yellowLight Brown/Tan (H27)(70%) + White (H1)(25%) + Black (H2)(4%) + magenta(1%)
main body gray partBlack (H2)(55%) + White (H1)(45%)
feet tips orange partOrange Yellow (H24)(70%) + Orange (H14)(20%) + Light Brown/Tan (H27)(5%) + White (H1)(5%)
Disclaimer





Construction Manual & Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site. For the meaning of the symbols found in the model kit's manual, kindly refer to this older post.

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1/100 Frame Arms Type 48 Model I Kagutsuchi-Kou Construction 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
Cocoa Brown (H17)Hull Red (C29)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)RED BROWN SHADOW (A.MIG-0912)--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)
Steel (H18)Steel (C28)--Oily Steel (Metallic) (70.865)Steel (Metallic) (71.065)STEEL (A.MIG-0191)----steel (solid metallic) (32191)Polished Steel (metalcote) (27003)------Metal. Flat Steel (4679AP)
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)--
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)
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
Red Brown (H47)Red Brown (C41)Red Brown (XF64)Flat Brown (70.984)Hull Red (71.039)ROTBRAUN (A.MIG-0014)S.C.C. 1A Brown (RC034)S.C.C. No. 1A Dark Brown (HTK-_077)--German Camouflage Red Brown (Matte) (160)Root Braun RAL 8012 (SG) (2152)--SCC 1A Very Dark Brown (UA274)Flat Earth Red (4707AP)
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)--------
Light Brown/Tan (H27)Tan (C44)Buff (XF57)Green Brown (70.879)German Yellow Brown (71.272)GELBBRAUN (A.MIG-0013)Gelbraun – Yellow Brown (RC063)Green Brown (HTK-_303)Ochre Brown (solid matt) (32188)Brown Yellow (Matte) (94)Africa Grunbraun RAL 8000 (F) (2099)RAL8000 Grunbraun (X803)Grunbraun/Gelbbraun RAL 8000 (UA203)Flat US Army/Mar.Gulf Arm Sand (4812AP)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
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)