Monday, April 22, 2013

HG GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam English Color Guide

HG GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam Color Guide

Released in 2006 by Bandai was the GSX-401FW Stargazer as a 1/144 High Grade model kit. Part of the Gundam Seed universe, the Stargazer Gundam was featured in a series of anime shorts collectively titled as Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer. The main mecha in those shorts of course was the Strike Noir of Sven Cal Bayan

The HG GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam is selling for $ at Amazon, 1350 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etc white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Navy Blue (H54)(small dose)
forehead, arms etc red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%)
weapons, etc gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(85%) + Black (H2)(15%)
chest, antenna etc yellow partYellow (H4)(60%) + White (H1)(30%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
chest, foot etc light gray partWhite (H1)(50%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(30%) + Aircraft Gray (H57)(20%)
eyes, sensor etc green partYellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(100%)
main body slit partNavy Blue (H54)(85%) + White (H1)(10%) + Red (H3)(5%)

Color Guide for the GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Hobby Search. For the meaning of the symbols found in the model kit's manual, kindly refer to this post.

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
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)
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)
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
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)
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)
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)
Aircraft Gray (H57)Aircraft Gray (C73)J.A. Gray (XF14)------------Light Grey (Matte) (147)--------
Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--GREEN BASE (A.MIG-0916)------Lime (Gloss) (38)--------
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)--------