Monday, July 15, 2013

Bandai 1/72 VF-1A/S Valkyrie English Manual & Color Guide

Bandai 1/72 VF-1A/S Valkyrie Construction Manual & Color Guide

Update: Translation for the companion VF-1 Strike parts can be found here.

Released last month by Bandai is the 1/72 VF-1A/S Valkyrie from the Macross: Do You Remember Love movie. It can be built as either the S version (Commander Type) or the A version (Cannon fodder). It can fully transform from Fighter to Gerwalk and Battroid modes. It's a snap fit kit but some parts will have to be glued on. For the labeling, you can choose to install either the provided decals or stickers.

The Bandai 1/72 VF-1A/S Valkyrie is selling for $ at Amazon, 3270 yen at Amiami, 3600 yen at HobbyLink Japan, 3825 yen at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
VF-1A/S Valkyrie white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Yellow (H4)(small dose)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie black partBlack (H2)(100%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie nozzle dark gray partField Gray (1)/Dark Gray (H32)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie intake gray partField Gray (1)/Dark Gray (H32)(95%) + Black (H2)(5%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie head clear green partClear Green (H94)(100%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie shoulder clear yellow partClear Yellow (H91)(100%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie red partRed (H3)(100%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie gray partGray/Nezumi (H22)(90%) + Field Gray (1)/Dark Gray (H32)(10%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie gunpod blue gray partMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(60%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(40%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie tire black partTire Black (H77)(100%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie leg clear blue partClear Blue (H93)(100%)
VF-1A/S Valkyrie leg clear red partClear Red (H90)(100%)
hikaru ichijou white partWhite (H1)(95%) + IJN Gray (H61)(5%)
hikaru ichijou yellow partCream Yellow (H34)(100%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(small dose)
hikaru ichijou visor clear blue partClear Blue (H93)(95%) + Clear Red (H90)(5%)
lynn minmei fleshFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%) + White (H1)(small dose)
lynn minmei hairBlue (H5)(70%) + Midnight Blue (H55)(30%)
lynn minmei light pink partWhite (H1)(95%) + Pink (H19)(5%)
Disclaimer


Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/72 VF-1A/S Valkyrie 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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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
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)
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)
Field Gray (1)/Dark Gray (H32)German Gray/Field Gray (1) (C40)German Gray (XF63)German Grey Dark (70.995)Engine Grey (71.048)GRAUGRÜN (A.MIG-0253)Dark Eggplant Grey (RC242)Dark Grey (HTK-_230)Tank Grey (solid matt) (32178)Tank Grey (Matte) (67)Engine Gray FS36076 (2034)FS16076 Engine Grey (X128)--Graugrün RLM 74 (4784AP)
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)--------
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
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)--------
Gray/Nezumi (H22)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Light Gray (71.050)GREY (A.MIG-0059)----Dark Grey (Gloss) (32171)Grey Primer (Matte) (1)------Flat Dark Gray (4754AP)
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)Intermediate Blue (71.299)FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)Intermediate Blue (RC235)Intermediate Blue (HTK-_027)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)Intermediate Blue FS35164 (1720)--Non Specular Intermediate Blue FS 35164 (UA045)--
Tire Black (H77)Tire Black (C137)Flat Black (XF1)Dark Rubber (70.306)Tire Black (71.315)RUBBER & TIRES (A.MIG-0033)Rubber Black (RC022)--black (solid silk matt) (32108)Black (Matte) (33)Rubber (1583)--Tire Black (UA733)--
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)
IJN Gray (H61)IJN Gray(Mitsubishi) (C35)J.N. Gray (XF12)Medium Sea Grey (70.870)Light Gray (71.050)--IJN J3 Hai-Iro (Grey) (RC302)--stone grey (solid matt) (32175)Light Grey (Matte) (64)--------
Cream Yellow (H34)------Yellow Ochre (71.033)--Maize Yellow (RC008)Traffic Yellow (HTK-_104)--Cream (Matte) (103)Deep Yellow (F) (2118)RAF Trainer Yellow (X011)----
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)----brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Flesh (Matte) (61)------Flat Light Flesh (4390AP)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--USN Sea Blue (71.295)--Sea Blue (RC257)Semi-Gloss Sea Blue (HTK-_006)----Flat Sea Blue FS35042 (1718)--Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042 (UA044)--
Pink (H19)Pink (C63)Pink (X17)Old Rose (70.944)----------Pink (Gloss) (200)--------