Sunday, February 2, 2014

HG Nemo (Desert Color Unicorn Ver.) English Manual & Color Guide

HG Nemo (Unicorn Ver.) Construction Manual & Color Guide

Released last November by Bandai was the Desert Color version of the venerable Nemo mobile suit from Gundam UC as a 1/144 High Grade model kit. I remember the first time I saw an MS in desert camouflage was during the Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory series. I was immediately smitten by the color scheme. Of course I also have a soft spot for cannon fodder mobile suits because of the utilitarian nature of their design.

The HG Nemo (Desert Color Unicorn Ver.) is selling for $ at Amazon, 1090 yen at Amiami, 1200 yen at HobbyLink Japan

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etcWhite (H1)(85%) + Sail Color (H85)(10%) + Cocoa Brown (H17)(5%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(small dose)
abdomen red part etcMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
joints etcNeutral Gray (H53)(90%) + Black (H2)(10%) + Purple (H39)(small dose)
chest part etcNavy Blue (H54)(50%) + Blue (H5)(40%) + Cobalt Blue (H35)(10%)
head part both sides etcMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(95%) + Black (H2)(5%) + Yellow (H4)(small dose)
chest duct etcYellow (H4)(95%) + White (H1)(5%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(small dose)
vernier inner orange partOrange Yellow (H24)(95%) + Red (H3)(5%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
head part sensor etcSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Green (H94)(70%) + Clear Blue (H93)(30%)
beam rifle sensorSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Orange (H92)(60%) + Clear Yellow (H91)(40%)

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the HG Nemo (Desert Color Unicorn ver) 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 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)
Sail Color (H85)Sail Color (C45)----IDF Sand Grey 73 (71.141)REAL IDF SAND GREY 73 (A.MIG-0132)IDF Sinai Grey 1973 (RC096)----Oak (Satin) (71)----Israeli Sandgrey 61-73 FS 30372 (UA020)--
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)
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)--
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
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)--------
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)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
Cobalt Blue (H35)Cobalt Blue (C80)------------------------
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)--
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 Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
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)--------
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)--------
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 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)--------
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------