Thursday, March 27, 2014

MG Sengoku Astray Gundam English Manual & Color Guide

MG Sengoku Astray Gundam ConstructionManual & Color Guide

Released this February by Bandai is the 1/100 Master Grade variant of the Sengoku Astray Gundam. Another fine representation of the Astrays from the Gundam Seed line that can be seen in the Gundam Build Fighters series.

I've always had a soft spot for the design of the Astrays because of its coolness factor. The Perfect Grade Red Frame Astray is probably my most favorite Perfect Grade design ever. Speaking of Perfect Grades, would like to see Bandai release a new one. That series is a marvel in engineering design and complexity.

The MG Sengoku Astray Gundam is selling for $ at Amazon, 3630 yen at Amiami, 4250 yen at HobbyLink Japan
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam main body etc white partWhite (H1)(100%0 + Navy Blue (H54)(small dose)
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam main body etc red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(100%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(small dose)
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam chest etc dark gray partMidnight Blue (H55)(85%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%) + Black (H2)(5%)
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam feet, shoulder etc black partBlack (H2)(80%) + Midnight Blue (H55)(20%)
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam abdomen etc gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam mask etc gold partGold (H9)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Yellow (H91)(100%) + Clear Orange (H92)(small dose)
Nils Nielsen face etcFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%) + Wood Brown (H37)(small dose)
Nils Nielsen hair dark brown partWood Brown (H37)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
Nils Nielsen upper clothesWhite (H1)(90%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%)
Nils Nielsen hakama (pants)Light Blue/mizu (H45)(70%) + Blue Gray (H42)(30%)
Nils Nielsen geta (footwear)RLM79 Sandy Brown (H66)(100%)
Nils Nielsen (boarding) shirtWhite (H1)(100%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(small dose)
Nils Nielsen (boarding) vestNeutral Gray (H53)(50%) + Violet (H49)(50%)
Nils Nielsen (boarding) vest colarMedium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)(80%) + Violet (H49)(20%)
Nils Nielsen (boarding) necktieRusset / Azuki (H33)(100%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
Nils Nielsen (boarding) pantsBlack (H2)(70%) + Wood Brown (H37)(30%)
Nils Nielsen (boarding) hair, boots etc dark brown partWood Brown (H37)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the Sengoku Astray Gundam 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:

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)--
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)--
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)
Gold (H9)Gold (C9)Gold Leaf (X12)Gold (Metallic) (70.996)Gold (Metallic) (71.066)GOLD (A.MIG-0198)----gold (solid metallic) (32194)Gold (metallic) (16)------Metal. Gloss Gold (4671AP)
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
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)--------
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)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)----Sand Brown (71.034)CLAY BROWN (A.MIG-0079)No.8 Earth Red (RC031)Earth Red (HTK-_213)--Brown (Matte) (186)Military Brown FS30117 (1701)--Earth Red FS30117 (UA306)Flat Wood (4673AP)
Light Blue/mizu (H45)----Sky Blue (70.961)AII SV. Gol Light Blue (71.317)SKY LINE BLUE A II (A.MIG-0224)Air Superiority Blue (RC239)Air Superiority Blue (HTK-_155)--Sea Blue (Gloss) (47)----Air Superiority Blue FS35450 (UA037)Gloss Light Blue (4650AP)
Blue Gray (H42)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)French Mirage Blue (70.900)IDF Blue (71.113)FRENCH BLUE (A.MIG-0062)----Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)------Flat Non Specular Interm. Blue (4639AP)
RLM79 Sandy Brown (H66)RLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)Desert Yellow (XF59)Brown Sand (70.876)USAF Brown (71.125)TAN (A.MIG-0202)Dark Tan (RC225)Dark Tan (HTK-_012)--US Tan (Matte) (118)Dark Tan FS 30219 (F) (1742)--Tan FS 30219 (UA015)Flat Light Brown (4305AP)
Violet (H49)--Purple (X16)Violet (70.960)--VIOLET (A.MIG-0126)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
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)--
Russet / Azuki (H33)Russet/Azuki (C81)--------------Brown (Satin) (133)------Flat Wood (4673AP)