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
MG Sengoku Astray Gundam ConstructionManual & Color Guide

MG Sengoku Astray Gundam ConstructionManual & Color Guide

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 AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)
Blue Gray (H42)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)Intermediate Blue (70.903)--Greyish Blue (solid matt) (32179)Greyish Blue (solid matt) (36179)Intermediate Blue (Matte) (144)--
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)Clear Orange (X26)Clear Orange (70.956)--Orange (clear) (32730)Orange (Clear) (36730)Orange (Clear) (1322)--
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------------
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Brown (solid matt) (36185)Flesh (Matte) (61)Leather (Matte) (62)
Gold (H9)Gold (C9)Gold Leaf (X12)Gold (Metallic) (70.996)Gold (Metallic) (71.066)gold (solid metallic) (32194)Gold (solid metallic) (36194)Gold (metallic) (16)Gold (metallic) (16)
Light Blue/mizu (H45)----------------
Medium Blue/Intermediate Blue (H56)Intermediate Blue/Medium Blue (C72)Medium Blue (XF18)--Grey Blue (71.005)----RAF Blue (Matte) (96)--
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--------Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)--------------
Navy Blue (H54)Navy Blue (C14)Navy Blue (AS8)--Steel Blue (71.087)----Navy Blue (Matte) (77)Navy Blue (Matte) (77)
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)------US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)
RLM79 Sandy Brown (H66)RLM79 Sand Yellow (C119)Desert Yellow (XF59)Brown Sand (70.876)Sand Brown (71.034)beige (solid silk matt) (32189)Beige (solid matt) (36189)Sand (Matte) (63)Sand (Matte) (63)
Russet / Azuki (H33)Russet/Azuki (C81)----------Brown (Satin) (133)--
Violet (H49)--Purple (X16)--------Purple (Gloss) (68)--
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)
Wood Brown (H37)Wood Brown (C43)--------------