Friday, April 11, 2014

HG LaGOWE English Manual & Color Guide

HG LaGOWE Construction Manual & Color Guide

Released in 2012 by Bandai was the LaGOWE of Andrew Waltfeld from the original Gundam Seed anime series as a 1/144 High Grade model kit. I was mighty surprised with the Gundam Seed to Seed Destiny plot, where antagonist Andrew Waltfield turned from antagonist to protagonist. Not that I'm complaining, it was good character development in my opinion.

The 1/144 HG LaGOWE is selling for $ at Amazon, 1040 yen at Amiami, 1120 yen at HobbyLink Japan

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
horn etc white partWhite (H1)(100%) + Navy Blue (H54)(small dose)
duct etc yellow partYellow (H4)(50%) + White (H1)(50%) + Orange Yellow (H24)(small dose)
sensorWhite (H1)(70%) + Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)(30%)
turret etc gray partGray/Nezumi (H22)(50%) + Black (H2)(50%)
main body etc orange partOrange (H14)(45%) + Yellow (H4)(35%) + White (H1)(20%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(small dose)

Construction Manual & Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

HG LaGOWE Construction Manual & Color Guide HG LaGOWE Construction Manual & Color Guide HG LaGOWE Construction Manual & Color Guide

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)
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)------------
Bright Green/Daytona Green (H26)Bright Green/Daytona Green (C66)------SIGNAL GREEN (A.MIG-0054)----emerald green (solid matt) (32161)Emerald (Gloss) (2)--------
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)
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)
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)