Friday, June 27, 2014

HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver English Manual & Color Guide

HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver Construction Manual & Color Guide

From Gundam Thunderbolt manga comes the Zaku I Thunderbolt released as a 1/144 High Grade model kit by Bandai. For a 1/144 High Grade kit, this has got have one of the most complicated Color Guides. Reminds me of the color guides of the 1/72 VF-25F Messiah's that were released a couple of years back. But despite that I love the mobile suit designs that come out of the Thunderbolt series. And aside from the designs, one other thing that I like about them is the level of detail that Bandai is able to put into them despite their small size. I am assuming this was the technology that was much touted by Bandai during the release of the Real Grade series.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etcWhite (H1)(60%) + Yellow (H4)(30%) + Brown (H7)(10%) + Wood Brown (H37)(small dose)
chest part vernier etcOrange Yellow (H24)(45%) + White (H1)(35%) + Wood Brown (H37)(10%) + Orange (H14)(10%)
joints cylinder partWhite (H1)(70%) + Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)(30%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(small dose) + Brown (H7)(small dose)
knees etcOlive Drab (1) (H52)(70%) + Green (H6)(15%) + Black (H2)(15%)
head part color/shadingField Gray (2)/Olive Gray (H48)(100%)
left shoulderMahogany (H84)(65%) + Black (H2)(35%)
foot soleGray/Nezumi (H22)(85%) + Purple (H39)(10%) + Black (H2)(5%)
ransel(backpack) etc gray partWhite (H1)(70%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(30%) + Violet (H49)(small dose) + Light Blue/mizu (H45)(small dose)
sub armGray/Nezumi (H22)(80%) + Black (H2)(20%)
zaku bazooka 2 main bodyGray/Nezumi (H22)(60%) + Violet (H49)(35%) + Light Blue/mizu (H45)(5%)
zaku bazooka 2 light grayWhite (H1)(90%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(10%) + Violet (H49)(small dose)
zaku bazooka 2 dark grayBlack (H2)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
weapons etc gray partGray/Nezumi (H22)(85%) + Black (H2)(10%) + Cocoa Brown (H17)(5%)
weapons etc light gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(60%) + White (H1)(40%)
zaku bazooka 1 gold partGold (H9)(50%) + Clear Yellow (H91)(40%) + Black (H2)(10%)
heat hawk bladeWhite (H1)(80%) + Yellow (H4)(20%) + Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)(small dose)
heat hawk main body etcBlue Gray (H42)(75%) + Black (H2)(15%) + Light Blue/mizu (H45)(10%)
heat hawk pipe etcBlack (H2)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
mono eye scopePink (H19)(100%)
cracker dark gray partBlue Gray (H42)(70%) + Black (H2)(20%) + Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(10%)
cracker light gray partWhite (H1)(60%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(30%) + Emerald Green (H46)(10%)
zaku bazooka 2 green partLime Green/yomogi (H50)(100%)
zaku bazooka 2 pink partSalmon Pink (H29)(100%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
zaku bazooka 2 brown partDark Earth (H72)(100%)

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/144 HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver 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.

HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver Construction Manual & Color Guide HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver Construction Manual & Color Guide HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver Construction Manual & Color Guide HG Zaku I Thunderbolt Ver 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)
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)
Brown (H7)Brown (C7)Brown (X9)Chocolate Brown (70.872)Burnt Umber (71.040)OLD RUST (A.MIG-0042)----Dark Brown (32181)Service Brown (Gloss) (10)------Flat Leather (4674AP)
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)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
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)
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)
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)
Olive Drab (1) (H52)--------------------------
Green (H6)Green (C6)Green (X5)Black Green (70.980)--------sea green (solid matt) (32162)Brunswick Green (Gloss) (3)--------
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 (2)/Olive Gray (H48)Field Gray (2) (C52)Field Gray (XF65)Retractive Green (70.890)Medium Olive (71.092)OLIVGRÜN OPT.2 (A.MIG-0002)----------------
Mahogany (H84)Mahogany (C42)Hull Red (XF9)Hull Red (70.985)Mahogany (71.036)DARK TRACKS (A.MIG-0035)--Mahogany Brown (HTK-_130)reddish brown (solid matt) (32137)Wine (Matte) (73)------Flat Rust (4675AP)
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
Violet (H49)--Purple (X16)Violet (70.960)--VIOLET (A.MIG-0126)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
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)
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)--
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)--------------
Yellow Green/Roman Green/Le Mans Green (H16)Yellow Green/Roman Green (C64)Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--GREEN BASE (A.MIG-0916)------Lime (Gloss) (38)--------
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)
Pink (H19)Pink (C63)Pink (X17)Old Rose (70.944)----------Pink (Gloss) (200)--------
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)--------
Emerald Green (H46)----Emerald (70.838)--INTERIOR TURQUOISE GREEN (A.MIG-0223)----------------
Lime Green/yomogi (H50)--Light Green (X15)Lime Green (70.827)--GREEN BASE (A.MIG-0916)------Lime (Gloss) (38)--------
Salmon Pink (H29)--------------------------
Dark Earth (H72)Dark Earth (C22)Flat Earth (XF52)English Uniform (70.921)Dark Earth (71.029)MEDIUM BROWN (A.MIG-0070)RAF Dark Earth (RC287)Dark Earth (HTK-_009)Earth Brown (solid matt) (32187)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)Dark Earth ANA617 (F) (2054)RAF Dark Earth BS450 (X002)RAF Dark Earth FS 30118 (UA547)Flat Field Drab (4708AP)