Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yamato/Arcardia 1/60 VF-1D Valkyrie Unofficial English Color Guide

1/60 VF-1D Valkyrie No Paint Kit by Yamato Toys

Here's an interesting question I got, how do you paint the iconic VF-1D Valkyrie that was released as a No Paint kit by Yamato/Arcadia if no color guide was included. Well I never saw the manual of the VF-1D No Paint kit so I can't tell if it has an included color guide or not. But despite that there are alternatives that you can use.

1/60 VF-1D Valkyrie No Paint Kit by Yamato Toys

Like for instance you can use the color guide included with the Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1D Valkyrie Model Kit.

Color Guide was taken from the manual posted at Hobby Search

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body orange partOrange (H14)(70%) + Yellow (H4)(30%)
main body white partRadome (H318)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
visorClear Blue (H93)(50%) + Clear Yellow (H91)(50%)
upper & lower air intakeDark SeaGray BS381C/638 (H331)(100%)
gunpod clear part, tail clear partClear Red (H90)(100%)
gunpodRLM75 Gray Violet/RLM 75 Gray (H69)(100%)
thruster, head cannonSteel (H18)(100%)
left wing tip landing lightClear Red (H90)(100%)
right wing tip landing lightClear Blue (H93)(100%)
right leg clear partClear Blue (H93)(100%)
left leg clear partClear Red (H90)(100%)

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
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)
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)
Radome (H318)Radome (C318)----Beige (71.074)WARM SAND-YELLOW (A.MIG-0061)Radome Tan (RC227)----Radome Tan (Matte) (148)Radome Tan FS 33613 (F) (1709)------
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)
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 Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
Dark SeaGray BS381C/638 (H331)Dark Sea Gray BS381C/638 (C331)Dark Sea Gray (XF54)Dark Sea Grey (70.991)Neutral Grey (71.051)(BS 638) (A.MIG-0205)Neutral Grey 43 (RC261)Neutral Grey 43 (HTK-_033)--Gull Grey (Matte) (140)RAF Dark Sea Gray (F) (2059)FS16173 Air Mobility Command Grey (X158)Neutral Grey 43 FS35173 (UA046)--
Clear Red (H90)Clear Red (C47)Clear Red (X27)Transparent Red (Transparent) (70.934)--CRYSTAL RED (A.MIG-0093)Clear Red (RC503)--red (clear) (32731)Red (Clear) (1321)------Gloss Red (4605AP)
RLM75 Gray Violet/RLM 75 Gray (H69)RLM75 Gray Violet (C37)Dark Gray (XF24)Basalt Grey (70.869)Grey Violet RLM75 (71.259)GRAUVIOLETT (A.MIG-0254)RLM 75 (RC279)Grey-Violet (HTK-_007)dark grey (solid silk matt) (32378)Extra Dark Sea Grey (Satin) (123)Grauviolett RLM75 (SG) (2085)--Grauviolett RLM 75 (UA508)--
Steel (H18)Steel (C28)--Oily Steel (Metallic) (70.865)Steel (Metallic) (71.065)STEEL (A.MIG-0191)----steel (solid metallic) (32191)Polished Steel (metalcote) (27003)------Metal. Flat Steel (4679AP)