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.

main body orange part: orange(70%) + yellow (30%)
main body white part: radome (70%) + white (30%)
visor: clear blue (50%) + clear yellow (50%)
upper & lower air intake:dark seagray BS381/638
gunpod clear part, tail clear part: clear red
gunpod: RLM 75 Gray Violet
thruster, head cannon :steel
left wing tip landing light: clear red
right wing tip landing light: clear blue
right leg clear part: clear blue
left leg clear part: clear red

Color Guide was taken from the manual posted at Hobby Search

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents: