Sunday, September 14, 2014

RE/100 MSN-04 II Nightingale English Manual & Color Guide

RE/100 MSN-04 II Nightingale Construction Manual & Color Guide


It's finally here! The MSN-04 II Nightingale of Char Aznable from one of the Char's Counterattack variant storylines. It was the first kit released by Bandai in their new RE/100 line of model kits. Was giddy when I heard of the news because the price point, for its size, is considered moderately acceptable.

Upon opening up the manual I noticed that it lacked the inner frame that is common to and the staple of the Master Grade line, yet what it had was a semi-complete innerframe. It also had the intricate hand systems of the Master Grade line and a slot for a Gundam LED light.

All in all its just the perfect canvass for scale model enthusiasts out there to show their talent by making an artistic masterpiece out of it. Like bore some holes, slice some plastic, etch some panel lines, sprinkle some Kotobukiya MSG's, add some styrene, get creative with your airbrush, do some panel lines, then top it off with some flat coat and you're good to go.

The RE 1/100 Nightingale is going up for $ at Amazon.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(65%) + Brown (H7)(35%) + Mahogany (H84)(small dose)
vernier yellow partOrange Yellow (H24)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
shield etc black partBlack (H2)(100%)
joints, propellant tank light gray partWhite (H1)(60%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(40%)
main body dark gray partMidnight Blue (H55)(60%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(40%)
rifle gray partNavy Blue (H54)(50%) + Gray/Nezumi (H22)(50%)
Disclaimer


Construction Manual & Color Guide for the RE/100 Nightingale 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 post.

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Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
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)
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)
Orange Yellow (H24)Orange Yellow (C58)--Light Orange (70.911)Orange Rust (71.130)LIGHT RUST (A.MIG-0039)--Signal Orange (HTK-_133)------------
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)
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)
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)
Midnight Blue (H55)Midnight Blue (C71)Royal Blue (X3)--USN Sea Blue (71.295)--Sea Blue (RC257)Semi-Gloss Sea Blue (HTK-_006)----Flat Sea Blue FS35042 (1718)--Non Specular Sea Blue FS35042 (UA044)--
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)