Thursday, February 12, 2015

1/72 Tie Advanced x1 English Manual & Color Guide

1/72 Tie Fighter Advanced x1

Released by Bandai was Darth Vader's Tie Advanced x1 fighter from the Star Wars franchise as a 1/72 scale model kit. Yeah I remember countless times during my childhood mimicking the sound this fighter made, not caring that it made me look like a fool to the uninitiated. Like Cypher said in the Matrix; "Ignorance is Bliss."

The 1/72 Tie Advanced x1 is selling for $$ at Amazon

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body light gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(70%) + White (H1)(30%) + Blue Gray (H42)(small dose)
main body, cockpit gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(100%)
solar panelFlat Black (H12)(100%)
laser cannon tipSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Orange (H92)(100%)
laserClear Yellow (H91)(70%) + Clear Green (H94)(30%) White (H1)(small dose)
death star surface(stand)White (H1)(90%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
darth vader helmet, parts etcBlack (H2)(100%)
dark vader suitBlack (H2)(90%) + Flat Base (H40)(10%) + Blue (H5)(small dose)
darth vader cloakFlat Black (H12)(100%) + Brown (H7)(small dose)

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/72 Tie Advanced x1 was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

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Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
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)--
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)
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)
Flat Black (H12)Flat Black (C33)Flat Black (XF1)Black (70.950)Black (71.057)MATT BLACK (A.MIG-0046)Flat Black (RC001)Jet Black (HTK-_100)black (solid silk matt) (32108)Black (Matte) (33)Black FS 37038 (F) (1749)Night Black BS642 (X012)Black FS37038 (LC02)Flat Black (4768AP)
Silver (H8)Silver (C8)Flat Aluminium (XF16)Silver (Metallic) (70.997)Silver RLM01 (Metallic) (71.063)MATT ALUMINUM (A.MIG-0194)Aluminium (Metallic) (RC020)--sliver (solid metallic) (32190)Silver (metallic) (11)Aluminum (F) (1781)--Matt Natural Metal FS37178 (LC24)Metal. Gloss Silver (4678AP)
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)Clear Orange (X26)Clear Orange (70.956)--CRYSTAL ORANGE (A.MIG-0097)Clear Orange (RC506)--Orange (clear) (32730)Orange (Clear) (1322)--------
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
Clear Green (H94)Clear Green (C138)Clear Green (X25)Transparent Green (Transparent) (70.936)--CRYSTAL GREEN (A.MIG-0092)Clear Green (RC505)----Green (Clear) (1325)--------
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)
Flat Base (H40)Flat Base (C30)Flat Base (X21)Matte Varnish (70.520)--MATT VARNISH (A.MIG-0089)----clear (solid silk matt) (32102)Varnish (Matte) (49)--------
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
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)