Wednesday, February 11, 2015

1/72 X-Wing Starfighter English Manual & Color Guide

1/72 X-Wing Starfighter

Released last year by Bandai for their 1/72 Star Wars line was the iconic X-Wing. It can be built in the version of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing or as the regular version.

Star Wars was one of the first movies I saw in the VHS as a kid and I was blown away with the movie. What I liked about it as a kid, aside from the special effects and heroic storyline, was the simplicity of the story that a kid could easily understand. As a parent it's the feel good ending and the Good triumphs over Evil theme that pervades through the movie, saves time of not having to explain anything to my kid *snicker*.

The 1/72 X-Wing Starfighter is selling for $$ at Amazon.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
X- Wing Main Body Gray PartWhite (H1)(90%)+ Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(10%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
X- Wing Main Body Red PartRusset / Azuki (H33)(60%) + Red (H3)(40%)
X- Wing Main Body Black PartFlat Black (H12)(100%)
X- Wing Main Body Silver PartSilver (H8)(100%)
Pilot Suit OrangeOrange (H14)(70%) + Flat Base (H40)(30%)
Pilot HeadFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%)
Pilot Helmet, R2-D2 White partWhite (H1)(100%)
Pilot Helmet VisorClear Orange (H92)(100%)
Photon TorpedoClear Red (H90)(95%) + White (H1)(5%)
Photon Torpedo tipClear Red (H90)(100%)
R2-D2 blue partBlue (H5)(100%)
R5-D4 Red PartShine Red (H23)(100%)
Death Star Surface (stand)White (H1)(90%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/72 X-Wing Starfighter 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 AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
Black (H2)Black (C2)Black (X1)Glossy Black (70.861)--black (solid matt) (32107)black (Gloss) (36107)Black (Gloss) (21)Black (Gloss) (21)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)--------------
Clear Red (H90)Clear Red (C47)--Transparent Red (Transparent) (70.934)------Red (Clear) (1321)--
Flat Base (H40)----------------
Flat Black (H12)Flat Black (C33)Flat Black (XF1)Black (70.950)Black (71.057)black (solid silk matt) (32108)black (solid matt) (36108)Black (Matte) (33)Black (Matte) (33)
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Brown (solid matt) (36185)Flesh (Matte) (61)Leather (Matte) (62)
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray (C11)--------------
Neutral Gray (H53)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)--------US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)US Compass Grey (Satin) (128)
Orange (H14)Orange (C59)Orange (X6)Clear Orange (70.956)--orange (solid matt) (32130)orange (Gloss) (36130)Orange (Gloss) (18)--
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)--fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Fiery Red (Gloss) (36131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)
Russet / Azuki (H33)Russet/Azuki (C81)----------Brown (Satin) (133)--
Shine Red (H23)Shine Red (C79)Red (X7)Scarlet (70.817)------Bright Red (Gloss) (19)Scarlet (Matte) (60)
Silver (H8)Silver (C8)Flat Aluminium (XF16)Silver (Metallic) (70.997)Silver RLM01 (Metallic) (71.063)sliver (solid metallic) (32190)Silver (solid metallic) (36190)Silver (metallic) (11)Silver (metallic) (11)
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)