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 AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
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)
Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)Light Gull Gray/Gull Gray (C11)----USAF Light Gray (71.276)LIGHT GRAY (A.MIG-0209)----------------
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)
Russet / Azuki (H33)Russet/Azuki (C81)--------------Brown (Satin) (133)------Flat Wood (4673AP)
Red (H3)Red (C3)Red (X7)Carmine Red (70.908)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)--Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)--------
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)
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)
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)--------
Flesh/Pale Brown (H44)Flesh (C51)Flat Flesh (XF15)Cork Brown (70.843)Skin Tone (71.076)SAND BROWN (A.MIG-0026)----brown (solid silk matt) (32185)Flesh (Matte) (61)------Flat Light Flesh (4390AP)
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 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)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------
Shine Red (H23)Shine Red (C79)Red (X7)Scarlet (70.817)Red RLM23 (71.003)RED (A.MIG-0049)Signal Red (RC005)Traffic Red (HTK-_103)fiery red (solid matt) (32131)Bright Red (Gloss) (19)--------
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)--