Monday, March 23, 2015

1/72 Tie Fighter English Manual & Color Guide

Bandai 1/72 Tie Fighter

Released by Bandai in 1/72 scale was the Tie Fighter from the Star Wars franchise. Boy do I remember having a grand of a time driving people nuts by mimicking the sound that the Tie Fighter made whenever I was in Star Wars play mode as a young kid. Something about that sound that just made you think "villain" whenever you heard it.

The 1/72 Tie Fighter from Bandai is selling for $$ at Amazon.
Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
1/72 Tie Fighter main body etc light gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(70%) + White (H1)(30%) + Blue Gray (H42)(small dose)
1/72 Tie Fighter main body, cockpit gray partNeutral Gray (H53)(100%)
1/72 Tie Fighter solar panelFlat Black (H12)(100%)
1/72 Tie Fighter laser cannon edge partSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and on top Clear Orange (H92)(100%)
1/72 Tie Fighter laserClear Yellow (H91)(70%) + Clear Green (H94)(30%) + White (H1)(small dose)
1/72 Tie Fighter death star surface (stand)White (H1)(90%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(10%) + Black (H2)(small dose)
tie pilot helmetBlack (H2)(100%)
tie pilot suitFlat Black (H12)(100%) + Blue (H5)(small dose)
tie pilot belt (buckle part)Silver (H8)(100%)

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

Bandai 1/72 Tie Fighter

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)
Blue (H5)Blue (C5)Royal Blue (X3)Dark Prussian Blue (70.899)Blue (71.004)----Ultramarine Blue (HTK-_272)--Midnight Blue (Gloss) (15)--------