Tuesday, June 9, 2015

1/12 C-3PO English Manual & Color Guide

1/12 C-3PO Construction Manual & Color Guide

Released by Bandai for the Starwars line was C-3PO as a 1/12 Model Kit. In the series C-3PO functioned as a protocol droid and universal translator.

It was only when I had the chance to come in contact with the land of politics that I learned that there was such a thing as a protocol officer. In case you are wondering, there's a great explanation about it here. You might say that they look like glorified party planners, but they ensure that no faux pas can happen between a visiting dignitary and the host country during official functions that could lead to one party being insulted by the unwitting actions of the party not familiar with the other's customs.

In case your wondering, Bandai also released a 1/12 version of C-3PO's hearty sidekick, R2-D2. Let me address the elephant in the room by saying that I also think that Bandai split these two up so that fans will have to end up buying both separately and in the process make them more money. *snicker*

The 1/12 C-3PO by Bandai is selling for $$ at Amazon.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body gold partGold (H9)(100%) as a base and on top Clear Yellow (H91)(100%)
leg silver partSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and on top Clear (H30)(100%)
main body etc silver partSilver (H8)(100%)
main body etc black partFlat Black (H12)(100%)
abdomen cable red partRed (H3)(100%)
abdomen cable white partWhite (H1)(80%) + Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(20%)

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/12 C-3PO by Bandai was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

1/12 C-3PO Construction Manual & Color Guide

1/12 C-3PO Construction Manual & Color Guide

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:

Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirAMMO by Mig JimenezAK Real ColorHatakaRevell EnamelHumbrol EnamelModel Master EnamelXtracolorLife ColorItaleri
Gold (H9)Gold (C9)Gold Leaf (X12)Gold (Metallic) (70.996)Gold (Metallic) (71.066)GOLD (A.MIG-0198)----gold (solid metallic) (32194)Gold (metallic) (16)------Metal. Gloss Gold (4671AP)
Clear Yellow (H91)Clear Yellow (C48)Clear Yellow (X24)------Clear Yellow (RC507)--------------
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 (H30)Clear (C46)Clear (X22)Glossy Varnish (70.510)--GLOSSY VARNISH (A.MIG-0091)Gloss Varnish (RC502)Gloss Lacquer Clear Coat (HTK-XP09)Clear (solid gloss) (32101)Varnish (Gloss) (35)Gloss Clear Acrylic (2017)--Gloss Clear (LC73)Gloss Clear Acryl 35 ml (4638AP)
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)
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)--------
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)----------------