Monday, June 8, 2015

1/12 Darth Vader English Manual & Color Guide

1/12 Darth Vader Construction Manual & Color Guide

Released last year by Bandai for their Starwars line is the 1/12 Darth Vader. Built with the usual Bandai attention to detail and technological advances in injection mold casting, this is truly a specimen worth beholding. How's that for a PT Barnum impression? *snicker* But seriously this looks like a great kit, and with the current Bandai plastic kits released you know that you'll always get a well crafted product.

The 1/12 Darth Vader from Bandai is selling for $$ at Amazon.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
helmet, boots etcBlack (H2)(100%)
suitBlack (H2)(90%) + Flat Base (H40)(10%) + Blue (H5)(small dose)
cape/mantleFlat Black (H12)(100%) + Brown (H7)(small dose)
main body metallic black partSteel (H18)(100%)
main body etc silver partSilver (H8)(100%)
eyesBlack (H2)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Orange (H92)(70%) + Smoke Gray (H95)(30%)
light saberClear Red (H90)(100%)

Construction Manual & Color Guide was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

1/12 Darth Vader Construction Manual & Color Guide

1/12 Darth Vader 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
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)--------
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)
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)
Steel (H18)Steel (C28)--Oily Steel (Metallic) (70.865)Steel (Metallic) (71.065)STEEL (A.MIG-0191)----steel (solid metallic) (32191)Polished Steel (metalcote) (27003)------Metal. Flat Steel (4679AP)
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)--------
Smoke Gray (H95)Smoke Gray (C101)Smoke (X19)----CRYSTAL SMOKE (A.MIG-0095)Clear Smoke (RC508)--------------
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)