Monday, June 15, 2015

1/48 Snow Speeder English Manual & Color Guide

1/48 Snow Speeder Construction Manual & Color Guide

Oh boy, was excited to see this released, the Snow Speeder from the Empire Strikes Back. It was released by Bandai as a 1/48 model kit. Definitely one of my most favorite designs to come out of the Starwars Universe.

When I was a kid, Atari released a video game where in you flew a Snow Speeder and you had to shoot AT-AT's. If I remember correctly, as the game progressed the AT-AT's came a bit faster and there in lay the challenge of the game. Often times there would be a glowing block on the AT-AT and if you shot this part the AT-AT would explode suddenly, making it easier for you to kill the next one. Yep, a lot of good memories were had playing that game.



The 1/48 Snow Speeder from Bandai is selling for $26.96 at Amazon.

1/48 Snow Speeder Construction Manual & Color Guide

Construction Manual & Color Guide for the 1/48 Snow Speeder from the Empire Strikes Back by Bandai was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

1/48 Snow Speeder Construction Manual & Color Guide 1/48 Snow Speeder Construction Manual & Color Guide


Paints Used & Equivalents:


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Aqueous Hobby ColorMr. ColorTamiyaVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model AirRevell EnamelRevell AcrylicHumbrol EnamelHumbrol Acrylic
Burnt Iron (H76)Burnt Iron (C61)Gun Metal (X10)Gunmetal Grey (Metallic) (70.863)Gun Metal (Metallic) (71.072)gunship grey (solid matt) (32174)gunship grey (solid matt) (36174)Gunmetal (metallic) (53)Gunmetal (metallic) (53)
Clear Orange (H92)Clear Orange (C49)--------------
Dark Seagray (H75)Dark Seagray (C25)Dark Sea Gray (XF54)--Medium Sea Grey (71.049)----Gull Grey (Matte) (140)--
Flat Base (H40)----------------
Flesh (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)
Gray (H22)Neutral Gray (C13)--Neutral Grey (70.992)--3217136171Dark Admiralty Grey (Gloss) (5)--
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)--
White (H1)White (C1)White (X2)Gloss White (70.842)--white (solid gloss) (32104)white (Gloss) (36104)White (Gloss) (22)White (Gloss) (22)