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 $$ at Amazon.

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body light gray partWhite (H1)(70%) + Gull Gray/Light Gull Gray (H51)(30%)
main body panel gray partWhite (H1)(60%) + Neutral Gray (H53)(40%)
main body panel dark gray partDark Seagray (H75)(80%) + White (H1)(20%)
cockpit gray partGray/Nezumi (H22)(100%)
fin etcBurnt Iron (H76)(100%)
pilot suitOrange (H14)(70%) + Flat Base (H40)(30%)
pilot's faceFlesh/Pale Brown (H44)(100%)
pilot's helmetWhite (H1)(100%)
pilot's helmet visorClear Orange (H92)(100%)

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 & 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)----------------
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)--
Dark Seagray (H75)Dark Seagray (C25)Dark Sea Gray (XF54)London Grey (70.836)Medium Sea Grey (71.049)GREY HIGH LIGHT (A.MIG-0910)------Gull Grey (Matte) (140)--------
Gray/Nezumi (H22)Neutral Gray (C13)Neutral Gray (XF53)Neutral Grey (70.992)Light Gray (71.050)GREY (A.MIG-0059)----Dark Grey (Gloss) (32171)Grey Primer (Matte) (1)------Flat Dark Gray (4754AP)
Burnt Iron (H76)Burnt Iron (C61)Gun Metal (X10)Gunmetal Grey (Metallic) (70.863)Gun Metal (Metallic) (71.072)GUN METAL (A.MIG-0045)----gunship grey (solid matt) (32174)Gunmetal (metallic) (53)------Flat Gun Metal (4681AP)
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)--------