Please Read this First: Kindly refer to the color chart posted below when using the translated color guides to look for the corresponding paint number. That’s because the translated katakana name of the color guide is sometimes different from the english name of the GSI creos paints. So if you go on the translated color guide alone, there might be a slim chance that you won’t find that GSI Creos paint color in your local hobby shop. When buying/ordering the GSI Creos paint I’d recommend using both it’s paint no. and the english name because I’d seen instances where GSI Creos changed the paint number designation from its english name.
An example of the difference between english name and katakana name is with the most common colors found in the Gundam Model kits: Indy Blue and Daytona Green. Their English Equivalent are Bright Blue (C65) and Bright Green (C66) but if you translate its katakana equivalents in the color guide it says Indy Blue and Daytona Green. Why GSI creos did it this way I have no idea
Took stock of the model kit color guides that have been translated to English and found out that there’s a lot already. Decided to create a list for easier look up. Will update this page periodically whenever a new model kit’s color guide gets translated to English.
The recommended paint has always been the GSI Creos brand. For reference you can use these translated color charts of the GSI brand of paints: GSI Creos Gundam Color Chart, Mr. Color Solvent Based Paint Color Chart. Still working on translating the Acrylic GSI creos brand of paints since some colors posted on the color guide can’t be found on the solvent list of paints. Kindly read up on this disclaimer also.
If you are painting a Bandai kit, the meaning of the symbols found in the manual can be found here, when painting this information might come in handy. For a Kotobukiya kit, the meaning of the symbols found in their manuals can be found here.
If you have difficulty looking up the color guide, kindly try using the “Find” function of your browser in order to search for it before shooting me an email. Oh, and I’m usually busy most of the time so my apologies beforehand if I haven’t replied to your email as it sometimes gets really piled up.
Link to Pages of Translated Color Guides: