Color of the MS-06 Zaku II

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Color of the MS-06 Zaku II

Post by Erisie » Sun May 22, 2016 7:35 pm

https://i.imgur.com/FUIUv9P.jpg

I only wanted to post an image I found by mere chance online. Apparently, the shades of green on the Zaku II have varied tremendously over the years and sources: artbooks like Entertainment Bible, Gundam Mechanics, Gundam Fact File, Gundam Historica, the yearly MS Illustrated Encyclopedia and even online sources like Gundam.info.

I don't think this is a subject we'll ever see a final response on, unless Bandai/Sunrise/Sotsu settle for a single standarized set of shades from a color system, such as Pantone, PCCS, Munsell, Federal Standard, etc. Color is an extremely subjective topic.
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Re: Color of the MS-06 Zaku II

Post by Seto Kaiba » Sun May 22, 2016 8:55 pm

Erisie wrote:https://i.imgur.com/FUIUv9P.jpg

I only wanted to post an image I found by mere chance online. Apparently, the shades of green on the Zaku II have varied tremendously over the years and sources: artbooks like Entertainment Bible, Gundam Mechanics, Gundam Fact File, Gundam Historica, the yearly MS Illustrated Encyclopedia and even online sources like Gundam.info.
It's worth noting that some (possibly most) of that may be the vagaries of the print process of the books in question. Some art books have better-quality color printing than others.

(Mind you, I'm sure they'd take the cop-out answer and claim that the variations in Zaku Green are actual variations between paint batches delivered to the military.)
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Re: Color of the MS-06 Zaku II

Post by Wingnut » Mon May 23, 2016 12:34 am

Seto Kaiba wrote:It's worth noting that some (possibly most) of that may be the vagaries of the print process of the books in question. Some art books have better-quality color printing than others.
Pretty much this on most of those. The shades seem to have faded and "repainted" at least once over the years.
Still at the end of the day, "It's green.".
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Re: Color of the MS-06 Zaku II

Post by MythSearcher » Mon May 23, 2016 11:07 am

The Official answer might be "Buy the Bandai Zaku colour paint set and you have your standardized colour set"

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