Thursday, December 8, 2011

EX Model: Red Tail Mono Carrier English Manual & Color Guide

EX Model: Red Tail Mono Carrier English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Considered a very old kit already as it was released in 2002 by Bandai was the 1/72 Red Tail Mono Carrier belonging to Faye Valentine from the Cowboy Bebop anime. The Red Tail is a flying vehicle with machine guns on both flanks of its fuselage. Its bulbous canopy reminds me a lot of the OV-1 Mohawk that flew in the 60's during the Vietnam War.

I've always loved the designs of the vehicles in Cowboy Bebop. They look hip, stylish and pragmatic in my eyes. But of course that's just one of the appeals of the series as the anime is truly a great story and if you hadn't watched it yet I'd recommend you do. Rather than wait for the rumored Keanu Reeves starring Live Action movie.

Faye Valentine's Red Tail was was selling for $ at Amazon, 3500 yen at Hobbylink Japan

Color Guide DescriptionPaint Ratios
main body etc colorWhite (H1)(50%) + Purple (H39)(25%) + Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)(25%)
main body gray partAircraft Gray (H57)(100%)
main body red partMonza Red/Red Madder (H86)(70%) + White (H1)(30%)
vulcan inner side part etcDark Earth (H72)(100%)
cockpit inner partField Gray (1)/Dark Gray (H32)(100%)
seat partSandy Yellow (Dark Yellow) (H79)(100%)
light partSilver (H8)(100%) as a base and as a top coat Clear Blue (H93)(100%)
Disclaimer



Construction Manual and Color Guide for the Red Tail of Faye Valentine was translated to English from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong's Gunpla & Model Kit Review site.

EX Model: Red Tail Mono Carrier English Translation Color Guide & Manual EX Model: Red Tail Mono Carrier English Translation Color Guide & Manual EX Model: Red Tail Mono Carrier English Translation Color Guide & Manual

Paints Used & Paint Conversion Equivalents:


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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)
Purple (H39)Purple (C67)Purple (X16)Purple (70.959)--PURPLE (A.MIG-0127)------Purple (Gloss) (68)--------
Bright Blue/Indy Blue (H15)Bright Blue/Indy Blue (C65)Blue (X4)Dark Blue (70.930)--MEDIUM BLUE (A.MIG-0103)------French Blue (Gloss) (14)--------
Aircraft Gray (H57)Aircraft Gray (C73)J.A. Gray (XF14)------------Light Grey (Matte) (147)--------
Monza Red/Red Madder (H86)Monza Red/Red Madder (C68)------------------------
Dark Earth (H72)Dark Earth (C22)Flat Earth (XF52)English Uniform (70.921)Dark Earth (71.029)MEDIUM BROWN (A.MIG-0070)RAF Dark Earth (RC287)Dark Earth (HTK-_009)Earth Brown (solid matt) (32187)Dark Earth (Matte) (29)Dark Earth ANA617 (F) (2054)RAF Dark Earth BS450 (X002)RAF Dark Earth FS 30118 (UA547)Flat Field Drab (4708AP)
Field Gray (1)/Dark Gray (H32)German Gray/Field Gray (1) (C40)German Gray (XF63)German Grey Dark (70.995)Engine Grey (71.048)GRAUGRÜN (A.MIG-0253)Dark Eggplant Grey (RC242)Dark Grey (HTK-_230)Tank Grey (solid matt) (32178)Tank Grey (Matte) (67)Engine Gray FS36076 (2034)FS16076 Engine Grey (X128)--Graugrün RLM 74 (4784AP)
Sandy Yellow (Dark Yellow) (H79)Dark Yellow (Sandy Yellow) (C39)Deck Tan Wooden (XF78)--Sand Yellow (71.028)LIGHT WOOD (A.MIG-0038)--Grey Beige (HTK-_287)--Desert Yellow (Matte) (93)------Flat Middle Stone (4304AP)
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 Blue (H93)Clear Blue (C50)Clear Blue (X23)Transparent Blue (Transparent) (70.938)--CRYSTAL LIGHT BLUE (A.MIG-0098)Clear Blue (RC504)--blue (clear) (32752)--------Gloss Light Blue (4650AP)