Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bandai 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.

Color Guide


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%)
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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.

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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

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Monza Red/Red Madder
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Mr. Color
Red Madder
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(60)
Humbrol Enamel
Scarlet (Matte)
(60)
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Red
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Clear Blue
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Clear Blue
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Clear Blue
(X23)
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Transparent Blue (Transparent)
(70.938)
Vallejo Model Color
Blue (clear)
(36752)
Revell Aqua Color Acrylic
blue (clear)
(32752)
Revell Email Enamel
Transparent Blue (G)
(4658)
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CRYSTAL LIGHT BLUE
(A.MIG-0098)
Ammo Acrylics
Clear Blue
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Clear Blue
(N93)
Acrysion
Gloss Light Blue
(4650AP)
Italeri
Clear Blue
(X-23)
Tamiya Enamel
Clear Blue
(LP68)
Tamiya Lacquer Paint
CLEAR BLUE
(AK11214)
AK 3rd Gen Acrylics
CRYSTAL BLACK BLUE (AND TAIL LIGHT OFF)
(A.MIG-0099)
Ammo Acrylics
Clear Blue
(TS72)
Tamiya Color Spray Paints