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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2018, 05:24:40 am »
I use white undercoat as a base for yellow.  Do you think pink is better?
Maybe I should do a side by side comparison.


I was using white as well and I have to say I rather like pink as a replacement. Marginally so, but it definitely wasn't worse than white. The novelty of it adds in a bit of cool factor. Also, I imagine the specific hue or shade of yellow you wan't in the end might make a difference. Seems like the pink might yield a warmer, more sunny and golden shade of yellow whereas white might give a brighter, lighter yellow.  SHRUG. 

In conclusion: It's probably a "take it or leave it" deal but I like it and I think I'll start using it instead of white.


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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2018, 06:53:14 am »
I'll use white for small areas I want to paint yellow but pink for larger ones. I do use a paler pink then the "Chronic" has used though. It can also be complicated by the exact hue of yellow you are using and indeed who's yellow you are using  :banghead: Why the heck is yellow so difficult ?
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 07:41:46 am »
I think I like it better than red at least.  ;D ;D


Funny you mentioned that about the ligther pink... I didn't pay any attention to it at the store (just grabbed the pinkest pink I could find in my preferred brand) but after I started painting it on it seemed "different" from what I was expecting. I noticed it isn't called just "pink," rather Taffeta pink and it struck me as being... ohhhhh...  I don't know... "fuller" or perhaps "darker" or "richer" than what I was initially expecting. Less Barbie, more Pepto-Bismol? My yellow is the same way, though! I have some others that seem lighter and the one I used is more golden and sunny. Less mustard, more American school bus.




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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2018, 06:25:11 am »
I use Vallejo Pink with a fair bit of white added. Nothing scientific, but out of the bottle it takes far to many coats of yellow to cover it.
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2018, 02:52:47 pm »
HMMMMM....   so "light pink." I'm going to try that next.  :mellow: :mellow:


Speaking of paint... I'm done with all that on this. It took a lot longer than I thought to get all the touch up and small stuff finalized but it's worth it in the end, of course. I decided to make a slight modification to the scheme. It's subtle and doesn't ruin the properties of the camo but makes it better I think.

Waiting on the last bit in the wheel wells to dry up then I'm going to  gloss it. It only has like 10 or less transfers so I'll be done with that soon as well.

One problem.... my head wasn't screwed on straight this morning and I forgot to pick up more satin or matte clear so this thing is going to have a glossy finish.
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2018, 06:05:08 pm »
Holy Crap, this got intense at the end. WAAAAAY more work than I thought I had left just getting all the little odds and ends taken care of. Not the least of which was putting the canopy together and dry fitting it and making adjustments. It worked before the last coat of clear so it should work after. That's all I have left... I'm letting it dry a bit then I'll put the canopy on and it's done.

That said, it turned out way better than I thought it would.  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2018, 06:58:29 pm »
What if WWII hadn't wrapped up in 1945? What if Northrop sent a flying wing type contraption to the RAE for trials?

1/72 RS Models XP-79B acyrlics with hairy stick. OOB with no mods other than slight deviation from painting instructions (which are fiction anyway . .. . ) 




























And..... it doesn't tail-sit!  :thumbsup:  I crammed a ton of lead in there. This sucker has some weight to it. As I mentioned prior, it makes it nice being a weighty piece! It's a delight to pick it up and look at it without it feeling flimsy and ready to fly off like a wet bar of soap just from trying to handle it.

The kit was a bit squirrely but I can definitely recommend it to model builders that have a bit of skills about them. It's nothing new, really, the fixes.....  if you have some decent files, sand paper, patience, and hands not made of sticks of butter you, too, can make a nice example!  :lol: :lol: I'm pretty impressed!


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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2018, 02:40:04 am »
Good job there Brad C.
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2018, 05:57:03 am »
It certainly suits the camouflage scheme. Well done mate, lovely effort on an interesting kt  :thumbsup:

You've now got me thinking of a British Pacific Fleet kamikaze catcher  <_<
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2018, 06:33:17 am »
Thanks y'all!!!   



^Get on down, that sounds good. I'd like to see more of these made up in different ways. They're pretty neat if you ask me and now I want to see a whole bunch of them.  :mellow: :mellow:


I'd like to build one and give it twin booms.  Kinda sorta jet-P38-ish (loosely) .  ;D ;D  These little kits are fun just to think about. I'd buy a stack of them if they were $5 a piece.  :wacko:
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2018, 08:17:02 am »
Thanks y'all!!!   



^Get on down, that sounds good. I'd like to see more of these made up in different ways. They're pretty neat if you ask me and now I want to see a whole bunch of them.  :mellow: :mellow:


I'd like to build one and give it twin booms.  Kinda sorta jet-P38-ish (loosely) .  ;D ;D  These little kits are fun just to think about. I'd buy a stack of them if they were $5 a piece.  :wacko:

Good job on it, I can definitely see the RAF taking one for evaluation. :thumbsup:
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2018, 09:00:05 am »
Thanks Mossie! Neat little things there. I think Northrop was a man ahead of his time and RS Models made a very nice kit of it.  :mellow: :mellow: Things went pretty smoothly and boy am I glad!  ;D ;D
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2018, 10:01:15 am »

I'd like to build one and give it twin booms.  Kinda sorta jet-P38-ish (loosely) .  ;D ;D


Then you'd need even MORE nose weight!  :o
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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2018, 10:45:17 am »
Good job - & something really different! :thumbsup:

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Re: RAE XP-79B "Flying Ram", RAE Farnborough (FINISHED Pics pg. 3)
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2018, 12:59:06 pm »
Oooooh!  That made me look twice. Fairly sure I saw that in the back of one of the Putnam books. Armstrong-Whitworth Anvil F.Mk.1B?  That rings a bell.