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View Poll Results: When you built your Astron Farside or Farside-X did you:
Build it with canted fins as per instructions? 14 53.85%
Build it with straight fins because crooked ones hurt your OCD brain? 10 38.46%
Attempt to build it straight but 9 straight fins are hopelessly impossible for you? 2 7.69%
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:53 PM
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Thanks all for the paint info.

John, I may just have to try the Duplicolor yellow lacquer you mentioned as my first experiment with a new yellow. I too am a big fan of lacquers.

Iíve used Rustoleum lacquers with great success, but I believe they are only available in red, black, white, and silver. Iíve used all but the silver, mainly since Iíve never seen it where I get the others. Ace carries Valspar lacquer and Iíve wondered if they were rebranded Rustoleum ó same 4 colors available.

Also helpful, Iíve tested both Model Masters and Testors lacquers over the Rustoleum, with no issues. This gives you large can price savings for base colors to use under the little cans of lacquer.
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Hi, Lee!

I believe I used Rustoleum #254155 Gloss Sunburst Yellow on my Farside. I use Rusto Farm & Implement Yellow for all of my Goblins.

I really like your Mega-Mosquito. Inspired artwork, too.


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Iíve never seen Rustoleum Farm & Implement spray paint. I have used Van Sickle brand, lots of Kubota, Deere, and other great ďimplementĒ colors. Very rich colors, but go with light coats if you try it. I got runs the first time I tried it (in the paint!).

Thanks for the compliments. If you (or anyone) wants a mosquito decal, drop me a PM with your address. I think the sheet I have had 8 or 10 of them. Several lifetime supplies for me, for sure, even after giving a couple away.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:30 PM
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So, Mr. Turk, Mr. Brohm, and Mr. Sams, what yellow did you gentlemen use?
Lee, I'm flattered you asked. But I don't know what it was. I examined the rocket last night, and it's more orangey than normal Rustoleum yellow, which has been my go-to brand and type (enamel). But, when I looked at my stash of paint cans in the garage, I don't see anything that could be it. I wonder if I cooked up something special and put in my airbrush, but, unfortunately, I cannot remember. Sorry. (The truly scary part of this is that it's getting more and more difficult to remember stuff. I'm too young to be getting that old !)

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To me, it looks like Rustoleum Marigold Yellow. I use a lot of it--including on these models:
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To me, it looks like Rustoleum Marigold Yellow. I use a lot of it--including on these models:
That yellow looks good to me!

The rockets do, too

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Old 12-12-2018, 10:56 PM
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Your long scrap of wood proposal, while complicated , is genius.

Not complicated or genius. I just needed an easy way to remember which color came out of which can! This is a really old picture of my original board with various reds. It has more on it now and has blues on the back, IIRC.
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Lee, I'm flattered you asked. But I don't know what it was. I examined the rocket last night, and it's more orangey than normal Rustoleum yellow, which has been my go-to brand and type (enamel). But, when I looked at my stash of paint cans in the garage, I don't see anything that could be it. I wonder if I cooked up something special and put in my airbrush, but, unfortunately, I cannot remember. Sorry. (The truly scary part of this is that it's getting more and more difficult to remember stuff. I'm too young to be getting that old !)

Doug

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Doug,

No worries. If I could never find a rattlecan yellow that is just right, it might just force me to dig out the airbrush once again. But I do think one of the yellows mentioned will be a worthy choice.
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To me, it looks like Rustoleum Marigold Yellow. I use a lot of it--including on these models:


Iíll have to get a can of this yellow! Looks like itís a really close match to my favorite.

Very nice looking models, too.
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That yellow looks good to me!

The rockets do, too

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Thanks! Home Depot used to have it, but I usually have to get it at ACE Hardware now.
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The yellow I used on my clone was (old) Krylon "Old Equipment Yellow". I'm not sure what old equipment it was supposed to match, but it seemed very close to the '73 catalog photo. 1/16" balsa canted fins, lots of aero-gloss to get them smooth. I saved half a can for the Farside-X I have yet to build.
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