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Old 12-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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Thanks. Those are good photos. I wish I could get a color photo so I can get a handle on the correct shade of orange on the fins.

I DO have a good color photo of the vehicle for mission LJ-1, so the orange of mission LJ-5B should be the same. The orange looks like international orange (as opposed to flourescent orange), therefore my day-glo orange trim film (like on the Pershing) won't be correct. Glory Halleluiah! I have a (valid) reason to go to the hobby store!
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:34 PM
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Nice job!! It looks great!
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Thank you.
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Back in 98 Yitah Wu listed the colour as Fluorescent Orange. The Real Space model references Space in Miniature, as well as the Peter McQuillan drawings reference International Rescue Orange. I have always been a little confused by the contemprary use of International Orange as I always thought it was "International" as in the company, which it is not. According to the Federal Standard documents there is FS 12197 International Orange which is produced by Testors in the Model Master series.

http://www.colorserver.net/showcolor.asp?fs=12197

http://www.testors.com/search?q=12197
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I used Testors MM International Orange on the fins of this Estes Arrow recently and it seems to match the orange of the color photo I have of mission LJ-1 (if the photo has true color). I was going to use adhesive film for the orange details of the fins, especially since one fins is ALL orange (IAW ROTW). If it has to be painted, it might be a bi*** getting International Orange enamel to go over the metallic aluminum spray the model has on it now. I'll need to do some compatibility testing.
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It is going to boil down to how happy you are with the result. Even within the LJ program I can pretty well guarantee that there was variation from fin to fin on a vehicle. If it were scale and a judge wanted to get ratty about it, I would have them produce a section of the original and counter the documentation on hand.

Also I think the bi*** might be in the mask not ripping paint.
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On a North American Rockwell handout on the Little Joe the color on the fins and the tower is labeled as international orange. The drawing is of the Little Joe 1 or 1B. I have several color photos of Little Joe 5 including a couple that came from slides I got from NASA. On those the fin color and the tower appear to be red. I remember discussing this with Peter McQuillan years ago and his conclusion was that the color on all of them was international orange. I believe that was based on pictures of the gantry on the pad that Explorer I was launched from that shows up as red in photos but pieces of it that they used to sell on the tour are clearly orange.
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Thanks bill. On the color photo I have from Peter McQuillan the orange shade matches my Testors International Orange almost perfectly.
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I think I'll take a break from agonizing over the orange parts of the booster (yes, I DO need to "get a life") and put some finishing touches on the capsule and LES. The white band is on the antenna cone, the red band is on the capsule skirt, the "UNITED STATES" is on the capsule and solvasetted(sp?), I have the LES scaffold rotated how I BELIEVE it should be IAW the "UNITED STATES" decal, but it's not glued on yet just in case it's wrong.
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I can't seem to find a Liitle Joe I color photo that shows a fin that's ALL orange. Is one of the fins supposed to be completely orange and the rest just tipped in orange or are all fins supposed to be just tipped in orange?

I would hate to get this wrong!
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