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Old 12-04-2021, 02:11 PM
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Default Centuri Black Widow colors

I may be building a Centuri Black Widow in January. I built only one before (pictured) and I don't know if I used the correct colors (I used Dupli-color metallic black and Dupli-color metallic red, IIRC.) I believe the Black Widow was discontinued just before Centuri had a full color catalog.

Does anyone know what the correct colors should be? I would assume the dark sections should indeed be black, but what should the lighter sections be? White? Yellow? Orange? Red?
I don't remember if the instructions specified colors.

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Old 12-04-2021, 02:54 PM
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The color Centuri catalog ones I have seen are white in your red sections with red pinstriping.
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White and black is how Iíve seen it painted, check out the picture of it here,
https://www.rocketreviews.com/centu...drew-tomko.html
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Old 12-04-2021, 03:26 PM
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White and black is how Iíve seen it painted, check out the picture of it here,
https://www.rocketreviews.com/centu...drew-tomko.html


Yep, black and white is about all I remember seeing. The Black Widow was around until near the end of Centuriís run.

Here is the page from the full color 1972 catalog.

Link: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/72cen026.html


And another page in the same catalog, this time an actual group photo of models.

Link: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/no...a/72cen024.html

Looks like the Black Widow was around through 1981 but does not appear in the last two Centuri catalogs in Ď82 and Ď83.




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Ah so! Thanks.
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Here is the mid-70s or so onward face card for the kit.

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FWIW, I painted mine per the 1971 catalog: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...d/71dcen36.html
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FWIW, I painted mine per the 1971 catalog: http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...d/71dcen36.html


Nice! Thatís prettier than mine. Black and orange ALWAYS seems to work.
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I am not sure how it was painted, all I know is that I want to build one!
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There is an old timer in my RC club that covers ALL of his aircraft except scale jobs in Orange/Black schemes. He likes the large contrast to be able to easily see the aircraft orientation in the sky.
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