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jonnyfox

Going For Paint Next Week.....

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What do you reckon.....saw an animated pic on Google images and thought....like it....

 

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It's basically a Sprint render done by a friend, shadows are missing. The black and white paint will be a satin finish and the stripe a changeable gloss vinyl. There will also be lots of new stickers and a windscreen strip...a little more subtle inc MLOC. There is some other stuff but I'll update the thread in technical when done :-)

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Jon, i like that. However it might look better with the separating stripe a darker Red or even a different colour ( Yellow ). It will be worth trying a few different options :)

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Go for pesky dyno rod orange ;-)

Pesky has Change colour to the Gulf colours.
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I like it. It's a shame you can't loose the clam joining lines on the side into the top of the red/orange stripe though. (I think it would be to high.)

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No worries buddy.

 

I tried yellow, well gold and it looked sooooo retro, I'll try post the pic up later, its changeable though Martin.

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I think Chris has hit the nail on the head. The problem is the clam joins are too close the colour change. They show too much on a light colour and moving the joining stripe up to hide means the front of the clam would be a problem to look right

See if it looks better moving the bottom colour down a bit so it's at the bottom of the side pod or going for a darker top colour?

Can you go for a narrower orange separator stripe?

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The lines on the Sprint are set very similar and they look well proportioned.

 

I like the look of your carbon doors though Jonny !!

 

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Cheers Russ cool.png

 

Steve, Chris...The Sprint is the format I'd like to achieve however the vinyl can be cut any size, it's just vinyl so if this doesn't work out I can reshape and colour at will I guess.

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Me personally would prefer black sat above and white satin below with either a stripe that's, gold,chrome, silver, gloss yellow , carbon, gloss black , titanium grey and then subtle accents of the third colour placed on spoiler ends, wing mirrors and front splitter lip

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Thanks, new V6 mirrors are going on and the wing end plates but will both be orange. The satin black and the heat now from the engine makes the car a hot box. White on top was a priority in helping cool the car during the summer. You do lose the shape slightly in keeping the bottom of the car black below but I think the wheels certainly help as will other little details finishing it off. The gold stripe looked shite IMO, I couldn't get past the monochrome effect is had on the entire paint scheme. The greys you mention would only help to ruin the positive impact a vibrate colour has in such small detail. The yellow would look good but I think dayglo green would look better. See what you think.....

 

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It makes the car look upright and tall. Simple logic days put the dark colour at the top to visually lower the car. Simples.

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