My thoughts... Since I'm hanging a radial
engine on the front of the Skybolt I'm pretty much going for
the nostalgic look. Should I keep the paint job "old
style" or should I be a little bit more creative with
I still have plenty of time before it's to
be painted so why make a rash decision now ? Why should I
hold myself to a certain design so early on ?
For starts, I'll post photos of paint designs
that I like here on this page. From those beginings I can
either choose one of those designs, slightly modify one or
come up with an entirely new design.
The search begins....
let the juices flow...
Here's a design that I saw on the internet.
I'm not sure if it would work on my radial engine Skybolt.
If it comes down to the final designs, I'll have to do a rendering
of it with this pattern.
January 13, 2009 More on my thoughts for a paint scheme.
As of right now, this very minute, I'm pretty set on yellow and black. Love those colors... dynamic looking. I've been playing around with a few ideas and have arrived at a combination of the Mystery Airship for the fuselage and tail feathers and a more standard scallop for the wings.
Here's what I've drawn up in Macromedia Fireworks... still may do some refining.
And to add further on that thought/design... I've been thinking of a name for her. Keep coming back to Jersey Girl. When I think of Jersey Girl I think of the song by Bruce Springsteen. And from that thought I think of the bold lettering on his "Greetings from Asbury Park" album cover. This series of events unfolded to bring me the following two looks:
Update: I actually took one of the Jersey Girl images from this page and added several more "name" ideas.
February 13, 2015
It's getting close...
and I'm thinking of how it will eventually look.
I'm not looking for something wild with all kinds of lines and shapes poking at you. I'm not looking for a Plain Jane either. I'm looking for that paint job that compliments the shape and look of the biplane. A paint job that says "This is who I am."... the biplane, not me. It's not as easy as you'd think. AND... I can't have someone else create my "vision".
For this round... I "penned" the outline in DeltaCAD and then imported it into Fireworks. The outline of the paint design was actually created in the CAD program. Fireworks filled the various areas.
I like the following design and the various paint schemes. Other than the shape of the biplane... there's not much difference between my first thoughts back in 2009 and now.