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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Here the tank for my t100 im building,iv just painted it,its candy red not orange as in photo, does it need a bit of white?

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I was thinking a big mural of Sponge Bob and his pals.

Seriously, I think the color looks good as it is. But only you can tell if it is what you like.

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I think maybe a little silver. Perhaps scallops or perhaps a strip down the middle a la the '68 Bonneville scheme.

But it you like it, that's all that counts.

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Black rubber kneepads would look good and break up some of the red.
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Photos, even if perfect, do not always display chromatically correct on any given monitor. Better monitors can be adjusted to a close color correction, not all have that facility.

To me, knowing what my monitor typically displays, that looks a lot like '69 Bonneville "Olympic Flame", which would look very nice with the scallops in Silver, and then gold lined.



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First time tank paint for an agricultural machinery painter (no, not Harley D's) from Timaru, New Zealand.
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1963wak & lovecuba--

Both Beautiful!

1963--I agree with maybe just kneeguards. Try it and see if you like it.

Paul--It does look like Olympic Flame on my monitor, too (the color also was used on 71 T100R)

lovecuba--How did you do the pinstripe? By hand?

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its a darker red, it just looks like olympic flame on the photo.will try knee pads held on with blutac !!
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1963wak & lovecuba--

Both Beautiful!

1963--I agree with maybe just kneeguards. Try it and see if you like it.

Paul--It does look like Olympic Flame on my monitor, too (the color also was used on 71 T100R)

lovecuba--How did you do the pinstripe? By hand?

Ed
Yes Ed, the pinstripe was done by hand.
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