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Old 11-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Honest opinions wanted

I'm attaching two pictures (rough sketches) of my concept for a paint job which will be the lipstick on the "Pig", so to speak. I really would like to hear from you whether you love it or hate it. I promise I won't put you on a hit list if you don't like it
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Smile Pig Lipstick !!

Looks as good or better than the horse tail paint jobs on some new rigs. If you like it go for it!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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I like how if you concentrate on the one color it looks like flames moving from front to back. If you concentrate on the white, it looks like water moving from back to front.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:44 AM   #4
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It looks like your on fire. You might have firetrucks following you down the highway!!
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I like it!

Just 2 comments...don't expect an individualized paint scheme to help at resale - Most people like ordinary. And, the dark areas will be MUCH hotter in summer than the light areas - selection of the dark paint color will decide how much hotter.

Had a jet black truck - never again Too hot in the summer sun.

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Will sure stand out.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thank you for your comments so far...Keep em comming! I did think about the temperature problem. The original idea was to do it in black and white, as that is so striking in it's contrast, but I have since had some thoughts that maybe I should temper it by going with a grey instead of black. That would take away some of the appeal, I think, but may be better from a practical standpoint. I could go with a light grey instead of white, and dark grey instead of black.
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Would NOT work for me.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #9
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I would suggest maybe a darker blue and white. That way you get the flame affect but it will look cool as if the water was running over it as someone earlier posted. I think it's cool. It's yours, run with it.
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As an owner of an older motorhome I get a little concerned when I'm reserving at a more upscale site. I have yet to be turned away, but an unusual older unit could be a deal breaker. Stories are not hard to find about people having problems with older units, just so you are aware.
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It's a little disturbing. Lots of tension. It would be hard to relax looking at that.
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I see flying monkeys. Sorry.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #13
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Make no mistake my general opinion is that this is a nice piece of work. But you have encouraged honest opinion so here is mine. This opinion and a dollar can get you a cup of coffee. I am not suggesting anything that I would not or have not done myself.

If this is design then it is yours and if you like it that is what counts. The one comment suggesting that when looked at it can take on differing looks from flames to water is accurate and some design improvement may rectify that look. Perhaps shading during the final painting graduating from dark to light.

If you are representing flames even stylized flames then I would suggest you do some more drawing on small scale and perfect the image. Maybe look or some other artist representations. I do carving and have done drawing and painting (I am an amateur). I know that the final look is very important and often takes a critical eye. My suggestion is to look long and hard at some other work and then look back at yours and see if the look can be improved. Often small subtle changes can make a difference.

I recently carved a large size rocking horse for my grandson. It was solid wood. During the carving for the longest time I could tell that something just was not right. I kept looking at drawing and pictures of horses and back at my work when finally it dawned on me. The legs were too thick. I carved off quite a bit of material and suddenly a pretty authentic looking horse appeared where none had been before.

The other comments about resale etc are very good and helpful I would imagine. If you have any concerns about resale something more original would protect you better, when you get this done it will appeal to a smaller group of people.

Good luck on your project.
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I definitely would avoid dark colors for the heat. You can get just as much contrast by using complementary colors (on the color wheel), but that may be more "color" than you want. Alternatively you can crisp up the lines with a border, which will allow you to use more muted colors, but still get a good deal of contrast.

I'm not keen on the design, but that's just me. I would prefer a more vintage design with cleaner lines...and vintage colors....maybe inspired from some older cars. But design is very personal. If you like it, go for it!
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