Friday, 27 February 2009
I know it's a little bit premature, but I've already started thinking about how I'm going to paint my tracker. Or rather; how I'm going to have it painted. I've done some tests in Photoshop (the best app to ever take up space on a hard drive). The look I'm after is best described as "retro-racing". Sort of a mix between the legendary 1970's Gulf Porsche livery and 80's Nascar. At the moment I'm leaning towards using the old school Huskvarna ruby red as a base colour, but with some metal flake mixed in, combined with white and black sections (a bit like no 3 in the picture above). The wheels – If I ever get them – will be powder coated gloss black, and the frame satin black. At first I was going for a more modern "Husky factory" paint scheme, since I normally don't like retro, which I think is a cop out for designers too lazy to come up with something original (read: J Mays). But the shape of the tank and seat section doesn't really lend itself to anything too modern. Then again, I might change my mind before it's time to send the "tins" away for paint.