I love the colour combination. The pumpkin and green colours go reallly well and I think take it up a notch. It's not too much at all - I reckon just right.
I'm always amazed when you actually go back through old pattern books and items of the period, some of the combinations and colours from the arts and crafts period through prewar were really wild. Post war of course it went even more nuts! Just illuminating about how *safe* we often are today putting our choices together (me included! ) What exactly is the difference between mushroom, taupe and sable anyway?
It's a great resto - I've seen picks of the inside. You're going to want to be careful - even more than before, someone is likely to mug you for it!
Best regards Seeshell
The Blue Flyer - 1951 Homemade Bondwood
Chryssi - 1966 VC Valiant Safari
The Seeshell - 1969 Olympic Riviera (deceased)
cobber, you haven't explained how you came to choose the new colour. The in-depth research. The hours spent poring over old newspapers. The thousands of phone calls to the paint technical departments to see if they could mix the right colour. There's some detail missing from your post, I feel.
cheers, Al. (ps. just kidding about the first bit above...looks pretty good! ;D )
Thanks to those of you who gave the colour the thumbs up .......... and thanks to those who give it the thumbs down and refrained from saying so
Firefighter.......... you're just trying to provoke me............ I .. will .. not .. be .. provoked Go back to page one of this thread and you will see she had a number of colours for me to choose from when I first bought her.
Al. You do not want to know the detail about how the colour was chosen. It was a very traumatic process.... choices were made then abandoned....firm decisions were made then discarded... self doubt as to my ability to make decisions on anything plagued my mind.....I even considered selling the caravan so I wouldn't have to worry about it any more .
But in the finish I went to Bunnings and picked up two of those sample colour cards from among the thousands they have and took 'em home....stuck 'em on the 'van....chose one....took it to a proper hardware store who stocks the paint brand I must use (Duralex) ...and Bob's your uncle.
Reddo It's called Soft Suede ........... not Pumpkin... OK
Post by Surf Tragic on Feb 21, 2011 14:45:02 GMT 10
G'day Cobber Looks ok, colours grow on ya, & it's only a brush stroke away from any colour you want ;D Don't you think it looks a bit heavier on the lower 1/2 now ? probably ride better
Of course, a person of your standing doing something like this will probably open the floodgates with colourful VV's coming out of hiding, I alread feel fully licenced to do my own thing ;D ;D I can picture the Don .......colourful stripe down the sides. ;D ;D............................... ;D ;D (I was gunna do it anyway ;D ;D ;D)
Looks great Cobber like the new colour, the only thing to make it look better would be seeing it hitched behind my 1934 Vauxhall roadster one day ;D although it still needs a bit of work to finish it before that can happen George
A NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED PHOTO FROM THE OL' 36 BOX OF TRICKS.
Showing the rear window sill on the 'van. It is another indicator that the bloke who built this 'van was no boofhead.... I wish I could find out who he was
The sill is metal and has been installed by a tradesman ….. it is non-magnetic and is not soft, like lead or aluminium...... any suggestions as to what it might be are welcome. Put there to protect the end grain of the ply I expect.
Well cobber, I'm glad ya finally decided to follow me with a bit of colour - ya didn't quite make as lairy as my Kube, but at least you tried ;D ;D ;D Congrats on a job well done. Next time, consult a colour consultant - I got one of them colour wheels that might help when you want to change it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, by the way, did I tell ya that I am a trained colour consultant in a former life ;D ;D
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2011 17:17:07 GMT 10 by Roehm3108
NO RAY ! you never did tell me that..... and looking at the kube I would never have believed it anyway ;D ;D ;D ;D Keep that colour wheel handy....... back to all over green is the go one of these days... you bet.
Bob (and Jacqui ) what you have to do is....do a goggle and restrict the search to " pages from Australia" ..... I suppose you could call the expression "Blue" and the shade depends on the context in which it is used