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I put these forward with only a little comment. No laughter is allowed! If you must laugh, do so in the privacy of your own viewing place! :-)
These are "some" of my attempts at finding just the right paint scheme. I held on to the idea that it had to be simple, yet eye-catching. You can't imagine how much time I spent doing this. Here goes..
After plain yellow, I started thinking it had to have more colors.
I thought the long sweep was nice -- for about 30 minutes!
Finally, (day 2) some creativity started to creep into my thinking, just not too much creativity.
I began to feel red, white and blue coming on as if that were creative.
Finally, I got red, white and blue and realized that my design wasn't great and there were about 500 similar paint schemes floating around. Then I saw the nearly the same scheme obviously done with rattle cans on a redneck truck with "praise the lord" written on the side and a confederate flag on the back. I was confused, but alert enough to dump my bright idea....
Ah, a little more conservative Notice how yellow keeps creeping back into the plan?
Oh, I did a lot of work with stars. You only get to see one example. I thought I had it here. Next morning, it didn't look so good. Maybe it still has possibilities.
Then I got this idea. I just wanted plain red. It still sounds good to me and it's really easy to paint. I painted up several samples of shades of red. Then I drifted away from the idea.
Back to conventional, but lavender & purple.
Oh, let's just do a shade of blue, but what shade. I painted up 3 samples of shades of blue.
No, it has to have a pattern of some sort.
Ah, now I'm starting to see something different. I get to keep my yellow and I get some purple too.
Well, I don't know where this idea came from. I just remember it was late at night.
So, I improved on the one above.
Then a completely new idea hit me.
I worked on the checkers with varieties of colors and shapes.
And more shapes.
And more shapes. Maybe 30 in all.
No, I won't show you all 30. Just trust me. There were more than you want to see.
Flames! I hadn't really taken flames seriously, but then I remembered, I like flames!
So, what about flames and checkers?
But then, I tried flames in a different color and stretched them out along the fuselage.
Why not put them together in a big way. I did another 30 combinations checker and flames.
Just about there. Ditch the checkers....
This is it. Until I change my mind, this is really it! I don't have too much time to change my mind because I start painting in another week!
I'm not sure this will be the top view, but it's a start...