Sunday, August 23, 2009

A new look for Herbie

I'm still planning for Herbie's repaint sometime before next spring and it would be really great if you could let me have thoughts on these colour schemes. I tried this a couple of years back with some retouched photos and got some good feedback, but my ideas have moved on since then. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the variants above. You'll need to click on the picture to see it large enough.

Lets number them from the top. The top one No1 is more or less how Herbie looks today.

Nos 2 and 3 are similar except for the shade of red and the colour of the side doors

Nos 4 and 5 are variants on green

and No 6 is a very dark grey with red trim top and bottom as well as the cream coach lines.
Doing these drawings didn't take all that long. I measured up the boat in about ten minutes with a tape measure and then used a package called smartdraw that I got on a free magazine cover cd some years back. Once you get the outline in, pouring in colours takes no time using MS Paint. Nothing fancy but it works!

7 comments:

Bill Rodgers said...

I like No. 1 the best, but if you want a change I'd understand. Have you considered Midnight Blue? (almost a black with a hit of blue.) Cream as a highlight colour is nice and painting the side doors a different colour looks good too.

Amy said...

ooh, nice! i like no2 the best. i'm a fan of grey on boats (think lovely BCN tugs) and i think it goes best with the maroon colour.

good luck!

JR said...

No.5 looks classy

Halfie said...

I've always liked red and green: No. 4 gets my vote.

Starcross said...

I'd go for 4 - but only because I already have done with Starcross!(more or less).

Jim

Debbie said...

Number 2 and number 5 for me, I am sure which ever one you choose, Herbie will look great!

Debbie Nb Tickety Boo

VallyP said...

So strange, I left a comment here yesterday and now it's gone! Ah well, maybe I didn't do the word verification correctly. Number 5 gets my vote, but I think I would prefer the darker red throughout! Still as Debbie says, whatever you choose, Herbie will look great. They are all lovely combinations, and if I had a second choice I'd go for 6