A Mostly British Obsession

Category: Current Liabilities (Page 2 of 17)

The current lineup of mouldering hulks

I Made a Color Thingy

Sky
Eau-De-Nil
Sea Green
Grass Green
Olive Green
Brilliant Green
Light Bronze Green
Light Brunswick Green
Emerald Green
Bold Green
Opaline Green
Light Olive Green
Verdigris Green
Forest Green
Spruce Green

The gadget seems to work…but the darker colors look more like anodized metal than enamel paint. (I kind of suck at colorizing anyway, but at least in photoshop you have fine control; here, using CSS and HTML…not so much.) Some not-all-that-exciting details below the more link, if you want them.

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Color Me Green

The photo at the top is the one bit of original color I found on the ’55 Morgan, on the dash support. (The original color is the lower, lighter shade.) Below are some explorations of similar colors plucked from various period British color standards, as that is probably where this color came from. Read onwards for some bad Photoshops.

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Rear Panel “Finished”

Here’s the panel on the car. There should be a piece of rubber beading above it, which is contiguous from both rear fenders. When I do the final beading, I’ll add it. The panel should also be flush with the edge of the rear center panel, but I didn’t care for the look, so recessed it a bit.

Mud Pie

As you might have come to expect as a faithful reader of this blog, I had to try again after messing up my first attempt at the license plate panel. What you see above is the sorta-finished second item.
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Mud Flap

I got the panel for below the rear bumper cut out and the wire bead bent to shape. 3/16″ steel doesn’t really want to bend that easily and I’m guessing symmetry isn’t going to be this panel’s strong suit…

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