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Advice - color scheme for Porsche 911 GT3 racecar


igor@af
02-11-2012, 05:59 AM
Hey guys,

What are some of the most stand-out, awesome color schemes you've seen for race cars?

This is for a Porsche race program for Japan for 2012.

A more black-themed one is likely to stand out, like this:
http://imquattro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/audi_motorsport-110713-3722__mid.jpg

as many Porsche are white-color based.

eugene78
02-11-2012, 07:43 AM
How about something like this?
http://media.cnbc.com/i/CNBC/Sections/CNBC_TV/CNBC_US/Shows/_Documentaries_Specials/BMW/Slideshow/Art_Cars/bmw_art_cars_calder.jpg
I think a race car should be bright. Dont't like those black Audis at all.

Mikezibit
02-12-2012, 06:28 AM
Hello

here is my idea for a Porsche color scheme

http://www.scaleproduction.de/htmlbilder/bilder/porsche997-2.jpg



Mike

gionc
02-12-2012, 07:14 AM
Igor, Eugene's idea of a art car is awesome, and may take advantage of BMW art car's fame.
I'm wondering a traditional Japanese design with giant gold and red lack designs and letterings on matt black.
Would be awesome.

sportracer02
02-12-2012, 07:57 AM
"Art Car" is rather in connection with BMW - something symetric with black would fit better to a modern Porsche IMO

ZoomZoomMX-5
02-12-2012, 08:22 AM
"Art Car" is rather in connection with BMW - something symetric with black would fit better to a modern Porsche IMO

^This.

Mike's scheme above w/red is what came to my mind (before seeing his art), and APR's Audi R8 at Daytona was killer:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/sports/apr-motorsport-lands-five-time-le-mans-winner-emanuele-pirro-for-rolex-24-169862.html

Something along those lines would be great.

lovegt40
02-12-2012, 10:08 AM
surely the last #26 Moretti porsche is the nicest imho (and also a real challenge to paint)

http://www.motorsport.com/grandam/photo/main-gallery/26-ngt-motorsport-porsche-gt3-henrique-cisneros-sean-edwards-carlos-kauffmann-nick-ta-35/?i=68&id=1285432&s=2

Otherwise also the flying lyzard cars raise the perfection,unless u will play the big bad and beautiful and the Alzen Porsche is a must.

"Arlekin" paint as Calder's BMW is also way cool,and suspect that Pantera I started will end in such way, also cause is an italian car.
I already build the Krauss porsche 993rsr in such livery,and is so cool to see it in showcase.
http://soldatino.multiply.com/photos/album/16/Krauss_Porsche_993_RSR_LM#photo=21

voyageur
02-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Gentlemen,

here is what I came up with. Click on the Polaroids to see the full-size pictures and read the story.

http://www.virtualmodels.org/VM_images/VM_P997GT3RS_LiveryDesignV03.png (http://www.virtualmodels.org/livery-designs/porsche-911-gt3rs-997-livery-design) http://www.virtualmodels.org/VM_images/VM_P997GT3RS_LiveryDesignV02.png (http://www.virtualmodels.org/livery-designs/porsche-911-gt3rs-997-livery-design) http://www.virtualmodels.org/VM_images/VM_P997GT3RS_LiveryDesignV01.png (http://www.virtualmodels.org/livery-designs/porsche-911-gt3rs-997-livery-design) http://www.virtualmodels.org/VM_images/VM_P997GT3RS_LiveryDesignV04.png (http://www.virtualmodels.org/livery-designs/porsche-911-gt3rs-997-livery-design)

I'll be adding more variations in the near future. This is actually quite a fun project.

EDIT: The white 997 is a more LeMans oriented livery. It features newspaper clippings about LeMans races from the good ol' days.

Regards,
Sebastian

drunken monkey
02-12-2012, 12:23 PM
y'know, I've always liked the idea of an asymmetric livery design; imagine the old psychodelic hippie but even more psycho because it's not symmetrical.
Not sure how it translates into reality though.

maybe someone can upload a large sized line image and we can all have a play with this.

lovegt40
02-12-2012, 03:38 PM
can be cool a group build about such nice porsches...

rallymaster
02-12-2012, 04:13 PM
can be cool a group build about such nice porsches...

Why not, good idea, but I think we should find a common core, a part of livery, a theme... A starting point in a sense.

gionc
02-12-2012, 04:33 PM
Why not, doog idea, but I think we should find a common core, a part of livery, a theme... A starting point in a sense.

o well.... I have a psycho-cayman to finish :D

lovegt40
02-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Why not, doog idea, but I think we should find a common core, a part of livery, a theme... A starting point in a sense.

yes Phil, something cool and interesting for modellers...a theme, something from livery,lets think about it ;) !

Ps: lovely livery Sebastian.I like theme all !

voyageur
02-12-2012, 05:55 PM
o well.... I have a psycho-cayman to finish :D

Well Gio, we expect you to show up in Frankfurt this year for the 2nd annual Cayman reunion :slap:

@Paolo: thanks!

eugene78
02-12-2012, 06:04 PM
Here's another paint scheme that I think is very cool:
http://www.ka-models.com/image/cache/data/kd24007l-800x600.jpg
I like the idea of a smooth color transition - you don't see that on race cars too often.

Sebastian's designs are also awesome, especially the last one, and I wonder how it would look with AF pages instead of the newspapers. :)

I also like the idea of a group build. If someone would print the decals, I'm in!

igor@af
02-14-2012, 02:08 AM
Wow! Thank you for all of the feedback!

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