Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday morning in the Schmetterling Design Bureau

I'm a morning person, but only as a result of being averse to a 35 mile drive in rush hour (such as it is in Columbus, OH) traffic. I've been getting up at 5:30am for so long that I don't even need or use an alarm clock. That's great, but only for five days a week. It's not so great on the weekends, especially since the rest of the household wants to sleep in, and they want it to be quiet as they do.

That gives me a lot of time on weekend mornings to find something quiet to do. For part of the year, I can watch Formula 1 racing on TV. For the rest of the year, it's a lot trickier to keep myself entertained. Today I sat down at the computer and played around with paint colors and designs again. I know it's way too early to give any serious consideration to it, but it's relaxing and fun.

I'm still leaning towards a retro scheme based on the air racing planes of the early 1930's. Today, the famous Roscoe Turner and his Gilmore-sponsored Wedell Williams Racer were the inspiration:


I didn't get the front of the stripe right (waking up early is one thing, being attentive to detail that early in the day is quite another):


Maybe I'll fix it tomorrow morning, but probably not.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Got bad news for you on this paint scheme, too. Someone (not far from you, actually) has done the Gilmore Red Lion thing: www.eaa.org/apps/galleries/gallery.aspx?ID=247

DaveG said...

I'm starting to think that's it's not too early to be thinking about this at all!

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