More work on the security runabout.
I changed “Police” to “Security” because “Police” seems to carry a more pronounced undertone of professional badassery, leading to talk of stuff like terminal-storming and plane-boarding SWAT teams in the comments of the previous entry, which isn’t really what I had in mind for an out-of-the-way spaceport with aging equipment and facilities. I was thinking more along the lines of a private security company providing staff for the spaceport, and they wouldn’t really have anything heavier than what a patrol officer would typically carry.
The other point of discussion was the color scheme. Initially, I had the runabout done up in a half-Battenburg livery because I like how it looks on fire/rescue vehicles. For example, this fire truck:
And this incident response truck:
I liked the idea of tying in the security vehicles with the rescue vehicles by putting them in a Battenburg livery, but the thing about Battenburg is it’s kind of an acquired taste. Okay, enough babble. Here’s a roundup of the potential candidates:
This is the original, in half-Battenburg livery:
This is the current version, which I modified from half-Battenburg to full Battenburg by scaling down the checks to half size.
This is an alternative take on the above, with white and blue instead of the neon green/blue scheme. This one is a bit more toned down.
This is a variation replacing the Battenburg checks with chevrons, sort of like a spacey take on the basic Battenburg scheme. Original yellow-green and blue here:
As above, but in the toned-down white/blue:
Next up, these are more conventional and…kind of boring alternatives which I’m not quite as keen on. This one is a basic silver/blue paint job:
This one is a variation that adds a third color, a red stripe above the blue. I like it better than the one above, but not as much as the Battenburg/chevron variations.
I’m putting this all out for discussion. Which scheme do you like best, and why? Please don’t say something like “All of them!” because that doesn’t really help narrow things down.
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