Here’s an alternative take. It’s an oblique Battenburg pattern. Yes, I reversed the text on the hood/bonnet again.
In the original yellow-green/blue over silver:
In white/blue over silver:
And now this one is an experiment in response to some feedback from commenters who mentioned that they preferred a 2-tone rather than a 3-tone color scheme, where one of the retroreflective block colors is very close or identical to the underlying base color of the vehicle itself. Also, another commenter mentioned white as being a near-universal security color, so I combined these two ideas into a single white scheme with blue text and patterning.
It’s hard to see because white is white, but it’s actually retroreflective white/blue decaling over white automotive paint:
What I like about this one is that the 2-tone white/blue looks really security-ish, while still retaining the retroreflective patterning that ties it in with the other emergency vehicles.
Here’s another white scheme, with yellow-green/blue oblique Battenburg, just to see what it looks like:
I’m a bit torn. The white base coat works well for security vehicles. The yellow-green/blue over white will likely tie in better visually with the other rescue/security vehicles, but the white/blue over white looks more like a private security vehicle. If I had to pick a favorite, I think I would pick the white/blue over white, with the yellow-green/blue over white coming in at a fairly close second.
I like how the oblique Battenburg pattern combines the most pleasing elements of the sideways chevrons with the functional utility of the traditional Battenburg pattern while looking interesting enough for SF, so I find that I kind of prefer it to the chevrons or the traditional “straight” Battenburg.
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