Okay, we’ve narrowed things down to one particular scheme that most of us like, so I’m running with that ball for now.
I finished up the automotive detailing, made the light bar a separate 3D part because I didn’t really like having it painted on like it was before, I added a private company logo to the doors to see how it would look, and fleshed out the security scheme a bit more.
I had to put some thought into the manufacturer and model of the vehicle when I wrapped up the detailing. I was kind of on a Casablanca groove and since this is an out-of-the-way spaceport, I found myself thinking of small European cars. After having lunch with Professor Google and nearly falling out of my chair laughing when I found out that Citroën means “lemon” in Dutch (in the US, a car that breaks down a lot is referred to as a “lemon”), I decided to name it the Limoën Zoom.
Putting a private company logo on the doors was suggested by a commenter, so I decided to give it a go and see how that turned out. Here’s a bigger version of the Decurion SCS logo on the doors:
I was going for something that was kind of discreet and which would work fine in different locations, so I went with a shield/badge motif rather than some sort of big splashy text-heavy logo. I find it fun to do logos and graphic design from scratch for stuff like this, even if it’s for something as tiny as the packing slip on a storeroom box or an escort service flyer stuck on the front door of a Podtel 6. I don’t know if that means I need to get a life or something, but it’s fun.
Since I’m partial to the yellow-blue version and so are some of you, I’m including that as an alternate:
I also had a chance to unfold the model and number the parts. It fits neatly on one page, so after it leaves beta status, I’ll be doing a 4-up or 8-up of it with different numbers and license plates.
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