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Title: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on May 03, 2009, 02:58:03 PM
I'm looking for paint ideas and having a little trouble. I've seen a lot of factory paint schemes for these and don't really care for most of them. If you guys want to tackle a Photoshop job, I'll provide the template. :-D
If you have a paint scheme idea for me, you can put it together on this. I THINK if you save it as a .bmp, you should be able to use the "paint bucket" to fill in colors quickly on MS Paint... otherwise it'll be pixelated.
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/Base.jpg)
Here's two I've done so far... one that looks like my pick-up and one that I just came up with (though it's not really creative).
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/Diamond-1.jpg)
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/StraightTwo-tone.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Reliable Randy on May 03, 2009, 08:09:19 PM
Thought I'd try something that had to do with Diamonds.

(http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww123/DarkHorseTrucking/Base.jpg?t=1241420188)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Wee Willy on May 04, 2009, 01:47:34 AM
Ryan, me thinks you need to add some striping and detailing, to break up the colors and give a little more impact.
Maybe paint the air cleaner one color, the straps the other, stuff like that.

I don't have the software, but heres an idea.
In this picture, look at the bunk, and the way the yellow and green meet, check the angle.
Might look cool on the Royale with the rear of the grab handle being at an angle like it is.
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p1/truckerbill/Seventies%20and%20Eighties/img044.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ParkinLot on May 04, 2009, 07:01:13 AM
Very cool concept Randy. Gotta give ya props fer that one!  8-)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Rickylh3 on May 04, 2009, 12:31:05 PM
This is a paint scheme that I would like to put on a Transtar but I think would look good on almost any cabover.
(http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv313/rickylh3/pbtreo.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ParkinLot on May 04, 2009, 12:43:08 PM
I like that playing card concept...even if it were kept really subtle like on the sleeper vents it would be cool. All of the ideas are cool, but if I hadta choose I think that the yellow and black KW (it looks yellow $ black) scheme...done in the blues and white of the Ford pickup of course.  :-D I like shiney stuff, so the stacks (breather & exhaust) and wheel centres (at least) and mirrors would hafta be. Plus one of those 22" custom bumpers and a big flopped visor. The tanks could go either way, paint or stainless, but if they're painted I like stainless straps. Drive fenders could go either way also, paint or shiney, but for this truck I'm thinkin' that 4 individual full fenders would be cool. Throw some chicken lights at it and visors on the headlights and it's good to go. Yeah, I know that the latest trend is minimal stainless and lights...I'm just sayin' what I like.  :-D I need to get one of my own! Heh,heh.   8-)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ThaddeusW on May 04, 2009, 01:31:42 PM
Ryan,

If you want inspiration look at Australian trucks. Nuff said. They come up with some of the most beautiful paint schemes and pin stripe jobs I have ever seen.

Also painting up the frame/suspension/axles/hubs is a great idea. On the BMT forum a Dutchman is restoring an old metal dash Mack R model and he painted the frame/axles/suspension a bright green engine is bright red and the cab is painted black. Amazing paint job and it looks awesome with the two colors contrasting like that.

So you might want to look at colors that really make people stop and look. Bright colors like red green blue and yellow work great with black and other dark colors. Paint the frame a color other than black, black frames are boring. I saw a DAF with a bright green frame and metallic blue cab, incredible colors. The fuel tanks were given a mirror green finish so it looked like he had green polished aluminum fuel tanks. Bright on dark is a good start.

Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Fuller on May 04, 2009, 11:47:29 PM
I'll give my honest opinion on this...

Keep the paint scheme simple, preferably one colour only.  Black is good, but it is the most "touchy" colour, so a lighter shade of preference may work.  No stripes, no funky combinations, etc. 

For some reason some truckers, and trucking companies also, are stuck in the 70's and 80's, and still plaster awful looking stripes and any other cheesy looking decal or paint schemes that they can think of.

The eighties just called.  They want their paint configuration and stripe scheme back.  So give it up!

When one thinks classy, one must think back in time.  Beyond the 70's or 80's.  Keep it simple and clean.  Some hand drawn pinstriping does look good though if not used in excess, and applied by a pro...
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ParkinLot on May 05, 2009, 04:53:38 AM
I'm not and never have been a fan of stripes on anything. I like solids, sometimes with some tasteful, subtle graphics or pinstriping as mentioned above. The blue and white scheme that matches the Ford seems to be period correct to me and not gawdy at all. It also makes for a nice package set up. Get yerself a simple 3 or 4 banger quick load car carrier and you could show it as a package.  :-D There's my parkin lot roots showin'. Heh,heh.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Hayrunner on May 05, 2009, 06:00:43 AM
here you go ryan. a few of my all time favorites. some Iam real partial to as you can understand  :wink: but your free to use any as ideas for your baby.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_march09027.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=march09027.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_tfk08017.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=tfk08017.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_Peterbilt17-2.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=Peterbilt17-2.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_Peterbilt13-2.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=Peterbilt13-2.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_DG45.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=DG45.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_8024.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=8024.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_30fl.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=30fl.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_standlee.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=standlee.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_26.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=26.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_24twin.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=24twin.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_10f.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=10f.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/th_8fr.jpg) (http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r75/Hayrunner/?action=view&current=8fr.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Sean on May 05, 2009, 09:12:59 AM
Not the best, but you should get the idea  :wink: Also gave this truck a own photo album also, lol  :wink:



(http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/44107/2026659840104853363S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2026659840104853363cMDVqy)

Sean
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Rob Archer on May 05, 2009, 02:33:55 PM
These are all in black and white as that was how CANADIAN ROAD KNIGHT magazine was published;
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_5_diamondt.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_7_diamond_reo_ad.jpg

Now this one was owned by a guy who hauled steel with it.


(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_7_diamond_reo.jpg)

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_7_diamond_t.jpg)

maybe the next time Wig Wag looks in he might remember the colours.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: charlie on May 05, 2009, 02:50:55 PM
I already put this in one of your other threads Ryan but i guess this is actually where it fits best.  :| Caught it at a PA truck show in September 2002 - period paint scheme and all. Just think in 40 years you may have a white beard & beer belly and be imparting all your knowledge of your Marmon just like this old timer leaning on his bumper.  :evil: :-D :lol:

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_scan0010.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/scan0010.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Forgotten66 on May 05, 2009, 02:57:38 PM
(http://supershowrigs.com/truckshows/2008/macungie2008/Macungie%20Show%20546%20(Copy).jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: doug mckenzie on May 06, 2009, 12:55:32 AM
These are all in black and white as that was how CANADIAN ROAD KNIGHT magazine was published;
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_5_diamondt.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_7_diamond_reo_ad.jpg

Now this one was owned by a guy who hauled steel with it.


(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_7_diamond_reo.jpg)

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/tony_gussie/2004/apr22/74_7_diamond_t.jpg)

maybe the next time Wig Wag looks in he might remember the colours.


This Royale was white with black bordered by red, Rob.

Personally, since they were such as awesome sight back in the 70's, I would try to replicate the Steelcase Royales: black chassis, white wheels and the dark blue cab with a little pin-striping and chrome.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Dwayne on May 07, 2009, 02:56:39 PM
Here's two I've done so far... one that looks like my pick-up and one that I just came up with (though it's not really creative).
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/Diamond-1.jpg)

I'd do this paint job to match your pickup its way cool.  :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: krooser on May 15, 2009, 07:39:56 PM
I'll give my honest opinion on this...

Keep the paint scheme simple, preferably one colour only.  Black is good, but it is the most "touchy" colour, so a lighter shade of preference may work.  No stripes, no funky combinations, etc. 

For some reason some truckers, and trucking companies also, are stuck in the 70's and 80's, and still plaster awful looking stripes and any other cheesy looking decal or paint schemes that they can think of.

The eighties just called.  They want their paint configuration and stripe scheme back.  So give it up!

When one thinks classy, one must think back in time.  Beyond the 70's or 80's.  Keep it simple and clean.  Some hand drawn pinstriping does look good though if not used in excess, and applied by a pro...

2010 just called... what's old is now new again... retro is king.

That "plain jane" single color stuff is so 1999...
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on May 18, 2009, 05:29:29 PM
I'm still open to ideas, but I think I may be set on painting it like my pick-up to have a pair... my friends and family seem to like the idea too.

This is how the truck may look... that paint scheme and I'll type a list of things I want to add. Smooth stainless quarter fenders, dark brown and tan interior with diamond plate floors, simple rear-end with no extra lights or chrome, just quick-connect mudflap hangers with flat black mudflaps with stainless bull skull cut-outs and stainless tips, plain black mudflaps behind the steer tires, two small fender mudflaps hung from the front bumper in front of the steer tires (also plain black), a spot mirror under each mirror pointed at the drives, a spot mirror above each mirror pointed at the tips of the stacks, a spot mirror hidden under the visor at the right-front cab corner looking down the front, lights under the sleeper (three on each side) mounted on strips of aluminum just like under the SuperCab of my pick-up, flappers on the exhaust, a rubber duck hood ornament mounted on a custom mount that I think my friend can help me build, horn covers, a simple AM/FM/CD stereo with not a lot of speakers (I never cared too much about sound quality for some reason) probably mounted on the cieling, and a CB with dual antennas on the mirrors also mounted on the cieling. What do you think? Classy like the pick-up? Overboard? Retro enough? Too cheap? I know it's my truck and my decision, I'm just curious. :?
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ParkinLot on May 19, 2009, 05:48:17 AM
I think that I like the ideas you have.  :-D What's in place or planned for your "catwalk" (area between back of cab and 5th wheel)? Personally, I like lotsa lights and shiney stuff...any plans for a visor or front bumper? Those things tend to be expensive and I also understand working within a budget.  :wink:  I like your pickup and the Diamond is a cool truck so I think that whatever you do will be cool.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on May 19, 2009, 03:20:56 PM
Nope, the visor and bumper that are there stay. I like chrome and lights too..... on sombody else's ride. I'm too lazy to polish chrome and maintain lights... painted parts and flat aluminum wash clean. :-D

I was gonna leave the space behind the cab alone... I don't need anything real flashy to get attention driving one of these rare classics anyway. Just saves money and effort ya know. :wink:
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ParkinLot on May 20, 2009, 06:28:18 AM
10-4 on savin' the money and effort.  :-D
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Forgotten66 on May 20, 2009, 02:44:52 PM
FLAT ALUMINUM WASH...     :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: 
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Sean on May 20, 2009, 02:46:48 PM
FLAT ALUMINUM WASH...     :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: 

Give some respect Josh......not everyone can afford chrome first off, second off not everyone works at a custom truck shop, 3rd off not everyone likes ALOT of chrome  :roll: Specailly on older trucks, all Im saying is give some respect  :-)

Sean
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on May 20, 2009, 05:07:23 PM
FLAT ALUMINUM WASH...     :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: 

Uh-oh... I take it I'm in for work I didn't count on. :?
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: norseman on May 20, 2009, 09:50:12 PM
I'm still open to ideas, but I think I may be set on painting it like my pick-up to have a pair...

That sounds like an excellent idea to me! A paintjob like the pickup, and a little bit of pinstriping, and it's going to look perfect.  8-)

Jan.

Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Forgotten66 on May 21, 2009, 01:25:47 PM
Give some respect Josh......not everyone can afford chrome first off, second off not everyone works at a custom truck shop, 3rd off not everyone likes ALOT of chrome  :roll: Specailly on older trucks, all Im saying is give some respect  :-)

Sean

all im saying is  if you have aluminum on a truck.. KEEP UP ON IT....  its ment to be polished and shine..    personally i feel if someone owns a ride and doesnt keep up on the aluminum to keep it semi polished and upkept it shows to ME personally a lack of caring about the ride period...   
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: ParkinLot on May 21, 2009, 03:06:13 PM
Agreed F66! Breaks my heart to see a large car that's been all decked out and the lazy driver does nuthin' but acid wash it white.  :roll: Guys like us should be able to confiscate the gear.  :-D
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Leonard on May 21, 2009, 03:28:39 PM
i agree josh! its pretty amazeing. i got the trucks looking semi decent. 1 driver said he didnt care how it looked. the other is..well.... and then the 3rd one keeps it clean and washes it now that i invested a few weeks in it for him.
you should all know who gets thier truck washed when ever possiable now.... :-D
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: jpgraphiks on May 25, 2009, 07:32:11 AM
Hi, Ryan....

how about something like this......I know you like the color scheme of your pickup truck.....I used that for the basis of this design... then, I gave it some striping detail and moved things around so the areas of color had visual balance....working in the Ford beltline molding was just plain fun.


(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w118/jpgraphiks/DiamondT.jpg)

JP
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on May 25, 2009, 08:44:26 AM
I like the trim moulding a lot, I've been considering doing a thick black stripe in the middle where the blue and white meet. I can't decide what to paint the wheels... all white, all black, white steers and black drives, or all painted aluminum color. Thanks for puting that together, you do a great job on Paint!
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Rickylh3 on May 25, 2009, 09:21:53 AM
JP's scheme looks great. I would paint the front white and the rear spokes blue with white rims.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: norseman on May 25, 2009, 09:38:48 AM
I really like that black stripe in there, too!

Jan.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: jpgraphiks on May 25, 2009, 07:20:19 PM
Hi, Ryan...

I think the wheels should be shiny aluminum or chrome if not painted...

If painted,  white with blue accents. or blue with white accents.

A blue or white frame would work fine, too.

Something like this?


(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w118/jpgraphiks/Diamond-T-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: JP on May 26, 2009, 08:54:45 AM
Ryan, how about white with simulators?

-the real JP
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Rob Archer on May 29, 2009, 03:18:18 AM
Ryan, how about white with simulators?

-the real JP


That would be prototypical for that era of truck.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: jrtrucker on May 29, 2009, 05:27:33 AM
I've been considering doing a thick black stripe in the middle where the blue and white meet.

how about a royal blue(dark/navy) where the blue and white meet?

EDIT: but a pinstripe tho
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: JP on May 29, 2009, 03:44:52 PM
Well by god, sure would be.  :-(
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Leonard on May 29, 2009, 04:10:29 PM
ryan im thinking if you can swing it get an aluminum front rim  do the truck up like your pickup and paint the drives that blue. put a set of moons on the rear and  8-)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on May 30, 2009, 12:45:46 AM
I know I'm not responding much, but keep the suggestions comin'... it's getting hard to make a decision. Good thing I've got awhile. :wink:
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: The DAFman on June 05, 2009, 04:08:17 AM
Hello Peterbilttrucker,

I can't give you a new paintscheme, but for me, the light blue and white from JP with that black stripe has the "real" classic US-look!!!!! Will match also your Ford pick-up!!!
BTW, I am very sorrow for what happened you with that one!!! Very happy, nothing happened to your personally and I hope you will and can rebuild that Ford again!!! That trucker that helps you deserverse a "medall" for doing that!!!

I have seen a Diamond Royale once, somewhere between Seattle and Vancouver in the 90's, I wasn't able to take a good picture, first I thought seeing it, "just" a KW K-100 untill I saw what it really was!!! No time for pick up my camera anymore!!!
For me, those Diamonds, Hayes and Marmon Trucks were always the "real salt in the soup", same like we have in Holland our FTF, Ginaf and Terberg Trucks or the Finnish Sisu, Swiss Saurers and Austrian Steyr's!!!

Hope you will and can go on with these "projecs", already looking forward to the "end-result"!!! BTW, that JP paintscheme is also a wonderfull scale-modell idea!!!!!

Best wishes and greetings from Emmerich am Rhein, Germany,

The DAFman, Leo

PS, my old company I used to drive for has 2 restored DAF's in there old livery!!! A DAF A-1600 straight truck with canvas body and a FT-2600 2 axled tractor!!! Both running and working on some local trips!!! I have to "dive" in my archive for good pictures!!!
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on June 05, 2009, 02:05:39 PM
Thanks! It's funny you mentioned that you thought the one you saw was a Kenworth. When I first spotted my Reo off the highway, I turned the truck to go get a picture and said "don't be mad, I see something cool". He laughed and said "what, it's just a Kenworth". Also, when I printed a picture to take into work after I bought it, two guys there thought it was just a Kenworth too. I guess I can KINDA see some Kenworth-ish features. :-P
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: jpgraphiks on June 05, 2009, 07:40:02 PM
Thanks! It's funny you mentioned that you thought the one you saw was a Kenworth. When I first spotted my Reo off the highway, I turned the truck to go get a picture and said "don't be mad, I see something cool". He laughed and said "what, it's just a Kenworth". Also, when I printed a picture to take into work after I bought it, two guys there thought it was just a Kenworth too. I guess I can KINDA see some Kenworth-ish features. :-P

Lets go one further....I used an old KW COE K100 VIT sketch which I modified into the REO. Believe it or not....the proportions of the cab are almost identical...Very easy to confuse the two from a distance....until you look closer, of course.


JP

Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: werkhorse on June 08, 2009, 01:10:01 AM
Why not something simple like this one from Ontario...

I reckon it would look sweet with a red chassis

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/chris_hall/prouse/prouse02.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on June 08, 2009, 05:03:07 AM
I've seen that one from Ontario! Beautiful truck, but I wouldn't want to copy his paint scheme real closely. I love it, but I want something more my own.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on September 25, 2009, 11:43:10 AM
Here's a drawing on Paint that I pretty much did from scratch today (I used a frame I drew years ago though)... haven't drawn anything for quite a long while, so it is what it is. Pretty well decided on how to paint the cab, but there's a few different options for frame, tank, and wheel colors that I can't form a solid opinion on. Here's some of the ideas I threw together, but there are a lot more possibilities I'm sure. Any of you guys have an opinion on these?
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_BlackTanks.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=BlackTanks.jpg)
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_FancyWheels-BlueTanks.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=FancyWheels-BlueTanks.jpg)
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_MixedWheels-BlueFrame.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=MixedWheels-BlueFrame.jpg)
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_DiamondInTheRough.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=DiamondInTheRough.jpg)
I posted thumbnails because when you post the full size image, it gets pixelated.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Sean on September 25, 2009, 11:53:01 AM
Like the 2nd one the best Ryan  :wink:

Sean
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: werkhorse on September 26, 2009, 01:48:50 AM
yeah  second one does it for me  looks just about right for that truck.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Paccar 105 on September 26, 2009, 06:17:07 AM
http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=FancyWheels-BlueTanks.jpg

Ryan,i think Peterbilttrucker nailed it with this one. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
 I would just do 1 more thing to break the "whiteness" off the front wheel.

http://www.tevu.nl/artikelen/26.9000060.jpg

i would put a ring like that one on the front wheels and paint it the blue.It will break the white off the wheel and finish the colorscheme. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Just my 2 cents.Still your truck,your decision. :-D :-D :-D

But this colorscheme would start your "family" off vehicles.Just need a motorbike in that colorscheme. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Escape02 on September 26, 2009, 05:16:39 PM
Option 2 is the way to go Ryan.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: norseman on September 27, 2009, 10:06:44 AM
I'll vote for number two as well. The blue frame looks a whole lot better than the "non-blue" in these drawings, and the white wheels front and back also look a lot better than the other alternatives.

Jan.
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on October 04, 2009, 11:56:58 AM
I combined the suggestions of a few different people from all around and I think I came up with a combination I like! I also added some more pinstriping (even though I can't draw it worth crap). I even sat down and did a front veiw today (rear veiw is probably coming soon).
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_Diamondfront.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=Diamondfront.jpg)
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_DiamondInTheRough-1.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=DiamondInTheRough-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Sean on October 04, 2009, 12:02:08 PM
I think you should also paint the tank straps either blue or white.....

Sean
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on October 04, 2009, 12:15:45 PM
Good idea. :-D
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_DiamondInTheRough-2.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=DiamondInTheRough-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: Pascal Pion on October 04, 2009, 01:06:44 PM
I really like the blue frame Ryan...Frankly,I believe your paint scheme is one of the best that was suggested...
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: peterbilttrucker on October 04, 2009, 04:39:55 PM
Thanks!

(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/th_DiamondInTheRough-3.jpg) (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/Crobb/Diamond%20Reo/?action=view&current=DiamondInTheRough-3.jpg)

That's pretty much final (unless my mudflaps are too inaccurate and I need to change it)... front, side, and rear. Just click to enlarge. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: werkhorse on October 04, 2009, 10:17:12 PM
I reckon you've  got it spot on  now PT  that looks just about perfect  for your beast  :wink: 8-)
Title: Re: Paint Scheme Ideas For My Royale
Post by: norseman on October 05, 2009, 11:44:23 AM
Yep, I agree: looks perfect!  :-D

Jan.