23rd October - Nose Art
A random evening down the pub with some mates resulted in a plan to paint something on Doris. Originally people wanted to paint flames on her, which I wasn't so happy with. Fortunately this evolved into something more tasteful; 1950s american bomber (think "Memphis Belle") style nose art.
An outline was drawn on in pencil, using a projected image as a guide.
Not being an artist, I needed someone who was. Larry, who is 99% to blame for this project, was drafted in, seen here putting the finishing touches to his work.
And back on the car, ready for the next show season.
I'm well pleased with the result. I was half expecting it to be a complete disaster and just to have to paint over it again - but I think it looks great. Plus the union jack dress looks really good against the yellow background. It probably represents a full day's work in total - so I owe Larry a beer, or 30. The only issue is, it was painted in b&q "one-coat" paint, and then just lacquered with halfords spray lacquer stuff. I think enamel paint may have been a better bet, but we'll see. Hopefully it will survive the winter!
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