willga wrote:MIKEY_! wrote:It's such a step down from gold. It doesn't really remind me of the old lotus colour scheme anymore.fussell wrote:In relation to the cream paintwork
I have been told by a professional model maker (at a company that makes models for manufactures), the original Lotus didn't have gold paintwork, but something they called 'sign writers gold' which is a beige/cream colour. However I do think this is on the cream side, or maybe because the lines are a lot thicker?
The 'gold' on the 70's cars was a cream colour - for better contrast.
I've Gunnar Nilsson's old sidepod hanging on my wall.
Point was that it looked gold on camera (like how old marlboro sponsored cars used a red that was nearly orange). Cameras are different now so red is now red and gold should be gold.