I'm heading for OK with Millicent, right now!
Chief, I have some thoughts that may be helpful. It's about how colors appear
from a distance. Years ago, I arranged to have two drag chutes made to order for
a quarter-mile dragster. The chutes were to look like the Norwegian flag. The
average spectators would see them from a quarter mile away. I know the correct
proportions of the colors in the Norwegian flag (12, 6, 1, 2). I brought those
numbers and talked to the manufacturer. He told me to make a partial mock-up
of the flag and look at it from a quarter mile away. We were amazed. It didn't look
right at all. Different colors "fade" differently in the distance. To look correct at a
distance, we had to change the proportions of the colors.
Then there’s the phenomenon we call “Built in too small a garage”. This is when
a guy builds a vehicle without considering how it will look on the road. It looks
great up close, shiny and clever, but on the road something indefinable is wrong.
This could easily happen with a vehicle as large as a bus!
Finally, my “red” bus. The bus that several people called red, was actually white
with red rub rails. What they noticed, was the red. All that white... was just
Now plan your paint job, and have fun!