I think I've finally flipped.
In 4 weeks I'm going to plan, buy, modify and custom paint a case to celebrate Team Lotus' 50th birthday.
Most important part is going to be the paint scheme.
As it's Team Lotus it makes it harder to tie it all in - but also easier in a way.
Team lotus went through 4 major phases
1) British Racing Green with a Yellow Stripe going down the centre
2) Team Gold Leaf Lotus - Red and white with a gold stripe seperating
3) John Player Special Team Lotus - Black and Gold *possibly the best colourscheme*
4) Camel Team Lotus - Yellow and blue
My first decision is case.
Needs to be fairly plain - the emphasis is the team NOT the case.
Midi tower then - my choice is either the Cheiftec Dragon in beige or the Chieftec Matrix in beige. Beige is easiest to paint over and you wont miss it when it's gone.
Next is which Colourscheme... I though long and hard about this and just couldn't decide.
So I didn't pick one. I'm going to use all 4.
The front and back will be filled and smoothed and be the green with a yellow stripe down it.
One of the sides will be the Team Gold Leaf colours
Another will be the John Player Special colours.
Top will be the Camel colours.
I think I may be going a little far there, but who cares.
Anything that is gold on the cars will be gold on the case. Going to try to use gold leaf. First for me - never used this stuff at all, haven't seen it elsewhere on any cases either.
Thinking about making a replacement side panel from Carbon Fibre to accurately replicate the panels on the later JPS cars when the logo's were put straight onto the carbon - may be too much though. Maybe carbon effect sticky backed plastic.
All the Championship wins will be marked too - little laurel werath with the year and which championship was won - nice and simple.
As for mods - the KISS effect is going to come ino play here.
Very few mods are going to happen - the front will be filled and flattened - the power button will be moved - to the center of the case at the bottom in the yellow stripe - and will be replaced with a Lotus bonnet badge.
Fan grills will be cut out as per normal.
Interior will be painted too - thinking white - total contrast.
Initial doodles and photochopped pics to follow.
Am I mad to try and do this in 4 weeks of weekends and evenings?
Oh..and if anyone has any suggestions..I'm all ears.