Originally the RV was re-painted by the previous owner in plain white “Kilz” primer from the original factory job…and they covered absolutely every surface with it. We took the vehicle to a wooded area and tried to come up with an idea on what and how to paint it. Finally, we decided on camouflage as it seemed the only thing that would look natural in the woods…after all the plan is to use this for weekend trips in a private forest area and not in public campgrounds etc. So we drove it down and into the woods and began to paint. I obtained the US Army’s color formulas for the colors and created a swatch for each of the four colors that were needed. In an ICC color controlled environment I printed the swatches and had the paint mixed. We applied the base, and with chalk drew the outline for each color and numbered them as you would see in a paint by numbers kit. Below are photos of the four stages of painting and drawing.
This portion of “zeitgeist” of StudioBFD.com shall document the restoration of a 1978 Fleetwood Tioga. With it’s re-built engine and it’s sound structure we will gut, re-wire, re-roof and re-plumb. Bringing this neglected vehicle into 2010. With the design(s) near completion and 3-D plans being made, actual production will begin in early 2010. Some of the immediate challenges I’ll face will be the replacement of the roof. There is minor leaking which I could probably repair by sectioning the roof and replacing the damaged areas. But with the intent of adding solar panels a nice flat area would be needed for their maximum efficiency. So a new roof was decided! With the help of TQR Roofing Inc. I was able to acquire quality roofing materials that was needed to start. TQR Roofing’s knowledge and experience was paramount in it’s planning.