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Author Topic: 72 CB350 For the Daughter  (Read 16372 times)

Offline thrillseeker

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #75 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:01:51 »
I wonder how it would look if you made 3 even larger and just put it on one side. Break up the symmetry a little.


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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #76 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:13:54 »
I would go with something like the modern logo with part of the feathers being tank color for a more stylish interpretation.  something like http://wallpapercave.com/wp/AvMMmXM.jpg

Any of the shapes you came up with work. I think that long is better - so maybe #1 or 2 and maybe higher on the tank to sweep part way across the top.

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #77 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:32:30 »
I wonder how it would look if you made 3 even larger and just put it on one side. Break up the symmetry a little.

This could be cool. Maybe 2x the size, starting on one side and going diagonally across the top to where the fingers end up on the opposite side.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #78 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:39:43 »
I also feel like the wing logo by itself looks strange floating without something to give it a foundation. Honda uses "HONDA" under it or the HM circle to give it a foundation. thats probably why I feel like closer to the bottom looks good. it visually gives the wing an attachment and makes it look like it belongs there instead of just being slapped on as an afterthought.

here are some examples:

http://i2.wp.com/honda400four.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/honda-cm400t-cafe-racer-blue-cb400f-tank.jpg?w%5Cu003d960
http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/honda-cx500-625x417.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O9fay19WNn4/T_jxyfWMwQI/AAAAAAAAOG4/k7U-POsUKGg/s862/honda_cb750_caferacer2.jpg

This is what you get when you ask a graphic designer for ideas. More input than you wanted. :)

But really, we're just trying to get you to waste all your printer paper and ink. ha
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #79 on: Feb 02, 2017, 13:42:31 »
I appreciate all of the suggestions and thoughts.  I don't know what I want to do.  I have a vision in my head, but I just can't seem to get it to translate into something viewable which is frustrating.  Not being very artistically creative probably has a lot to do with my struggle with this.  I don't want it to overpower or dominate the look, but at the same time I want people to look at it and know what it is.  Going too small with it just leaves too much blank space.  The tank is going to be one solid color other than this.  No bottom band or stripes. 

I do kind of like the cm400t in the link above.  The tank on it is a bit taller so it might work a bit better than on mine.  However, I can move what I have printed out forward and down and see how it looks.

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72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #80 on: Feb 02, 2017, 13:48:53 »
If you want me to do some photoshop mock ups let me know. I'd be happy to help. No reason to keep printing and cutting paper. Then you could experiment with colors too. Maybe something like ghosting to keep it subtle


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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #81 on: Feb 02, 2017, 14:13:42 »
Maybe something like ghosting to keep it subtle

That's exactly what I was thinking. Its a large graphic so if you tone down the contrast between the two paint colours it will probably look better.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #82 on: Feb 02, 2017, 18:28:42 »
thrillseeker...PM sent
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #83 on: Feb 03, 2017, 12:09:38 »
So I was re-reading (probably for the 100th time) the story behind the Honda wing logo.  http://www.onlytrial.com/1/the_honda_logotype_120282.html



I have been thinking that maybe the logo I picked out might not be the best fit.  Then it kind of hit me.  What if I did a variant of the first time the wings made an appearance.  I haven't seen or even heard of anyone even thinking about doing that.  Maybe cut out the dudes and put a little bit of space between each feather.






A thought could also be to make the figures feminine since it was originally based off of a goddess.

I have these visions of old school hood ornaments in my head.  Like the 39/40 Packard (Goddess of Speed), 30 Isotta-Franchini 8A, The Bentley Flying B (could make the B into an H), Spirit of Ectasy aka The Flying Lady of Rolls Royce.  Plymouth had one as well, but I can't remember what vehicle(s) it was on.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #84 on: Feb 05, 2017, 15:17:33 »
That's exactly what I was thinking. Its a large graphic so if you tone down the contrast between the two paint colours it will probably look better.

My $0.02:  I like the third out of six as well---and yes...with toned down contrast it will not overpower.  I also like how it's 'anchored' to the tank edge, AND that it creates that arc up and back over your seat hump.   I also like the size - to me it proportions well with the seat hump.




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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #85 on: Feb 07, 2017, 19:57:37 »
Took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather today and got a little painting in.  Also managed to prep the wheels to be painted tomorrow.  I can see those being a major pain.



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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #86 on: Feb 11, 2017, 21:54:56 »
Picked up a new to me compressor this morning.  It was a little uneasy feeling once we got it loaded onto the trailer.  We were worried about it being so top heavy and the trailer was only 4' wide.  However, it barely moved moved once on the road.

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Wired it up, changed the oil, and she fired right up and built pressure.  The drain valve leaked a little bit, but since I planned on replacing it with an extension and ball valve so I wouldn't have to reach under the tank to drain moisture out of it I wasn't worried.  Completed that and I have it sitting with pressure in it right now.  I will check it tomorrow to see if it has any leaks.  It came with a regulator, but no separator.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #87 on: Feb 12, 2017, 12:28:47 »
I love that original style logo.  It's reminiscent of an earlier age of style and grace.  And it's different.  It may be hard to make it work with the tank shape, but could be subtle - as in say light metallic on a dark base, or bold like the original.

A small verion exactly like teh original would work and any size outline would also work.  I'm liking where you are taking it.

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #88 on: Feb 12, 2017, 18:08:52 »
Thanks teazer.  I really like the turn I took with the logo.  Thrillseeker sent me a sketch today and I really liked what I saw.

Spent a part of the day hooking up some air lines to the blast cabinet and one to the front of the garage.  Nothing permanent, but it will get me by until I can get all the necessary water separators and full plumbing in place.

Finished painting the wheels today.  I still need to go back and and get rid of the little bit of paint that seeped past the tape and do a final polish, but for the most part they are done.  I still have the caps that cover the rivets and I am going to have them painted green to match the tank.

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #89 on: Feb 14, 2017, 18:46:58 »
I was able to get one side of one wheel finished polished today.  I can't wait to start investing in some decent tools now that I have a compressor that will run them.  If I put more than just a touch of pressure on the die grinder I am using it bogs down which makes it take longer than it should to get the desired result.  There is little to no torque on that thing.



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