So, this all started with making that number 55. I knew down the line I would make some sort of paint scheme to see what that number would look like on a car. Of course I picked my favorite mod to do it on, the NXS20 mod, made with the help of yours truly.
Next was picking some sort of scheme to use where the 55 was the focal point of the car. I don’t know if I succeeded with that quest, but regardless, I think everything tied into together pretty well. I picked one of my favorite old school paint schemes, the #17 Ford Torino piloted by the Silver Fox, aka David Pearson. He was also my father in law’s favorite driver, and my father in law was more of a father to me, so naturally, using anything David Pearson is an easy and logical choice in my mind when I replicate a paint scheme.
So, while trying to incorporate some new school flavor, I thought about adding some sort of carbon fiber texture. In doing so, one of my carbon fiber texture packs I downloaded some years ago had one specific texture that looked similar to that of the hexagonal pieces that we see on the “a” pillar, front and rear clips of these NXS cars. See here for an example……hexagon composite part.
Next, I decided to throw together a metallic layer. I despise making these. If you want a metallic layer to look halfway realistic, you are going to spend some serious time making one. Sure, you could make a few white lines, use the gaussian blur tool, set that layer to overlay, and presto, you got yourself a half ass’d metallic layer.
But if you want it to look right, you gotta put forth some effort into it. To do this, regretfully I am giving credit to a person who I wouldn’t piss on if he were on fire, and that’s my boy SB70, aka Todd, aka the biggest troll by far to ever grace our presence in the NR2003 community. Nowadays you can find him ranting about some stupid shit at the NR2003 reddit. Like him or hate him, (you know where I stand with him) the bipolar crackhead can paint the fuck out of a metallic layer. I took a look at how he did his, after he made fun of mine and took a big heaping pile of shit on it a few years back, and went to work on how to make it better. And as painful as it is to say this, make a metallic layer like his. Maybe I’ll make a post in the future on how exactly to make a metallic layer the correct way.
Well, let’s wrap this up yes? So what I’ve done is make an old school paint scheme, added in some new skool flavor. As well as adding in the hexagonal texture for some realism, and a not quite complete metallic layer to top of the base paint.
I give you my current offline ride, and maybe an online league car. I’ve got the itch to start racing NR2003 online again. Believe it or not, that was my 1st passion with all these Nascar racing sims. It sounds silly now since everyone plays online with each other. But back in 1995 when I first got introduced to Nascar sim racing, the thought of racing online with friends was mind boggling and thrilling at the same time. My how things have changed.