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Title: Which Color Combo?
Post by: tcope on February 12, 2012, 09:27 AM
I'm not really picky about colors so I've never needed to worry too much about picking them. But now I need to and would ask for some help. Which color combo do you think looks best? This will be a UL kite.


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Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: tcope on February 12, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: Makalu1 on February 12, 2012, 09:32 AM
I like the top (first panel) best but I'm not a fan of yellow accents.  Man, this is really a personal choice though. 
But I'm curious what the kite is, couldn't figure it out be the panel layout.


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: tcope on February 12, 2012, 09:39 AM
It's the Mojo UL version that Ken is currently taking orders for. I was going to buy a much less expensive kite but John Chilese talked me into buying this one and was kind enough to offer to pay the difference. What a stand up guy, right?!

(only that opening sentence is true  :D . I let him off the hook as long as he agrees to fly it the next time I see him).


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: DD on February 12, 2012, 10:13 AM
I too have played with that colorizer way too much. I'm not a fan of white on my sails that much which i why i chose 4 over the first couple.
Dont forget to consider the background when choosing your colors and how it will look backlit.
just my 2cents

I also thought maybe ken was going to split some of the panels on the colorizer :'(


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: Wayner on February 12, 2012, 11:11 AM
It's the Mojo UL version that Ken is currently taking orders for. I was going to buy a much less expensive kite but John Chilese talked me into buying this one

Chilese tricked me into buying a Mojo UL too. Set up the kite, added lines and said come fly this. I placed my order in the next day.  If John keeps this up I"ll need another kite bag.  :)



I thought maybe ken was going to split some of the panels on the colorizer :'(


Ken did seperate the panels on the trailing edge, but four panels are linked. Open up more choices but no all. 


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: Krijn on February 12, 2012, 01:37 PM
i like 3 the most
and after that 5


good luck!


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: Lee S on February 12, 2012, 03:20 PM
I'd go with 3, but switch the white trailing edge panel with the upper grey leading edge panel.


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: emegaz on February 12, 2012, 03:28 PM
Iam with Lee on that panel change.


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: chilese on February 12, 2012, 04:08 PM
Something like this Lee?

Sweet.  :)

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Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: JimB on February 12, 2012, 04:10 PM
That one.


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: Smeagol on February 12, 2012, 08:03 PM
I kind of like yellow on kites but I'm just weird.  ;)

This reminds me I need to work on picking some Mojo colors myself.

-Mike


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: zippy8 on February 13, 2012, 12:11 AM
or don't even bother.

Mike.

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Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: chilese on February 13, 2012, 01:02 AM
I think I could talk the guys on the Forum to ordering that Mojo for you Mike.

I'll even chip in some extra money for an applique unicorn.

Where you like the horn of the unicorn placed?  ::)


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: zippy8 on February 13, 2012, 09:20 AM
Oh dear. This appears to be backfiring rather badly.  :o

Please don't think I wouldn't appreciate the gesture but I would be forced to hunt you all down like dogs.  >:(

Mike.


Title: Re: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: DD on February 13, 2012, 11:27 AM
No black available. Maybe pink


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: JimB on February 13, 2012, 05:49 PM
And velour kite bag. ;)

I'll chip in $5 for the Unicorn appliquéd rainbow Mojo for Mike.
I'll even throw in a Kenny G CD and nice rainbow tail to further enhance it!  ;D


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: chilese on February 13, 2012, 06:18 PM
Right. That should do it.

skb™, your 2nd mock-up in pink is even nicer than the black.  :)

So we have:

1 Pink and rainbow Mojo UL
2 Unicorn applique
3 Rainbow 100' tube tail (7" diameter hopefully)
4 Velour kite sleeve or bag (not sure how generous JimB wants to be)
5 Prism blue&red lineset (I'll throw that in)(red on the right Mike)

Pink and rainbow kites rule:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O2uKsX0CI3M/S8rBmRtPNpI/AAAAAAAAZQs/leMUP4ooblI/s800/8149%2520T2.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/2010Kites#5461390361472480914)

Unicorns also rule:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MIYw60Zts0I/S2QO48SaYYI/AAAAAAAAIso/a4Ww8tahqek/s800/1704%2520ronin%2520applique.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/2003Kites#5432483421934477698)


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: DD on February 13, 2012, 07:06 PM
More on topic, Ken does say that black is not available.
John do you have any more real mojo pics?


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: DWayne on February 13, 2012, 07:26 PM
That pink rainbow unicorn mojo with the tail has Mike's name written all over it.
I'll chip in $20 to get it bought and another $30 to watch him fly it.  ;)

Denny


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: chilese on February 13, 2012, 08:00 PM
Here are some DD.

The Mojo went through a couple of different panel layouts.
The one being offered currently is my favorite.

The (far upper right) black and FL Yellow (green) is my standard.
I wanted a matching UL in white and FL Yellow, alas, I was denied.  :'(


All photos hyperlinked:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7X6PgAx9UIg/S2jgW1kF5KI/AAAAAAAAM7M/SgUU3PdjA30/s288/mojo%25252033.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5433839633362707618) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-61wM3zeYj7Y/S2Kd3Opxc-I/AAAAAAAAGUY/CGm_X4IIkPs/s288/3883%252520jessica%252520olivia%252520dale.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/2005Kites#5432077672713909218)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2J3W0fEQtQI/S2ipefxXmoI/AAAAAAAAMIU/73CHfu5U5M0/s288/02%252520mojo%252520doug%252520great.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5433779291812240002) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fHAzhMEnIng/S2igN46yMyI/AAAAAAAAL9E/dfjg2gihvYI/s288/00%252520mojo%252520doug.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/20022001Kites#5433769110900192034)

Ken McNeill at Kite Party
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D9S8gwS230k/S1lTENR2-II/AAAAAAAAAcI/ubr4MNqyCeY/s800/094%252520mojo%252520mcneill.JPG) (https://picasaweb.google.com/110054276296809616662/KitesDesignersBuilders#5429462157520992386)


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: zippy8 on February 14, 2012, 12:52 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v390/skb/misc%20stuff/random_stuff/Junk/Custom_Mojo-UL_for_Mike.png)
Hate is a strong term. Then again so is aggravated assault with a hatstand so let's drop this, I beseech you all.  ???

Like all "I've spent some time with a kite colouriser" threads... do you really care what anyone else thinks ? Pick your kite. Have the courage of your convictions and pay no heed to the mean folk who keep this thread (http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=63) going.

Mike.


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: chilese on February 14, 2012, 11:22 AM
Such a hater's thread over there.

Where are the good vibrations?

Of course, I could be licking my wounds from so many of my kites in the thread.


Title: Re: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: tcope on February 14, 2012, 11:47 AM
I don't think my brain is wired for artistic things. I feel much better having other people let me know what they think. Problem now is that a few more choices were added to the mix. I was leaning toward putting white on the bottom to replace the grey but most people like the yellow/Blue Angels combo. Then John C posted a picture of a RWB kite and I made one up like that. If I'm picking the colors Id like it to look like they are custom (different). RWB is usually not my first choice but it really does stand out.

I'm the type of person that likes to get all input available and then decide that way I figured I made the best choice possible.

I have about 2 weeks to make a decision and will be looking over the poll results and posts until then. In the meantime Kenn needs to block me from the colorizer! :)

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Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: bt on February 15, 2012, 01:48 PM
I hear ya about playing with the colorizer....spent a lot of time for my mamba last fall and the new mojo coming!!!!
After many versions and days of changing my mind the solutions and final choices were relatively easy.....lol.....
For the mamba I went back to my first idea of a companion colour combo to my Killer Bee
see:     http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=6666.0 (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=6666.0)
Although I was still sort of torn to another design not colour combo....see the thread.... I guess that means I'll just have to start saving again......curses/thank you Ken!!!
The mojo was a little easier given the colour/fabric choices available...ie no black ruled out a bunch of designs. The "not every panel" option also ruled out a version of a "bird" design....a la John Chilese' black and fl yellow (green)..... No biggie......but for me this was the deciding factor...the image/implied graphic of the kite, the colour came next in the design.
One of Ken's remarks....some folks like white in UL's, plus seeing a few pix/vids of an all white Rev Zen, my single colour (gold) Pro Dancer sul and all black Rev 1.5 it became apparent....go for an all white "ghost" mojo. Given the ocean and forested backdrop of my
flying space, my slow old school flying style, and how the light reflects off of various patterns/colours of my kites the choice on (non)colour was easy.....again lol.... There is a plus factor in that my single colour ghost mojo may well be a real rarity!!!  ;D Not that any of these kites aren't rare already....and they're not even made yet.....
I'm sure your mojo will be beautiful....I like some of your selections more than others...a
couple are pretty close to some of my designs!!!
bt


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: tcope on February 15, 2012, 01:54 PM
Darn!!! 

Now I like the idea of all white except blue wing tips!

 :'(


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: Wayner on February 15, 2012, 04:52 PM
Now I like the idea of all white except blue wing tips!

+1

If you still can't decide on a single design, you can always buy a 2nd mojo. Ken still has a few left.  ;)


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: tcope on March 02, 2012, 08:45 AM
Just a quick note... thanks for everyone's help. Even though I went with something totally different, everyone's posts were very helpful.

Ken is running out of colors so my choices needed to change. I liked the idea of an UL being white ('cause we all agree that white fabric si lighter). I went with all white and just red wing tips. Red was bold and pops. I also have a MSE that is mostly red (keeping red in the BM family). Lastly, I just needed to pick something and get it in.

I'm happy with the choice as the kite color is different then mass produced kite colors and it stands out as being different. I also did not need to worry about where to put all of the color combos.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Which Color Combo?
Post by: thief on March 02, 2012, 09:15 AM
so...who are we sending donations to for that rainbow one for Mike?