These are a couple of Brothers I repainted some years ago for my sons. They picked the colours.
I've got better at it with experience, I promise.
Cheers to Scott, Rino, Nat, Uriel, Florian, Richard P, Miguel, Ken and Bill for their willingness to have some input into the FuNkOMatic portable typewriter project.
The consensus seems to be with the name. So it’s definitely to be the:
Or, to be more consistent, the FuNkOMatic.
Unlike the examples above, the name will go in the little panel at the front of the ribbon spool cover. It’ll look quite stylish, professionally made, in a colour to be decided. Maybe this typeface?
As for typewriter colours, I’m leaning toward Miguel’s suggestion of the body in “fluorescent Atomic Green”, and the typebar cover in “Radioactive Blue”.
But I also like Ken’s idea of purple, with the ribbon guard in pink – or maybe the other way around? Both would work. I already have a K-Mart Nakajima that’s factory-painted purple – I could just use the body or the ribbon cover and paint the rest pink.
And Nat’s two-tone scheme of hot pink and pink has a lot to recommend it.
Trouble is, I've found fluro pink a hard spray paint colour to work with. Maybe it needs a very light primer?
As a consensus, Bill’s purple and lime green to make a Barney typewriter is a serious contender. The BaRnEyOMaTic?
Bill’s suggestion of heat-shrinking the platen a different colour, as Richard did with his Torpedo, is also well worth checking out.
I suspect I went overboard with these two for workmate Claire Low, a Hello Kitty devotee. Ah, I was just having some fun and got a little carried away! Don't worry, I'll be a bit more constrained with the FuNkOMatic! Fashion editor Claire, by the way, wrote the story about Adwoa's dress.
There was a positive outcome from this last machine. We were doing a Bubblegum music show on radio, so I "made" a "Bubblegum typewriter" - the 1910 Fruitgum Company Typewriter. Talking about it (in much jest) on air resulted in a couple calling the station and offering me a beautiful Mercdes Superba. Can't complain about that!