Forza Motorsport 2: McLaren F1 GT Vodafone custom paint job

Just in time for the anticipated public reveal of Forza Motorsport 3 at E3 2009, I’ve remembered a couple of Forza 2 liveries that I never posted before. Sadly, I can’t remember anything about their creation. This one is clearly inspired by the McLaren Formula One team and their Vodafone sponsorship.

Forza Motorsport 2: Ferrari F430 Italian Flag custom paint job

Just in time for the anticipated public reveal of Forza Motorsport 3 at E3 2009, I’ve remembered a couple of Forza 2 liveries that I never posted before. Sadly, I can’t remember anything about their creation but I can see that this one was pretty straightforward combining the Italian national colours with the Ferrari logo.

Porsche 959 Martini Forza Motorsport 2 custom paint job

Even though I thought I’d posted all my custom Forza Motorsport 2 liveries, when I returned to it briefly I discovered that there were a handful left I hadn’t posted. Unfortunately, because it was a good while ago now, I don’t remember anything about making them including sources or techniques. So, I’ll just post the pictures.

Actually, now that I look at it I seem to remember that the Porsche logo isn’t available in white so it had to be traced using primitives over the existing Porsche logo. I did this at a large size for accuracy and then could use the group scaling feature to make it the size required. Forza’s wonderful ability to colour a whole group of vinyl’s was then available to make the Porsche logo any colour I required. I also used the same technique for the Martini text which is used in both white and black. I really miss those features (accurate group scaling and group re-colouring) in Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli.

TVR Speed 12: Top Gear Forza Motorsport 2 custom paint job

After the nightmare of trying to manhandle the TVR Tuscan S around, well, anything I wasn’t looking forward to driving around in my favourite car from Gran Turismo 2: TVR’s mental concept car, the Speed 12. Imagine my delight, then, as I found the car to be much more predictable than the Tuscan S and super-fast.

To reward it, I plastered my Top Gear logo all over it which I had designed but never really used properly. Since the car had a lovely metallic maroon colour that I wanted to keep, I had to pick a best match for the inside of the gear in the logo but it looks fine, especially in motion. To round things off I added a custom BBC logo (not quite right, I know), a Union flag and my custom manufacturer logos for Peniston Oils and Larsens Biscuits.