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Old 08-02-2011, 03:02 PM   #2786 (permalink)
Neurotic Hapi Snak
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ham Lake, MN

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Here's my T2, about to ship soon but I won't be able to see it in person for about 2 months.

Here's a close up of the grip panels.

And if you are wondering about the grips, here's the explanation I gave Mel. I think Mel really wanted to show it off on here, but I told her I was a member.

Actually Audrey Hepburn was kind of the inspiration for the color scheme.
It can all be traced back to POG day '10, where I saw one of Craig Palmer's Pyres. It was a sort of satin clear ano with black tiger stripes. Now I usually don't like very flashy colors for guns, especially silver, gold, chrome, polished nickel, etc... But this gun really caught my eye and I really liked the colors, because of the contrast between the two. So I really wanted a black and white gun, but I was thinking of how to implement the colors. I thought of houndstooth (hey that's a PPS gun, lol) but that would be impossible to anodize, only airbrushing or hydrographics would work. Well houndstooth made me think of Audry Hepburn (I really don't know why, maybe because houndstooth was popular in the 50's and 60's). I'll interject here and say that I had always planned on buying a T2, but all dust black. Then while surfing MCB and seeing other people's CCM guns in all these different colors, I started to want something a little less boring than plain black. At first I couldn't figure out a color scheme that would be bold and original, I didn't want a color scheme someone else had already used. That's when I decided to get a black and white T2. At first I wanted a white T2 with black accents, inspired by the famous Ascot Dress from the racecourse scene of My Fair Lady, but after looking at CCM's dust clear ano, I decided that a gun primarily dust clear wouldn't appear white, but a grayish off-white, and thus lessen the impact of black and white. Looking at the pictures of black and white CCM guns led me to the conclusion that a black gun with dust clear accents would make the dust clear appear to be white. This made me think of the little black dress and white pearl necklace of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
So now we have the color, now why the grips? Now I had a bold color scheme, but to really to finish it off, I needed something more interesting than solid color panels. I remembered Stinger could make panels with any image and who better than Audrey, one of my favorite actresses, a very talented and great woman. And why does a 23 year old guy like Audrey Hepburn, other than the fact that she is drop dead gorgeous? Well my mother is a huge fan of her, so I grew up watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my mother. I once did a report on her and learning about her experiences during WW2 and her charitable work after she retired from acting, and I realized what a great person she was.
Wow. That is pretty long. Is this the longest explanation for a gun you've had? Would a simple "I like her" have done?
And Mel replied with:
Well i can say I LOVE the full explanation way better than "cause she's hot!"
She too is one of my favorite actresses and I think she is the epitome of gorgeous. (Look at how many other women over the last couple of decades have emulated her.)
I hate to say it but after a while all our guns sort of start looking the same, this one will not be one forgotten anytime soon. Job well done.
I'm thinking, though I might want to change out the RF adapter with a black one, it's just a little too much white.
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