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PROLINE STOLE MY COLOR SCHEME!!!

PROLINE STOLE MY COLOR SCHEME!!!

Old 09-23-2015, 09:22 AM
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Hey dudes. Funny story. Right around when the EVO SC body came out (1.5 years ago?) Proline had a Facebook contest and I won a free EVO SC body. I painted it up and posted the vid to their page. Whoever runs the page messaged me saying "I LOVE the colors, it looks really, really good!". He mentioned liking the colors another time later on in FB messenger.

So yesterday I see they released a new SC body. Tell me that they didn't steal my colors!

MY COLORS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a5M0oiR93c

THEIR COLORS
http://www.prolineracing.com/bodies/...on-clear-body/

I know theirs is painted MUCH nicer than mine. But the colors are exactly the same! Black, Dark Gun Metal, Blue, and White.

I'm not mad, just thought it was funny.
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:55 AM
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Did they at least offer you a "tire deal"...companies give out deals for much less it would seem these days

That's a slam on all the 50% deal crap going on, not you.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:12 PM
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MIP still owes me some tools:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/chat-lou...ree-stuff.html

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Old 09-24-2015, 10:09 AM
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if the layout was the same or similar then I could see something being said but since it is only the colors..
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:34 PM
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if the layout was the same or similar then I could see something being said but since it is only the colors..
Right... I run multiple blues and white. I sure hope I'm not in trouble with anyone for stealing THEIR colors
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:24 PM
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Doesn't look anything like your shell.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:41 PM
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Frankly I like you'res more than theirs lol.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:37 PM
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The top of the cab area is close but they modified it. They definitely got the idea from your shell though. Isn't all artistry inspired by something else?
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:05 AM
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I don't see the resemblance other then colors, and multiples of my body run just those colors.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:20 AM
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:16 PM
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Maybe they use the same Hobby store as you...Big paint sale that day?
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Here's the thing,

And this comes up in the discussion with Painters etc. There are certain things that are inevitable when it comes to schemes and colors. Chances are, someone SOMEWHERE is going to have a similar color scheme or use of colors. There is no TRADEMARK of anything. Likewise, esp for visual appeal, some color combos make for really good pictures.

Call it stealing, call it flattery.... I wouldn't say its enough to say you were robbed. Painters copy other painters all the time. The progression of paint and details has come a long way over the years; more complex, more detail, more colors, more styles etc.
How many folks "copy" Pro driver schemes and colors? Or , "I like (insert pro driver)'s scheme, but can you use these colors....."

Its inevitable. You aren't going to win.


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I never said I was robbed, and I never had a sour attitude. I thought it was funny. You guys act like I'm butthurt. I'm not. At all. Again, I thought it was funny and I thought you guys would think it was funny as well. I guess not so much.
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Originally Posted by 1967Typhoon View Post
I never said I was robbed, and I never had a sour attitude. I thought it was funny. You guys act like I'm butthurt. I'm not. At all. Again, I thought it was funny and I thought you guys would think it was funny as well. I guess not so much.

Oh I get it, but it amazes me how many folks I hear who feel like another driver totally "Bit" their scheme or a painter who feels like another painter stole from them.

It true that some people like to take credit for certain things, and it can be hard to prove when something was originated. At the end of the day, you can only do so much when it comes to Colors and Designs, something is going to overlap.


Id be flattered if my color scheme was used, but then again, I also like to keep a low profile too. Only within the last couple years have I developed my own "Team colors" and scheme. Prior to that, I ran the same colors, and fade design since I started almost 15 yrs ago. I STILL paint up my practice bodies, but my race bodies I have a different scheme.



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I've been running a scheme for many years now that is either pretty unique or just unpopular (see my avatar). I kinda somewhat stole the basic idea from a proline ad but totally changed the colors. Everyone seems to love it and I love it myself. One day I show up to a ROAR Nats and there is a guy there with a very similar scheme. I admit at first to being a little bothered, not because he stole it but because I wasn't as unique as before. But then I went over and looked at his work and talked to him a bit and came to appreciate the differences. He had taken my idea and made some subtle but still significant changes to it that were quite interesting.
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