As regular visitors to this blog know, I’m quite the fan of Ape Piaggio’s boats (and also her autogyro!). I’ve owned her Kv23H FoilStream since the start of the year, and more recently was involved in helping with the development and promotion of her tender-style speedboat, the AD25H Little Bee, as well as owning a copy.
Both boats come with painting systems, and a friend of mine, Neural Blankes, has been producing a range of paint kits for both of them, which I think are well worth taking a look at if you have either boat are looking for a really eye-catching finish for it.
As a fan of the Little Bee, Neural has focused on that boat to produce (at the time of writing) 35 paint kits, some of which are beautifully complex in design and execution, and all of which offer very unique loks for the boat, both in terms of hull finish and cockpit colours.
Prices for the kits vary, but this reflects the level of work Neural has invested in creating the different looks. I admit to being quite partial to the Honey Bee finish, which beautifully encapsulates the spirit of the boat – and I know Ape herself has been motoring around on the water with a Bee in that finish 🙂 .
Neural is also responsible for a number of special custom finishes for individual Little Bees for close friends, and the results are impressive – I can say this with hand on heart, as Neural came to my assistance and helped me in my efforts to produce a specific look for my Bee when it wound up somewhat comprised due to my lack of talent in graphics manipulation.
While not as extensive as those for the Little Bee, Neural’s range of kits for the FoilStream can also be found on her MP store, and offer an equal level of quality and distinctive looks.
So, if you are looking for a design that is eye-catching and just that little bit special for either your Little Bee or your FoilStream, I have no hesitation in recommending Neural’s work.
Note: the Red Ensign visible in some of the images above is the flag I use on my Little Bee, and not a part of Neural’s kits. Bee owners can fly the flag of their choice.
- Neural’s The Odd Eyed Cat MP Store
- Ape’s Boats
- My review of the Little Bee
- My review of the FoilStream