Yeah. Again. Sharka got new gauges AGAIN! The poor little guy. He works hard. He might not have that many miles under his belt, but he does work hard. Most of it is in the garage getting taken apart and put back together again.
Good ol’ Sharka.
And here’s the latest part – some new gauges I’m calling Version Barcode.
There’s not really a single point of inspiration for these gauges. They’re an original design based on my desire to try 9 o’clock gauges and to modify my Stirling design a bit. I really liked the grey arcs on my Stirling gauges and wanted to design something with that sort of feel.
As for the 9 o’clock-ness, that’s very much an 80s thing. Many cars of that era came with a speedometer and tach starting at nine, so I looked at a lot of them when designing these. Let me just say… wow. There were some boring dashes back then. But still, inspiration can come from anywhere. I tried to keep an open mind.
In the end, this is very much my own design. There’s some Stirling in there along with a little Revolver. I’m very pleased with the result. Maybe these will stay in Sharka for a whole year?
But what about night mode?
They are, of course, amber at night. That’s my favorite light color for Sharka, so all of his gauges tend to be amber. I might do white someday, but not today.
So. Want a set of Barcode gauges? They’re for sale in my store now.