I have been agonising over engine colours as I need to finalise these soon so as to ensure the Thunderbolt can be constructed. As such I decided on completing a paint scheme for the plane first and then retrofitting the paint scheme to the engine.
The finalised scheme began it's life as a Cirrus scheme out of one of the many paint sites. The gold and blue definitely help the look of and overall appearance of the plane and still maintain the base white that I wanted to maintain.
In my investigations I came across Deem's engine colours and apart from the fact that the blue would be slightly darker in my version, the colour combination works well. Thanks Deem's.
I believe I now have the baseline for the engine colours and aircraft paint.
Please, if anyone has any thoughts regarding this paint scheme, both positive and negative, I would love to hear.