for those of ya'll who don't understand the fascination with painted machines, I am going to try to post pix of my two featherweights. Both were in boat anchor condition- the pink is a 221, and the purple is a 222. The pink has a pretty pearl/candy finish, the purple is regular paint. I enjoy using them, as do my daughters. I bought the 222 like this.
I have been practicing flames on a kitchenaid mixer- so my next wild one will have flames.