Re: Photos are in B/W not colour - EditedMarch 17 2011 at 1:34 AM
|Mario Wens (Login Jerboa)|
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Response to Photos are in B/W not colour - Edited
The two photographs of the ships are in B/W too, so the statement they both show the same colour scheme is based on inetrpretation as well, that is that no deviation from standard practice ever existed. Anybody who ever was in the Armed Forces or studied them in any detail knows that that is not the case.
Colour photographs do not help much either. I believe it was in Scale Aircraft Modelling a few years ago that I saw a colour print of a WW2 B-17 which had panels in at least three different tones of the standard colour Olive Drab, ranging from almost brown through browngreen to a very hard green! This aircraft was known to have had parts (icluding an entire wing section) swapped during service, making it a mix of parts painted by different sub-contractors. Ergo: the 'same' colour can show up quite differently both in colour and B/W photgraphs.
Somehow questions about the correct interpretations of colour schemes manage to stir up lively discussion every time. I'v dropped Mike Starmer a PM asking him to take a look at this thread and add his comments. He mentioned both the Silver & Black an the Pale Cream & Red Oxide schems in his research, and it would be nice to know what proof he found for their use.
I managed to obtain a copy of "The Cherrypickers" which should be in the mail to me today.
- Re: Photos are in B/W not colour - Edited - Mark Mackenzie on Mar 17, 1:59 AM
- Re: Photos are in B/W not colour - Edited - Mario Wens on Mar 17, 3:44 AM
- B&W and silver and thingy. - Cooper Mike on Mar 17, 3:25 PM
- Re: B&W and silver and thingy. - Mario Wens on Mar 18, 3:55 AM
- deleted - Mark Mackenzie on Mar 26, 12:22 AM
- Warship Photos and Contrast - Mark Mackenzie on Mar 25, 11:49 PM