Gerards Colorbook

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It all started with the search of a color picture on a Latvian pre WW2 aircraft, the one with the red swastika I mean. I found out that such picture doesn't exist. A forum member (other forum) offered to color a b&w picture for me and here is the result: (enjoy watching the past coming to life) http://s32.postimg.org/oag6p46x1/AP_SV5_02.jpg after seeing that I started to color b&w pictures myself. http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0063.jpg Bulgaria with roundel used from 1937 - 1941 http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0060.jpg Italian Navy Roundel used for less then a few years the higher the resolution the better the result but sometimes it is not possible to find a good high resolution picture so you have to do with what you find http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0061.jpg Turkish Air Force WW1 http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0062.jpg Latvia national Guard https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlf1/t31.0-8/13724984_1033754760043547_9006868438456223551_o.jpg Piaggio P180A Below the 3 differnet position of the roundel used by the Dutch pre 1939 http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0073.jpg Fokker C-VIII W http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0057.jpg Dornier Do Wal https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfl1/t31.0-8/13717344_1034427576642932_3074273966821923441_o.jpg Focke Wulf 58B and I did also some pictures not for roundel purposes, just for fun http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0072.jpg unknown where and wenn https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtf1/t31.0-8/13717192_1036554446430245_6616412245764983538_o.jpg [ATTACH=CONFIG]251977[/ATTACH] Fokker F32
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Many of the hand coloured postcards of the day were, to use a technical term, crappy qualityeven before the colouring, so I wouldn't get too bothered about the uality of the original image. I love that you've found some really unusual subjects - what on earth is that spectacular marking on the Heinkel 51? Adrian
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Many of the hand coloured postcards of the day were, to use a technical term, crappy qualityeven before the colouring, so I wouldn't get too bothered about the uality of the original image. I love that you've found some really unusual subjects - what on earth is that spectacular marking on the Heinkel 51? Adrian
thank you. I will edit the post and will add some words to the pictures.
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what on earth is that spectacular marking on the Heinkel 51? Adrian
Bulgarian AF late 30s/ early 40s. T J
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http://www.drareg.nl/effe/0074.jpg Finland Fokker VII
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Latvian National Guard aeroplane is a KOD 2 John
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One non aircraft related https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfl1/t31.0-8/13708302_1040190396066650_6154667935787716425_o.jpg [ATTACH=CONFIG]251976[/ATTACH] the day the Swedish went from driving left to the right side of the road. wink-emoticon
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^^^^^^^^^^ WOW that makes it come to life, well done :)
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Bulgarian AF late 30s/ early 40s. T J
Apologies, should have replied earlier - thank you! Keep them coming please, Gerard! Adrian
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Brilliant job, those were fantastic to see!:I've done some photo touch ups myself but just of old family members. Its fun but time consuming. Not tried colourising yet tho
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Thank you all for those kind words. I will post more. (it's kind of addicting) :D
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https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/13925513_1048375081914848_5428362256370180438_o.jpg [ATTACH=CONFIG]251974[/ATTACH] ​Sikorsky S-92 with maybe Howard Hughes in front. Aircraft was modified for a film shoot but crashed killing the pilot.
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https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/13923809_1051507808268242_6355741089447579390_o.jpg ​1944. LST 776 with Brodie Device [ATTACH=CONFIG]251973[/ATTACH]
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Many vintage black and white photo's were supplied with paints so you could colour them in yourself. This picture for example shows my father and friend, probably Falmouth aboard the battleship HMS Anson. My father told me that he coloured the picture in with it's supplied paints at the time. It was something different to send home to your family before the advent of colour film. http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g372/munnst/dad_navy_colour_zpsfe9caa0f.jpg You coloured the picture using your finger and some spit!
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Many vintage black and white photo's were supplied with paints so you could colour them in yourself. This picture for example shows my father and friend, probably Falmouth aboard the battleship HMS Anson. My father told me that he coloured the picture in with it's supplied paints at the time. It was something different to send home to your family before the advent of colour film. http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g372/munnst/dad_navy_colour_zpsfe9caa0f.jpg You coloured the picture using your finger and some spit!
He did a beautiful job. I like that picture very much.