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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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One non aircraft related

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the day the Swedish went from driving left to the right side of the road. wink-emoticon

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Captain William A. Bishop, V.C., Royal Flying Corps Canada

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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!

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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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​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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1918

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​1944. LST 776 with Brodie Device

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The Bulgarian Heinkel appears to have more colors if these drawings are to be believed. You can see the outlines of the stripes in your photo as well.

https://www.google.no/search?q=Heinkel+51+Bulgaria&client=firefox-b&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRzpvl6sLOAhVhG5oKHaKjDnsQsAQINQ&biw=1280&bih=646

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Well, it seems I have to redo this one. Thanks for the link.

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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.