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The new (or old) Victory Colours


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Just watched a fasinating video relating to the 10 year Victory restoration.

 

Seems that after intense research, it has been established that the well-known 'yellow' and black were actually not the colours that Victory presented herself in.

 

Interesting times for new Victory builders I guess - how long before the noew paints will be available - and will they be used????

 

Here's a link to the Video from the Victory restoration site - enjoy: http://www.hms-victory.com/restoration-log/hms-victory-her-true-colours

 

John

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True Captain - now you point it out!

Interesting never the less!!

I am just wondering how soon the kit makers catch up with what does seem to be the historically correct colour....

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Historical or not, I am just not fond of the "new" color. Based on personal preference and not the science of paint color analysis, I will choose the "old" color for mine. Besides, 99.9% of the people I know who may see my model, won't care one whit whether the color is perfectly historical or not, neither will they know the difference. Especially if they just glance at it while riding past on a galloping horse. :D  

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---You wrote:

99.9% of the people I know who may see my model, won't care one whit whether the color is perfectly historical or not, neither will they know the difference. Especially if they just glance at it while riding past on a galloping horse.

---end of quote---

Don't put the bar deeper into the house than your model.  Then they won't break the sound barrier as they go by.  Just after the coat room seems about right.  Once they get their bevvy, they can peruse the models at their ease.

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