New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by Bob's your Uncle, Apr 17, 2016, 06:21 pm
Quote from: Mark on Apr 17, 2016, 06:35 pmHi Greg,I'm not sure if its been posted or if I imagined it but when me and Matt did extensive measuring and stuff at the museum we did do a colour chart test on various paint samplrs and stuff and I'm sure we did the lintel signs.If its not on his box build diary then I'm sure if you PM him he will part with the information.The tests were done with one of those posh Pantone colour charts but I'm certain you can figure out the shade from the data.
Quote from: hb88banzai on Apr 18, 2016, 08:40 amThis Box colour, though from a Post War source (Genevieve, 1953), is probably very close to the colour Mark 4s were initially painted --As you can see, the top signs are ever so slightly darker and with more red in the mix than the body of the Box. Interesting to note, this is a transitional era as the windows here had already been painted white, yet still retaining the medium blue paint on the Box itself. The very much darker blue was really the final change, but a few examples had already been painted such by the time this film was made. And again, not all Divisions (or even Sub-Divisions) upgraded their colours, or even combinations of colours, at the same time. The signs, however, were spec'ed to an outside contractor, so remained much more consistent.So it really depends on which era you want to emulate with your paint scheme. Specifically for Mark 4s: early to mid-40s - all medium blue; late 40s to early 50s - medium blue with white windows, with the colour of the phone door frame more often than not blue, though sometimes later on possibly white; mid-1950s to 1970 - almost universally very dark blue with white window & phone door frames.
Quote from: domvar on Apr 18, 2016, 08:14 pmI wouldn't use that Genevieve shot as a guide for anything, it's a technicolor film (which is known and celebrated for its highly saturated i.e. fiddled with colour) then converted to a digital still and then displayed on your monitor. This box could quite easily have been the same colour as every other one with white windows before it was technicolored, look at the phone box it's far too red.