Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:12 am
RyanShort1 wrote:Rumors are indeed "out there" that seem promising regarding the NHC and future recoveries. But why should we go on speculating? Really now, what good does it do?
JDK wrote:<Donning Anorak> There's more to 'value' than cash or zooming about. Most recreations of nose art, like the (in-)famous d-day stripes are far too neat. if we want to know how nose are really was, we need to have originals to look at. We are currently creating a sanitised, 'neat' and tidied up version of W.W.II with the current hardware restorations. At the end of the day, they're tools, and like stone age flints or bronze age daggers, original examples tell us stuff about humanity that replica's don't.
Like the ghastly 60s hairdos in 60s war movies, modern restorations of original nose art will almost certainly become obviously 'fake' when time intervenes.
How we painted or engraved our heart's desires on our weapons is part of everyone's history, and is priceless.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:13 am
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:48 am
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:34 am
k5083 wrote:RyanShort1 wrote:Rumors are indeed "out there" that seem promising regarding the NHC and future recoveries. But why should we go on speculating? Really now, what good does it do?
Wrong question. The real question is, if we enjoy speculating in our spare time, what harm does it do?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:51 am
However, teasing about knowing something can have the same effect as telling!
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:44 am
RyanShort1 wrote:Care to guess why information seemed to dry up all of the sudden?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:55 am
k5083 wrote:Because some people got a greatly inflated notion of the importance of this forum and of things posted to it?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:02 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:05 pm
An attempt has been made to preserve the nose art once the peeling/bubbling was noticed. I believe it was the Smithsonian that recommended spraying clear lacquer over the top of the artwork. Only time will tell how effective any measure will be. It still looks great though.JDK wrote:It's easy to be a critic, but proper conservation (yup, that rare word again) means the paint wouldn't have peeled off.
By all means restore the aircraft to fly, (big thumbs up) and recreate the nose art; but spend a little on a piece of history and preserve the original panel by conserving it as well - although it sounds as if it's too late.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:08 pm
Sorry to interupt the way off topic stuff and I am fresh out of Gibberish!
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:58 pm
k5083 wrote: I'm a preservationist too, but in the scheme of things, I'd call the loss of these nose panels no big deal.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:22 pm
Form away!Django wrote:Absoulutely those panels should be preserved. Those cowlings should be fairly easily replaceable.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:29 pm
Django wrote:How can you say that???? I see it as ...
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:39 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:41 pm
bdk wrote:Form away!Django wrote:Absoulutely those panels should be preserved. Those cowlings should be fairly easily replaceable.