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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #40 on: Aug 07, 2011, 09:40 PM »
Weren't the stripes made of Gaffer / aka Duct tape, and stuck oon to the red bit at certain intervals?? ;)


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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #41 on: Aug 07, 2011, 10:06 PM »
Is this colour chart any use to help with the changing colours of QE2 over the years?

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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #42 on: Aug 09, 2011, 04:52 PM »
Rob--I can not remember who the author of the colour chart was. I have the picture of the chart in my QE2 album which has literally thousands of pictures of the QE2 in all the different colours. It is from years ago-- but where i saved it from i just do not know. Sorry not to have been much help. I will look through my folders and if i do find it i will post it to the Forum.

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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #43 on: Aug 09, 2011, 06:52 PM »
I reference the color chart website in Reply #85 on this forum page:

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,69.80.html

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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #44 on: Aug 09, 2011, 07:48 PM »
Rob--I have found the site i took the picture of---please E-Mail me privatly

Just as a general note, if you're using something someone else created, whether a photo, text or a drawing, we need to reference it, just like we would expect to happen if someone was using something we created elsewhere (which has not always happened....) .


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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #45 on: Jan 12, 2012, 08:32 PM »
I previously sought permission to use these, but only now realised how - enjoy!  Click on any photo to tell the author how much you like them.


QE2Outline1b(1969) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline2a(1973) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline3a(1977) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline3b(1979-80) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline3Falk by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline4a(1982-3) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline5d(1983) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline6b(1987) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline7c(1994) by Captain Martini, on Flickr


QE2Outline8c(2005) by Captain Martini, on Flickr
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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #46 on: Aug 24, 2013, 01:32 PM »
There's a great photo here of QE2 in 1980 with the blue underwater coating, in Southampton Water

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johndedman/9536476375/
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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #47 on: Aug 24, 2013, 04:23 PM »
In all I think there were 15 main 'faces' of QE2 and by that I mean something structural was done or a new colour was introduced to give her a different look. Her faces:

1969 - October 1972
November 1972 - October 1975
October 1975 - December 1977
Blue Boot-topping (November 1978 to November 1980)
December 1977 - May 1982
Falklands
August 1982 - June 1983
June - November 1983
December 1983 - October 1986
April 1987 - November 1994
December 1994 - December 1996
December 1996 - November 1999
December 1999 - May 2004
May 2004 - February 2005
February 2005 -

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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #48 on: Mar 24, 2014, 04:15 PM »
Am I the only one who liked the pebble gray phase, even though it needed to be replaced with Dark-gray/black?
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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #49 on: Apr 28, 2014, 04:20 PM »
Nope, I liked it as well. The more I see pictures of her in grey, the more I like it. It made her look different, in a good way. However she looked best in her traditional colours.
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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #50 on: Apr 30, 2014, 09:41 AM »
The first time I saw QE2 in the metal was from a ferry to or from St Malo during the pale grey period. I have never been more disappointed. Here was the ship of my dreams sailing in up Southampton Water and she was a rust bucket!

However a decade later when I fulfilled a dream beyond imagination and set off across the Atlantic in her she looked pristine (to my eyes) in her slate grey.

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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #51 on: Apr 30, 2014, 06:06 PM »
I have to agree that her slate grey did justice to her elegance and grace in a way that the light grey did not.  To me, in her slate grey and gleaming white, she was "dressed"  as a Queen should be. 
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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #52 on: Apr 30, 2014, 06:16 PM »
Whilst I liked the light grey phase (apart from when she turned into a 'rust bucket'), I do agree with you June when you say that the slate grey did justice to her elegance. :)
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« Reply #53 on: Mar 01, 2015, 08:57 PM »
Still doing a bit of looking around at paint colours, & although I'm commited to the shade of Orange on my model  I found this interesting anecdote  http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=462322.     Just tab down to the Princendam topic , never heard this one, wonder if it's true, maybe Capt'n Mc Naught might tell us one of these days ;)
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Re: The changing colours of QE2
« Reply #54 on: Mar 01, 2015, 09:40 PM »
Great find, Pete! Maybe Ian McNaught can be asked about this if anyone goes to collect the jigsaw from him :) .

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« Reply #55 on: Mar 02, 2015, 07:42 PM »
Still doing a bit of looking around at paint colours, & although I'm commited to the shade of Orange on my model  I found this interesting anecdote  http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=462322.     Just tab down to the Princendam topic , never heard this one, wonder if it's true, maybe Capt'n Mc Naught might tell us one of these days ;)
  As usual mods please shift as necessary...........

Hi Pete - This is very interesting !!   :)
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