dean, your welcome. thanks for your reply, I did add a link in the thread you mentioned, see below : (post 19)
there is a link in the thread to dads story too,
all the best,
John, excellent and special grouping you have. Thanks for sharing it with us!! Here is the finalized portrait with the colored in Africa Star Ribbon. Sorry I couldn't get to it sooner, been working a lot. Hope you have a nice vacation
Dean, that's awesome you actually got to hand color a portrait. I have always wanted to try it to be honest. The method you explain is almost exactly the same as how it was done in ww2 really. You know this was done as early as the late 1800's!? Crazy
Did this one recently too. Think it was part of a LIFE photo shoot?
Edwin Olander VMF 214
Ive always loved these USN MkII goggles, need to get a pair someday.
excellent portrait of Jefferson DeBlanc, a Wildcat Pilot.... w/ B-6 flight helmet and jacket w/ USN MKII goggles (Source: http://navypilotoverseas.wordpress.com)
I know the B-6 jacket probably has black fur, but it looked better this way IMO
Kevin, here is your last portrait. I was very surprised that the colorizing actually worked on this one. But it did!
Bill, I cannot truly thank you enough for this mate, I will attach the other 2 photos I mentioned later, thank you mate from the bottom of my heart, you have made a lot of people in the north of England very happy.
bill, thank you very much indeed, dads pic looks great,your time and effort are very much appreciated,
all the best,
Thank you Guys! As usual, it brings me happiness knowing that everyone is enjoying these. This is an awesome forum, and we all help each other out one way or another over time! IMO colorizing these pics is a way of using modern technology to try let people view History in a different light....so the more people who see them, the better!
A new portrait I just picked up of an unknown Bomber Pilot who is a Deutsche Kreuz in Gold winner:
Bill, you have made a lot of people very happy by bringing loved ones 'back to life', well done mate, me especially as i owe you a debt of gratitude, thank you.