October, 2011

Parsons' Water-Tex Paint - some effects
Oct 31st, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (14) – ‘WATER-TEX’ Plastic Paint

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Water...

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Caspar Grey
Oct 30th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | 7 Comments

The Perfect Grey (or is it “Gray”?)

A sequence of very pale Pure greys produced by Papers and Paints (SC371-SC375). The sequence continues in gradual steps to off-black It is generally accepted that "Grey" is the English spelling for an achromatic or...

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Parsons' 'Mosaico' Metallic Paint
Oct 11th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (13) – ‘Mosaico’ Metallic Paint

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Imitation...

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Admiralty Lookout - Radley House Partnership
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Exterior | Government | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Admiralty Lookout

Admiralty Lookout - marked The Admiralty Lookout and Port War Signal Station, located at the southern limit of the grounds of Dover Castle, is set hundreds of feet above sea-level on the edge of the White Cliffs of...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 14 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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Thomas Parsons' 'Phaltic' Bituminous Paints
Oct 2nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (12) – ‘Phaltic’ Bituminous Paints

'Phaltic' Bituminous Paints A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for...

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