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Has anybody on this esteemed forum ever determined the correct color of the VTTBOTS Flying Sub floor?
As far as I can tell, the walls and support columns & beams are all magnesium (silver-grey metallic), the ladder is silver, the walls are Tamiya duck egg blue and the colors of all the lights on the control panels are easy enough to determine, but the solid floor color itself is a hard one to judge because of those huge light panels surrounding the lower hatch.
Should it be dark blue (like the seaview missle room) or panzer gray? I think it was Simon Mercs who used what looked like an olive green.
Troy? Simon? Bert/ ANYbody???? :freak:
 

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Based on Pics and images from the show, I painted my Lunar Models Flying Sub Floor Dark Blue. Just like the Floors in the Seaview.

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I saw the remains of the set all folded up at the studio and as I recall, the floor was a dark grey or gunmetal color. Similar to the floor in the ship from "Planet of the Apes" (1966). That was at the very end of its existence so there is no telling if it had been changed over the years.
 

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X15-A2 said:
I saw the remains of the set all folded up at the studio and as I recall, the floor was a dark grey or gunmetal color. Similar to the floor in the ship from "Planet of the Apes" (1966). That was at the very end of its existence so there is no telling if it had been changed over the years.
Cool!

Did you visit the sets? You got to give us more info!!
 

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Well, the show had been out of production for many years (this was about the 1973 time frame) but the studio had retained the set. By the time I saw it, it was in outdoor storage next to the Mill and really was really showing the effects of being exposed to the weather. The set had a purpose-built platform which encorporated the floor light panels and the walls were stacked up on top of this platform with the window assembly and the circular ceiling structural piece on top of them. Truthfully, I almost didn't recognize it when I was walking past until I saw the red structural frames with the lightening holes in them. I snapped a couple of shots of this pile but there really wasn't much to see. The instruments, seats, hatches and other details had been reclaimed by the various departments which supplied them so it was really just the floor and walls that I saw. I am glad that I got to see it but of course it would have been much better to see it when it was erected. You can see the shots of the pile on my web site (cloudster) under the "Planet of the Apes Spaceship" section, just refer to the page where I write about my experiences when visiting the studio.
 

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Many thanks for the info; considering that it was more than likely weather-faded when you saw it as grey, and the Seaview floor was blue, I'll pick german Luftwaffe feldblau (grey/blue) as my final color. :wave:
 

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Yes, many thanks for the info. I have spent hours checking out your site Phil. Great info and Pics. I wonder if ANY of those sets,ships are still on Fox's lot somewhere. With the amount of historu at that studio, you would think they would have tours for the public. I have been to Universal in California twice, and loved the experience.
 

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Sorry but all the stuff from our favorite Fox films is gone now. Much of it in the hands of collectors but definitely not on the Fox lot. They haven't even managed to hang onto the blueprints, most of which have been stollen from their files by collectors.

Studios, like every big business, care nothing for "history". The only time that they will care is if they see a way to make money off it (big money, not the "peanuts" that model kits, toys and action figures bring in) or if some outside agency forces them to care for some reason. Usually, by the time they do care, it is too late to save the important artifacts. Be it film studios, aerospace companies, ship builders or anyother type of industry, the story is always the same, too little too late. There are of course noteable exceptions but they are very rare.
 

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Sorry but all the stuff from our favorite Fox films is gone now. Much of it in the hands of collectors but definitely not on the Fox lot. They haven't even managed to hang onto the blueprints, most of which have been stollen from their files by collectors.

Studios, like every big business, care nothing for "history". The only time that they will care is if they see a way to make money off it (big money, not the "peanuts" that model kits, toys and action figures bring in) or if some outside agency forces them to care for some reason. Usually, by the time they do care, it is too late to save the important artifacts. Be it film studios, aerospace companies, ship builders or anyother type of industry, the story is always the same, too little too late. There are of course noteable exceptions but they are very rare.
So very true those words are. I still cry about all those Avro Arrows being chopped up here in Canada sorry for swaying of Topic
 

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The CF-105, TSR-2 and F-108 form a triad of fascinating aircraft to me. Built for similar missions and all of them cancelled, the F-108 only reaching the mockup stage. Although they were not exactly built at the same time (I think the order is CF-105, F-108 and TSR-2), they are none the less kissing cousins, at least in terms of configuration if not exactly in manufacture. Very cool model building possibilities with these planes, particularly the F-108 since it was originally planned as an escort fighter for the B-70.

I have been to see all three of the surviving TSR-2 airframes in England (the third is only a forward fuselage located at the Brooklands Racing Museum) and the CF-105 forward fuselage. I'd love to get back up to Canada to see the recently completed full scale model of the CF-105. The guys who built that did a fantastic job. 1-to-1 model building, try explaining THAT to the wife! ;)
 
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