Dana Bell---so when is your next book hitting the shelves?

Joined: 6:47 PM - Mar 04, 2005

12:52 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #1

Saw the blurb in the back of your Army colors and anxiously awaiting your work on Blue-Grey!!

BW
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Joined: 4:05 PM - Feb 28, 2005

2:34 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #2

Hi BW,

The ability to publish the Blue Gray/Light Gray book is going to depend on the success of the OD book and Steve's next upcoming ship book - if they do well, the next color book comes soon.  Sorry to say, slow sales will delay the next books in the series - right now it's still too early to tell.  The Blue Gray book is getting more interesting with the discovery of additional information on the use of Dark Blue (aka Deck Blue), but we'll just have to wait to see when we can release everything.

In the meantime I'm working away on a book about everyone (and aircraft) that tried to fly across the Atlantic before WW2 - there are some fascinating stories to be told...

Cheers,


Dana
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Joined: 12:22 AM - Oct 19, 2005

3:22 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #3

I just got your book on WWII Olive drab. Well done! I really enjoyed it. Lots of interesting info. You sure can dig up the details! Thanks. Keep writing 👍.  Jeff Oliveira
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Joined: 11:26 PM - May 27, 2005

3:59 PM - Jun 12, 2018 #4

I too just received your book on WW II OD. As usual some outstanding work. Fingers crossed your book on Blue/Gray will not be delayed.

Best,

John Bardwell
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Joined: 6:05 AM - Jan 18, 2007

1:50 AM - Jun 13, 2018 #5

Regarding Olive Drab....

     My Father was an air gunner in W.W.II on B-17's. He came home in 45' and never set foot in an airplane again.  He also was one of those guys who never talked about his experiences. I learned more about his wartime service from two guys who showed up at his funeral than I ever heard from him.
     That said, he did open up a little on one occasion.  I guess I was about 10 or 12 when a couple of friends and I used to get together in my cellar to work on models on a Saturday evening.  One evening we were all working on models of U.S. aircraft after a visit to the local hobby shop on a paint buying spree. One had bought Testor's Olive Drab, another had bought Pactra and I had an old bottle of Testor's Olive Drab "Dope".  When we started painting it was obvious there were differences in color and a "discussion" followed.
     In the middle of this my Father came home from work and came down the cellar to see what the ruckus was about.  He started to laugh!
"Boys", he said, "I could walk down the flight line in 1943 and there were 9 B-17's ready to go on a mission and likely each one was a slightly different color and in some cases, depending on who painted the sub assemblies, different parts of the same airplane didn't match up"!
 Many years later while working at Glenn L. Martin's I became acquainted with a lady who had worked in the paint shop during the war and got similar advice. The paint was delivered in drums. If the guy loading it into the reservoir of the paint spraying system shook the drum thoroughly it came out one shade. If he was hung over from the night before or in a hurry and didn't thoroughly shake the drum it could come out darker.
And then there was the effect of North African or Pacific Island sun and so forth!
Bottom line, -- Don't get too anal about Olive Drab. 

Bill Shuey
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12:25 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #6

Dana, You coming to the IPMS nats in Phoenix, and will you be selling OD Books?
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4:09 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #7

Dana, how can we get your Aircraft Painting Guide on OD? Amazon.com won't ship it to Canada, so is there an alternative?

TIA

Brad
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Joined: 4:05 PM - Feb 28, 2005

6:35 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #8

Hi Mile and Brad,

I'm afraid I had to cut my planned trip to Phoenix - life got in the way again.  Still hoping for Chattanooga next year.

Shipcraft books should be selling to Canada via US Amazon.  I understand there are a few folks on E-Bay also selling to you folks.  If all else fails, you can go to the Warship Pictorial home page and buy direct from Steve's business, saving him any Amazon fees.  Also, I understand Squadron is about to carry the book, and may have it in stock already.

All best!



Dana
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Joined: 6:42 PM - Apr 20, 2018

7:31 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #9

Hello
I tried once from Dana direct " won't ship to Canada" I tried from Steve's , Amazon cancelled the transaction because Steve didn't respond to the order in a timely manner, finally found a Johanna Wissinger at Decal Corp on eBay , upstate New York I believe . It s eroute .

I wouldn't hold your breath on the deck blue edition , I got the impression they weren't in any rush to sell the olive drab

If it wasn't t for the fact it is Dana's incredible level of scholarship I would have said "forgetaboudit"!


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Joined: 4:44 PM - May 16, 2005

7:42 PM - Jun 13, 2018 #10

RUhavingfun wrote:
I wouldn't hold your breath on the deck blue edition , I got the impression they weren't in any rush to sell the olive drab



... great fun , eh ?

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What gave you that impression?
Builder of clean 3 footers, and the occasional 1 footer...
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