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Kunama
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Reged: 10/22/12

Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new
      #5926594 - 06/17/13 11:22 PM

Does anyone have a picture of a classic scope with either green or red OTA.
Could you post a pic or 2, especially if it has a brass cell and focuser.
With thanks,

The paint will go onto this one:







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plyscope
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5926697 - 06/18/13 12:35 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

Hi Matt,

Not quite what you asked for but here is my Jaegers 6" f5 refractor with GSO focuser and home made brass adapter. The green paint is Brightside marine enamel.

web page paint


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Kunama
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: plyscope]
      #5926702 - 06/18/13 12:41 AM

Hey Andy, Nice !!!
I am thinking of going Forest green with brass sliding tube weights etc.


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plyscope
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: plyscope]
      #5926707 - 06/18/13 12:45 AM Attachment (41 downloads)

And here is my Istar 5" f12 in red.

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AstroSteve
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 08/17/04

Loc: Kissimmee, Florida
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: plyscope]
      #5926720 - 06/18/13 12:56 AM

My vote is for vintage green I just love to look at those! I commend you for your restoration of that scope, I really enjoy seeing them restored.

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T1R2
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 06/11/13

Loc: NeverWhere
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5926759 - 06/18/13 01:46 AM

Hi, are you looking for a great color that goes with brass, if so I would like to refer you to the Seagrave Alvin Clark & Sons refractor, possibly the most Beautiful Clark telescope ever made.

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plyscope
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5926819 - 06/18/13 03:20 AM

Green will be good. Most bright colours will go well with shiny brass or even gloss black. Here is a nice blue one.

web page Ron Ravneberg memorial scope gallery

More pictures of Ron's old Fecker here;

web page Classics gallery pics

And here is an interesting thread from the Classics forum.

web page Painting and restoring classic scopes

Edited by plyscope (06/18/13 03:31 AM)


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Kunama
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: plyscope]
      #5926864 - 06/18/13 05:48 AM

I remember seeing a green refractor here some time ago but cannot find it again. I think I will go with the green, although I do love the look of that Seagrave Refractor T1R2 mentioned.

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MAURITS
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/22/09

Loc: Belgium
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5926869 - 06/18/13 06:08 AM

I find "oker" color the best match for the brass parts and the whole scope!!!

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roscoe
curmudgeon
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: MAURITS]
      #5926909 - 06/18/13 07:16 AM Attachment (29 downloads)

Here's my red 60mm.....but with that fine brass, I'd vote green, it'll set the brass off better.....
Russ


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NHRob
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Reged: 08/27/04

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: roscoe]
      #5926916 - 06/18/13 07:23 AM

For red, check out ...
http://www.skylightelescopes.co.uk/


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beanerds
sage


Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: Darwin Australia
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: NHRob]
      #5926919 - 06/18/13 07:26 AM

Beautiful , Matt ,
Black is the only colour that goes with Brass .
And as you know , the only colour that refractors should be is ,,,,

,,, Takahashi white .

Brian.


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Eddgie
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Reged: 02/01/06

Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5927054 - 06/18/13 08:58 AM Attachment (29 downloads)

The scope is powder coated in a color called "Rebar Green" and has an emerald metallic clear coat.

Sparkles in the light.


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Jon Isaacs
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Reged: 06/16/04

Loc: San Diego and Boulevard, CA
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: beanerds]
      #5927065 - 06/18/13 09:07 AM

Quote:

Beautiful , Matt ,
Black is the only colour that goes with Brass .


Brian.






Brass looks good with other colors but black takes it to the next level...

Jon


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Kunama
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5927934 - 06/18/13 05:02 PM

Thanks for the the pics and comments one and all. I think I have now decided to go with the colour of the old style bankers lamps which is the same as the 'continue' button below.

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Starhawk
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Kunama]
      #5928087 - 06/18/13 06:58 PM

That color combination should be quite beautiful. I've always like the deeper pure green hues. And they look phenomenal with polished brass.

-Rich


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Starhawk
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5928091 - 06/18/13 07:00 PM

Just one comment- you are going to make the interior a dead flat black, aren't you? Krylon 1605 is ideal. Tamiya XF1 is very flat black, and will come off with nothing but isopropyl alcohol 10 years from now.

-Rich


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5928131 - 06/18/13 07:23 PM

I was in my above post going to vote for 'British Racing Green" which is about 'continue' color.
I did my 60mm in red, because I thought that looked better with a black focuser and dew shield. I used a red - and black - metallic auto paint on mine, but wasn't really impressed with the coverage or durability of modern spray-can paints..... but if you go to an auto parts store that specializes in selling real auto paint, they can set you up with good quality paint - and can suggest an auto-body painter who would likely paint it really reasonably and professionally, if you're not up to the task yourself.....
Russ


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Mirzam
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Reged: 04/01/08

Loc: Lovettsville, VA
Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: roscoe]
      #5928192 - 06/18/13 08:03 PM

You should at least check this out before deciding:

Dick Parkers antique scope reproduction

JimC


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Kunama
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/22/12

Re: Green OR Red Refractor OTA ??? new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5928345 - 06/18/13 10:11 PM

Thanks again guys,
Rich, I will paint the interior flat black, not sure if I can get Krylon in Oz though.

Roscoe, I have a friend who runs a professional bodyshop who will paint it for me.

Jim, thanks, I have seen that scope and love the colour but will reserve the red for my next project which will be a 4" F15 or 5" F12 in the 'steampunk' tradition. (next year's project)


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