Here's a question.
Looking back at the old photos reminded me that the very first console from the classic series was revealed to be green in colour(when it appeared in the Pertwee story 'Inferno') as pale green viewed in black & white looked more white than white (according to something I read years ago!).
Now those of you who bought the Peter Haining ' The Key To Time' reference book back in the mid 80's will remember the photo section featuring publicity shots including one from 'Inferno' showing the green console.
You will also remember the colour picture of Hartnell standing by a WHITE console.
Did the original console start out as white, then repainted pale green later, as I'm pretty sure the technology wouldn't been there to **** about with a picture back in the 60's surely?
I'm not entirely sure, I believe it may have been.
Hang about, no it wasn't, if these promo picture of Troughton is anything to go by, providing it was originally taken in colour, and not colourised at a later date:
Although having said that, I don't know if it's just the quality of the scans but the second one is not only flipped but has a lot more colour, the other one certainly looks more monotone.
Seems the first pic has been flipped, all other versions of this pic show it as the second one
I'll see if I can find any more
Here we go:
So it seems to be a grey white. The MkII console, as you can see in those pics on page 1, got repainted several different colour schemes over the years
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