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Old February 4 2013, 03:38 PM   #58
Robert Comsol
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Re: Galileo Restoration Update - Jan 2012

Forbin wrote: View Post
It's more like Mom came off the plane with a face transplant from Nick Cage.
You forgot to indicate whether Mom originally looked better or worse than Nick Cage.

But it's noteworthy to compare the Smithsonian's restoration concerns for Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis next to the Enterprise's: The protective coating has yellowed with age, resulting in the golden hue seen today. Smithsonian officials have indicated that the varnish will be removed, and the nose panels restored to their original silver appearance, the next time the aircraft is taken down for conservation.

Now that's the way to do it, but of course one may suggest to paint the plane in red so that new audiences won't mistake the plane for one from the 1950's because of its silver surface.

Bob
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