see the discussions below
I've been using 98+29 for a WW2 RAAF colour recently, and been struck by how strong 98 is. Part of the issue here is that Humbrols formulae have wobbled over the years - try plain 29 and see what it looks like against the picks of the Mk IV in Brussels. Another issue is use of white spirit/thinner asa dilutant and varnish. Coat of varnish always brings up the colour
I painted this IV Supply and Female using the SCC2 mix on the MAFVA site, but even then you can find its easy to get a very strong colour. In daylight these two look OK re the tonal balance of photos and the Mk VII Model in Bovvie. David Fletcher says this hasn't beebn repainted and as far as I can tell from the Museum's photos of teh Brussels Mk IV, they're pretty much teh same colour. Part of the issue here, of course, is that we've a very small sample to work on. If you look at the WW2 colour show of a Mk V in Berlin...well...what are we dealing with there...?
Has anyone been able to get a FS or other standard fix from the Brussels tank?
I now think my Mk V has gone a bit "chocolately", although again, it looks better in daylight! I feel a re=paint coming on
Whippet is plain Humbrol 29 - note that I am aware of the green/brown Whippet issue!
As Dick has pointed out, whatever the colour in use is its "medium" and not "dark".
Can I ask about teh shading - is there a contemporary source for this effect?