Colourcoats, now part of Sovereign Hobbies, sells accurate #27 neutral haze gray (1945). Be aware that the Snyder-Short sample chip of 1945 #27 neutral haze gray is incorrect.
My models that I paint in #27 neutral haze gray typical photographs of actual ships of 1945 in measure 22. E-mail me and I'll send you photos of my models, and links to actual photographs.
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: When exactly did they switch?
: It's a murky question with no blanket
: answers. A warning went out in late
: November 1944 stating that a new neutral
: paint was going to be created but to use up
: stocks of the old paints first. At the
: beginning of January 1945, we read that
: Mare Island Navy Yard has switched to
: manufacturing the new neutral paints (exact
: date not yet known) but that the civilian
: paint manufacturing companies had not yet.
: Alaska had an availability shortly after at
: Hunters Point, which is across the bay from
: Mare Island, but we don't know where Hunters
: Point got their paint from at this point,
: nor how much stock they had on hand of the
: old paints.
: Michael Potter will try and tell you she was
: for sure painted in neutral paints, but his
: methodology does not stand up to scrutiny.