I also notice in the link back to the earlier thread that you like the e-paint.co.uk site. Well, in the course of my study of this whole mess, I have come upon this:
Just like Randy Short, this is saying that the modern Haze Gray and the #27 Haze Gray are the same thing. Whatever testing of your own batches of your own paints you have done, I trust--as professionals that you yourself have relied on for reference--this site knows better. I also trust Randy Short better.
Sorry again, Michael, but nothing you're saying is holding water with me (when I even understand it in the first place.)
: Which year are you replicating?
: Consult Snyder-Short chips with caution. A
: chip of blue-tinted (therefore not neutral)
: postwar haze gray is on the Snyder-Short USN
: set 2 cards by the label "#27 Haze Gray
: 5-H". Randy Short confirms that. No
: Snyder-Short chip matches late-war #27
: neutral haze gray. You can use your own
: eyes: How to use your own eyes to verify
: colors for models and in photos . A
: limitation of this verification method is
: that Pantone chips represent few off-black
: A 1/350 model (see the link above) wearing a
: paint that fits #27 neutral haze gray
: matches the upper gray of USN battleships
: and cruisers in Camouflage Measure 22:
: USS Indiana (BB 58) bombarding Kamaishi 14
: July 1945 . USS Alabama too wore
: Camouflage Measure 22 during late WW2.