Note they use the average of several spectrophotometers to arrive at this info. You should find that Michael uses his own eyes if you contact him for further info. From his observations, he finds the paints he possesses don't match the S&S chip for #27 Neutral Gray, and questioning Randy Short got him the reply that Neutral Gray and FS 36270 are the same, so he is claiming the chip is wrong because it does not match his personal findings.
In other words, he feels there are three Haze Grays...the wartime purple-blue 5-H, a late war neutral (#27) 5-H, then a third modern 5-H that is FS 36270 (and is not a neutral gray, but blue-gray.). His tests of the paints he possesses show his #27 Neutral Gray paint is not what is on the S&S card in the slot labeled for #27 Neutral Gray, nor does his #27 Neutral Gray match his modern Haze Gray FS 36270 paints. However, his tests do show that what is on the S&S card for #27 Neutral Gray matches what he has for modern Haze Gray. So, by his reasoning, there is a third Haze Gray, since he possesses a paint not matching the chip, nor modern Haze Gray (and his tests with his own eyes can't be in error.) He is confused by Randy's answer that they are the same, and believes that Randy is confessing that his chip is wrong (since his own tests with his own eyes can't be in error.) He does not accept that there are but two Haze Grays...the wartime purple-blue and the late/post war #27 Neutral Haze Gray, and that #27 Neutral Haze Gray and the Modern Haze Gray FS 36370 are the same thing. He therefore would like you to make the "real" late war #27 Neutral Gray.
I will let you be the judge, but proceed with caution. If he convinces you, more power to him. Please let us all know if you if you do indeed start selling a third Haze Gray besides the purple-blue and the #27 Neutral FS 36270!
: Is the #27 Haze Gray 5-H that is on the
: Snyder & Short set for 1946+ and not for
: the camouflage late in the war ?
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: USN WW2 #27 neutral gray - this is not
: haze gray. If you consult Snyder-Short USN
: set 2, know that the chip on the label
: "#27 Haze Gray 5-H" is instead
: postwar haze gray. Contact me for details.