Thank you for your suggestions. We have had similar responses on other forums where we posed the same question. WW2 British armor, both in North Africa and in Europe appears to be an area of strong interest to modelers. Now all we need to do is find some experts in the British armor field to help us produce an accurate color for the areas.
We have the write ups describing the Caunter scheme and data on other British colors, but no info on getting accurate color chips, comparisons to Federal Standard #'s (which we know did not exist in WW2), but maybe someone actually matched them to "modern" standards, armor experts - which may or may not agree with one another about a color, museums are in the same vane, etc.
Existing colors from other paint manufacturers may not be accurate, so matching their colors would be useless. Tru-Color Paint prides itself on being one of the most accurate model paint suppliers in the market and we are not going to change for the military lines.
So many possibilities, so little time. As I stated in another forum, we also have to consider the hobby shop and distributor. Inventory takes up dollars and space. Where do they see the best value for them ?
Martin Cohen, PhD
P.O. Box 74524
Phoenix, AZ 85087-4524
: I'd be all in favor of new naval colors,
: including the Italian colors, BUT we could
: use accurate WW2 armor paints, particularly
: for the British Caunter scheme, the early
: war G3, 4, and 5, SCC15, a correct US OD,
: and Soviet colors at the very least. that's
: really what I'd like to see. With 2 British
: A10 kits released/being released, and an A9
: presumably in the pipeline proper premixed
: Caunter and G series colors would be really
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: Tru-Color Paint is seeking the input of the
: warship modeling community on what we should
: be developing for the market. Right now
: Tru-Color Paint is in development of nearly
: every color the U.S. Navy used in WWII,
: including the generic colors used on pre-war
: and on modern warships. We will have about
: 60 colors in this category by the time we
: are through with all the color matches and
: release of these through early 2019.
: What country's naval ships should be the
: next focus of Tru-Color Paint ? We have the
: color chips for German, Japanese and Royal
: Navy for WWII and can get the modern colors
: for these as well. We believe the modeler
: should have a say as to what we do next or
: should we do these concurrently with the
: U.S. Naval colors ? We look forward to your
: input and suggestions.
: Martin Cohen, PhD
: Tru-Color Paint