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Re: Best color match for British Victorian yellow/buff
Posted by Bob Cicconi on November 29, 2017, 3:31:37, in reply to "Best color match for British Victorian yellow/buff"
I don't think Combrig makes any recommendations regarding color matches for various color schemes, but I use Floquil's Depot Buff for that color when building Victorian era ships. They don't make the solvent based colors any more but Floquil may still have that color in its acrylic line. I also used the White Ensign Buff which has a slightly more orange cast to it. Don't forget- the black-and-white photos of the day have a tendency to distort the actual colors that were used. The same ship under different lighting conditions or from different angles, etc., may look completely different and throw you off when trying to determine the original color. In addition, you can't trust colorized photos or paintings to be 100% accurate either. Anyway- who is here today that can tell you what color is correct? Unless there is a color standard of the exact color, or a piece of a ship that has a pristine original paint job on it, whatever color you choose is speculative.
: I have looked at numerous models, and am
: confused by the funnel and mast color the
: British used during the Victorian era. At
: times, it looks like a dark orange. Yet
: sometimes it appears nearly yellow. Any
: advice would be welcome. What does Combrig
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