Prior to paint chip cards and references we painted as best we could . Then we learned and evolved raising our own standards of acceptance. Nearly all my early modern USN models are painted in Light Ghost Gray and 5H until I heard a convincing argument and changed.
And even if you decided to follow historical directives and purchase 5H no guarantee that which is coming out of the bottle will ever match historic 5H.
Some of us build for historic accuracy. There lies the challenge and the enjoyment of our hobby.
I am currently trying to paint the MS-22 camo scheme on my South Dakota class Battleship model but am confused. according to my camo book it says to use S-H haze grey on the superstructure and gun mounts. yet I was told that is not accurate to use light gull grey instead. Can anyone please tell me which is the right color?
I would appreciate any advise on this, and I thank you for your time.