I’m not too much of a stickler for getting the exact right shade of a color. Heck, I have no right to be. I build World War II machinery, at a time when the olive drab could be any color anywhere between green, yellow and brown, when stocks of red might be supplemented by barn paint, and when paints were far more susceptible to UV fading and damage than they are today.
So I don’t usually fret. As long as the color’s close enough, awesome.
Gearing up to paint the Spitfire VIII, I opened my bottle of Gunze-Sangyo Azure Blue and found something, well, not close enough. So I went out and bought Model Master’s version of RAF Azure Blue.
For the record, here’s a reference profile…just to set a baseline. Azure Blue is a sort of light-ish underside blue.
Now here are the two bottles of paint.
One of these is certainly in the ballpark. The other, well, WHAT THE HELL, GUNZE? What am I supposed to use that on?