[WWI] Re: WWI Digest, Vol 1, Issue 740
mark_.m at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 30 13:53:42 EST 2003
No, I don't think there was this much variation in lozenge
colors in WW1.
Fact is - this is not a painted scheme, and with a few
exceptions was not created in the field.
the fabrick was dyed at the factory, so I think we can expect a
certain amount of uniformity.
Yeah, dye lots vary a lot - but not THAT much. ;-)
also, according to DSA - all the lozenge fabrick was made by one
> But couldn't it be that the color variation ad nauseum, that
> is seen today,
> may very well have been true then, as most work done "in the
> day" was passed on
> from person to person, often by text, not a picture example or
> in an in
> person example application? So yesteryears Interpretation may
> very well have been
> as varied as today's reinterpretation. Plausible in mixing
> color is only a "one
> part of" any given color away from variation, in the field,
> one makes do with
> what one has on hand at any given time, don't you think, or,
> do the ground
> crews wait to paint the barron's aeroplane and ready for
> combat for the day the
> new shipment of Humbrol arrives? Just a thought.
> Jeff Finney
> Southern California
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