[WWI] WWI List Re: Hyperscale W29 build - strange lozenge

Rob Stewart rob at rob-stewart.to
Fri Jul 29 13:22:20 EDT 2011


DSA has an article on the subject, complete with references over at the 
Aerodrome.

http://tinyurl.com/3tua3rv

Rob Stewart

On 7/29/2011 5:51 AM, Stuart Malone wrote:
> Datafile 55 Brandenburg W29
>
> Blue Pattern
> Light Violet Grey Blue - Methuen 19C2
> Light Blue - Methuen 22C4
> Mid Blue - Methuen 21E3
>
> Brown Pattern
> Deep Blue - Methuen 20E3
> Purple - Methuen 13E3
> Brown - Methuen 5E3
>
> Alas, I don't have the Methuen book to make any sense of these codes and
> therefore cannot shed any more light on the subject other than to state
> the obvious that there is no mention of green/orange/brown or
> pink/salmon in either schemes. Maybe something went drastically wrong
> with the digital camera or photo editing software. It is a very nice
> model and presents itself stunningly.
>
>
> Stuart Malone
>
>
>
> On Jul 29, 2011, at 7:00 AM, Michael Kendix wrote:
>
>> The only evidence I could find was the colour descriptor at the end of
>> the Datafile 55, with a little schematic of hexagons and a colour
>> call-out. I do not have it to hand but I don't think it said anything
>> about rose or pink.
>>
>> As you suggest, WWI colours are difficult to pin down.
>>
>> Merlin
>>
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>> From:bristolf2b at hotmail.com <mailto:bristolf2b at hotmail.com>
>> To:wwi at wwi-models.org <mailto:wwi at wwi-models.org>
>> Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:54:11 +1000
>> Subject: Re: [WWI] Hyperscale W29 build - strange lozenge
>>
>> Michael (Micky to his friends ;-) says
>>
>> >Anyone else seen this?
>> >
>> >http://www.hyperscale.com/2011/features/hbw232dw_1.htm
>>
>> I suspect that I will see it in the flesh/plastic at QMHE in 3 weeks
>> time. Dave Wilson lives locally.
>>
>> >The lozenge has pink, which looks unlike any other naval hex lozenge
>> I've seen.
>> >Any comments? Looks like a fine build though.
>>
>> It is. And notice that he *brush* painted it, which I find very
>> impressive (despite his using Citadel paints which make even that dark
>> art *somewhat* easier).
>>
>> Absent any evidence whatever, I can hardly criticise WNW's research,
>> but then I'm not giving them any greater credence than I give any
>> other manufacturer either. After 90+ years there's bound to be a lot
>> of guesswork involved no matter how self confident the "authority"
>> might be, and so long as the colours aren't offensively unlikely
>> they're pretty well impossible to prove or disprove absolutely. Six of
>> one or half a dozen of the other?
>>
>> Shane
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>> My Strine is a Toad in Disguise
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>> Quidvis recte factum,
>> quamvis humile, praeclarum
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