[WWI] Tool trolley?

David Lombard david.n.lombard at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 13:33:22 EDT 2013

Been thinking about this.

Since I'm usually reading some directions to paint this color or that, it's
easiest and most accurate for me to read the name of the color and look for
that name rather than read the name, visualize the color, and then look for
that color.

I also noticed that I prefer to /also/ read the names of the several
Colourcoat paint tins that I have rather than just relying on the painted

Clearly though, visualizing the color or perhaps directly looking for the
color from an illustration may be easier for others.

Perhaps this gets back to how we communicate. Alternatively, perhaps you
first used, say, Humbrol tins with their painted lids, while I first used
jars with printed names. Yes, I can see the color though the glass, but I
still prefer the name.

On Aug 12, 2013 9:45 AM, "Thayer Syme" <thayer at gryffinaero.com> wrote:

> Fair enough. Sounds like a dab of paint on the white label might be a good
> strategy.
>  Depends on the palette I suppose. My preference is the name so I don't
>> have to pick up the jar to distinguish among related shades.
>> --
>> dnl
>> On Aug 12, 2013 9:08 AM, "Thayer Syme" <<mailto:thayer at gryffinaero.**com<thayer at gryffinaero.com>
>> >thayer at gryffinaero.com> wrote:
>> Speaking of organizing, I just figured out that a P-Touch labler allows
>> me to put a small label on the tops of paint jars so I can keep the jars in
>> boxes yet still rapidly find the color I want.
>> Is seeing the name more important than seeing the color? The first thing
>> I paint with a new jar is always part of the lid.
>> Thayer
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