Re: isc. lozenge
Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:51:45 -0500 (EST)

>In the discussion of scale color it has been said that adding white
>to a color would change it too much, ie. red to pink. In "The
>Official Monogram painting Guide to luftwaffe Aircraft" they have a
>discussion on scale color and discuss this very matter. They state
>that as most camouflage colors are already of a low _chroma_, that is
>already on the gray end of the scale, white can be added without
>changing the hue of the color but only its intensity which is what we
>are trying to do. For brighter colors it would not work but that is
>something airliner and car modellers have to work out.
Very good point Doug. Modelers who paint Napoleonic figures and any figure
with lots of color will tell you that adding white to red gives not light-red
but pink. I haven't done any figures in recent years but I do remember having
fits with shading of the brighter colored uniforms.

To each his own.


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