Some good points there Karl,I myself think that the Gunze Sangyo Panzer Colors H403 is probably one of the darkest 'Dunkelgelbs' that I have ever used... And thats on a white primer coat!
The weathering should tone it down quite a bit though, I think I have achieved what I intended though with modulating the fixed items such as the exhaust shrouds and turret stowage bin, giving them different primer coats or pre-shading tones. The 'Dunkelgelb' chestnut rumbles on and on doesn't it? But as this is a OOB trying to stick to the instructions including colour chart, I'll let this one off the hook in respect to nailing the RAL7028 with the other manufacturers takes on Dark Yellow. David Byrden over on a thread on Missing-Lynx , that in his opinion preferred a Humbrol shade, as it was closest to some relics he had. Interestingly enough there are some images of some artifacts from the late western front on a few recent topics on ML at the moment, and the tones and shade vary considerably depending on the item coated and or it's sub primer coat.
The 'Rot Oxid' hull belly is a bit of a hypothesis, due to the simplification of the finishing process at Kassel near the time of production termination of the Tiger Ausf E, when production of the Tiger 1 reached a peak even with disruption of the assembly and finishing lines by allied bombing... Just a thought, maybe corners were cut such as base-coating already primer protected areas not normally in view.
Well the AB/Compressor has not played up to much, just the odd moisture 'flash'
Though nothing major, thankfully... And the weathering and filters should take care of the imperfections as they are surface level. Another thing that I need to look closer at with the GS paints is the thinning as the normal 5/6-1 cut for soft edge camo is a bit to heavy, ant separates quicker than Tamiya or Vallejo, not played with the Lifecolor set yet. Right not a lot other than the camo job photo-shoot then!
I tried to closely follow the scheme from M. Kenny's pre inferno photograph by Lt. Bill Cotton on the glacis and right-hand turret side, then followed OKW procedure
And tried to match the other planes to the style of the pattern, it works when you turn the turret through 360 degrees in 90 degree quadrants... I know I'm losing the plot again. Here are the images.
First up the Schokoladenbraun branches/bars/stripes whatever you want to call them really!
Then the Olivgrun...
And a quick check against the reference...
I know, I'll finish the painting as well, I intend to complete a colour plate for each of these Tigers... Fingers crossed eh?
Once again thanks for looking. and for being patient. I am trying to speed things up
Once agian thanks for the input Karl, it really does keep the grey matter ticking.