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  1. "Don't Tell Me That It's Over" is clearly my favourite AM song
  2. Update: getting very close with ca 1/3 RAL1011 + 1/3 RAL7013 + 1/3 RAL8027 @Casey: can you do some math ?
  3. The colour is very very very indescribable. It is glossy and gets its tone due to a certain "thickness". This means it is very variable. It varies from grayish brown like a dark RAL 7006 to "caramel olive", close to Field Drab. If one sees this colour one understands in a second the PC10 rants. Do not forget this 1 brown earth pigment tinted with white. Add the different raw umber pigments used and the chaos is ready to embark. The raw umber I used is Daler & Rowney. Classic Pbr7. Nothing wrong with it. But there are lighter and greener ones. They do tend to be called "light" and "green" umber as well... so .... not sure it actually means anything. The mix of all elements except the umber looks like a semi transparent titan buff. So that may be a great road to try.
  4. Check out the WIP results: https://www.facebook.com/drabityourself
  5. Kate Bush is great. Reminds me though of the debut songs of Dutch Within Temptation. Their first album is almost 25 years old damn I'm getting older
  6. Dark Slate Grey is definitely not DOD41. But does not answer the question whether it was used as such or not.
  7. Official standards of Dark OD 41 and ANA613 are not similar at all besides the fact they are a kind of olive drab of course. Dark OD 41 was assumed to be equivalent to/ usable as Dark Green (not exactly a match). But I am a bit confused here and haven't touched this theme. EDSG = Extra Dark Sea Grey or Extra Dark Sea Green? DSG = Dark Sea Grey or Dark Slate Grey or Dark Sea Green? You see that's why numbers are invented
  8. OK Folks. Next step. And it is a big one. Not 100% true copy, but engineered approximation. - non-rectified/non-purified linseed oil - dark dryer - turpentine (you know the tree stuff) - raw umber oil paint paste - Flake white hue paint paste (I had the opportunity to buy lead white, but on top of it being rather on the toxic side it was 20 bucks for one small tube...) Mixed in the proportions as described. The flake white hue immediately felt like something different from zinc or titanium white, albeit based on both . It was low tinting, but not transparent. Ideal! And God, I love the smell of linseed oil and some turpentine. The dryer somewhat less... I'm so impatient. I'll let you guys know the dry result ASAP. But let me tell you already: it is again very close to FS30118 / 33105. Probably lighter since it is wet glossy, while the two FS colours are flat... After all these repetitive signs: the WW1 olive drab was in all probability a version of what we call field drab. And it is much closer to pig slob than any ww2 olive drab I've seen.
  9. Close up of thick glaze spots and FS30118...
  10. Absolutely. And it still looks grey in some conditions.
  11. By the way: Very close to a FS30118 swatch I have, but just slightly more greyish. think of a faded field drab jerrycan which got a clear coat.
  12. Results of raw umber + zinc white + glazing.
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