Re: Battle over Europe
for sure the under lying surface will make a huge difference to the exhaust staining a bare metal finish is poles apart from matt olive green ,, also of note was the purple comment about the olive finish ,, I wouldn't be too hasty on that one either I'd say it bleaches to a paler shade ,,, the purple idea probably comes from poor quality old colour film stock of the day that depicted olive greens as purples at times ,,, a howler airfix made through following old film stock was to release the first version of the B17 " a bit o lace " with box art and instructions depicting control surfaces in purple it was later discovered film stock had made salvaged olive control panels appear purple on the bare metal airframes they were fitted to
if at first you don't succede !!!!
give skydiving a miss !!