I would have LOVED to have girlfriends who built models of any type when I was growing up. We had some family friends who had three daughters, and we always got along famously! I dated the middle daughter Linda , when I was in my mid-teens. But then, I always got along better with girls and women all my life. I only have two close male friends besides my Nephew and his Dad...
Yes, I have the earlier RAF Roundels with the YELLOW "surrounds" on ALL roundels in several other decal sets; those are the Roundels I spoke of earlier. These and other, later-style Roundels are also included on these decal sheets. I THINK these are made by MINISTRY of SMALL AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION(?) I DO plan on building a really early Spit with those types of Roundels, sometime. PLUS, I have a whole bunch of other WWII RAF decal sets, besides!
My issue is with the SHADE of the EDUARD "YELLOW". IMO, I think that it is too much like "LEMON YELLOW". Like you, I've also read somewhere of EDUARD's deliberately-engineered translucence of the YELLOW for their decals of these Mk.I Spits. I can replicate this "translucence" and a more suitable appearance (to my eyes, at least), in the SHADE of this YELLOW by using one of my airbrushes with a thinned-down mix of RLM 04 GELB, a drop of INSIGNIA RED, a healthy addition of CLEAR GLOSS, and using a stencil for the shape of the roundel, itself. Then, the BLUE/WHITE/RED Roundel decal can be affixed atop the YELLOW Roundel. Sounds complicated, but that doesn't bother me in the least. It's not a "major thing" with me. I'll just use the above-described method, or I'll be "lazy" and just use some of my other Roundel decals, that's all...
I've also seen photos and artists' depictions of Spitfires with the BLACK/WHITE Undersides, where the BLACK WING had the Roundel with the YELLOW "surround". An example of an EDUARD Mk.I in this color scheme will also find itself into my collection! Isn't it GREAT to see and experience models of this caliber, making use of the very latest plastic-engineering?
I think a more "correct" YELLOW for these Roundels would be very similar to the YELLOW which Kit Maker Network uses, such as that which we see on THIS site.
THIS IS NUTS! Going so "APE" over a particular shade of YELLOW!!! We almost sound as bad as the "PANZER BOYS" over on ARMORAMA when they're yapping about "DUNKELGELB"!!!
Thanks for your input, Jessie!
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PS- That's a GREAT SHOT of a very early Spitfire Mk.I you posted! That's EXACTLY what I have in mind, plus a slightly newer Mk.I in No.19 Squadron guise, as shown in the EDUARD Instructions. EDUARD DOES INDEED have a Mk.II coming in December...