OK, just couldn't pass up the "Firesign Theatre" reference, but it seems somewhat appropriate. Recently I found a photo (attached) that caused me to doubt the finishes we endeavor to place on our kits. Most of the camoflaged finishes are treated as all-matte, or all-gloss, but rarely mixed. This shot of a late-war Spitfire seems to cast some doubt on that, as the Green is clearly nowhere near as matte as the Grey. Was this only a late war development, or had RAF finishes always been so? The shades of the colors receive endless discussion (argument!), but much less attention seems to be devoted to the "luster" of the colors. Have I gone years in these (and other) forums and missed every reference to this condition?