Okay, the topic has come up several times. Whow wants to volunteer as “Color Coordinator”? (No interior decorator jokes, please!)
I see this as a table type arrangement:
Across the top for column headings- list the type of round (tracer, AP, incendiary, frangible, etc)
Down the side for the rows- (each row to really include two rows)
List country and period and reference in the first column
Then use a double row with the upper row listing the color and the lower row listing location (tip, primer annulus, mouth seal, etc)
It is possible to do the table in a web page and make each cell a different color, so you could visually show red, black, green, etc in the upper part of the row for color id as well as label it by name.
Much easier to look under a country and spot the color you are looking for when trying to ID things.
As an interim step we COULD post a scan of non-copyrighted publications (or copyrighted if we have permission) showing existing ID charts.
If interested, please PM me and I will see who all is interested. Looks like we need a geeky type person to put it together and some data miners to find the info to be included. As with other IAA website projects- there is no pay for anyone, just the satisfaction of seeing stuff happen.
NOTE: If you don’t volunteer, you forfeit any right to complaing about how it isn’t getting done…