@Allan: I have replied in detail to your questions on the blog!
@ Paul: I was afraid someone would ask one day! It was a homemixed paint I made since could not find a shade that I felt looked right. I started with a dark brown and mixed in lots of white till I got the colour of bleached wood. Washed it with a homegrown brown wash (1 part chocolate brown, 10 parts water, 1 part white glue) and drybrushed with the original colour with a yet a little more white mixed in. Sorry I can not give you anything better, but I have been unable to find any colour that matches mine with either Valejo, CdA, GW or Foundry.