Painting and weathering the poles was an interesting study of colors. When you start to truly look at a real pole, you find out colors are more subtle than you could imagine.
Most insulators were painted gray, but for variation, a few ones are dark brown just like in real life. If I'm ever making a single transformer pole, it will probably be black. I remember a lot of thems were black back in the 80s.
Several colors and hues were used as full strength paint, washes and semi-diluted form. I'm quite happy that bamboo skewers and Atlas plastic poles are now impossible to tell appart. And you, are you able to tell me which ones are plastic and wood?