Okay update, did a roll of Reala 100, shot a colour chart @ ISO 100, and -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, etc stops.
The negatives look pretty damn great to me, -1 and -2 seem the best, plus a few back yard scenes.
I think there is colour there, but its hard to tell with C41 with its orange mask on top of everything.
Development was 1+20 Rodinal, 24c for 31 minutes, plenty of agitation.
Just waiting for them to dry.
little bit of pushed saturation from one of the best exposures (4 stops underexposed from ISO100 - ie: ISO1600) -
OKay now.... levelled the colour channels individually using levels in Photoshop... then used channel mixer to swap the green and blue channels... then I did a Hue and Saturation, -36 on Hue and +66 on Saturation (also previously did heavy noise reduction on the colour targets as they could be seen without random colour noise affecting them so much from the scanner from such heavy processing).
Result: Red, Green, Blue on the left strip, Cyan, Magenta (kind of), Yellow on the right strip, while everything else is fracked up
But hey, the colour definately has been developed and discerned, they also all seem a bit dense with a small range (to the scanner, but look great to me), as I did a small bleach mix with plenty of fixer like the OP, am going to fully bleach and fix them now to see how much of the image is contributed from the silver, and how much from the dye.
edit: I'd say 90%+ of the image is from the silver layers, I bleached and fixed one of the really dense shots of the colour card and almost no image remains (but denser then the first tests on S800).
mikez: if you want to experiment further finding the right partial bleach bypass amount, skip bleach altogether and fix, then you can scan, and take it back and do a small bleach-fix, dry scan again and repeat until you find the best amount etc.
complete bleach and fix on one of the ISO100 shots which was too dense for the scanner (and now very thin).
similar process but +13 on hue and not as much on saturation (+20's)
Tomorrow I will try again with +6 to -6 shots on Rodinal 1+10 for an hour, though I might use parodinal equivalency to 1+10 (will make some up and compare developing times till it matches) as I dont feel like wasting 30 mls of Rodinal on a single roll of film for test purposes.
to give you an idea of just how thin the colour layers are even at 1+20, 31min, 24c, this is how it appears to the scanner with a tiny histogram and this one is probably the denset (exposed at box speed) -
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