The contrast also needs to be pulled back from 3.5 to 3 or even 2.5. I thought in the testing that contrast 3.5 looks best but it is too high, need to pull back and get some tonality. I can do local contrast enhancement-improvement with bleach in the secondary printing process.
A difficult but essential exhibition print. I will have some food, a bit of a rest then re attack it in a few hours. It might be worth trying this negative in the 8x10 Durst color head diffusion enlarger.