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Offline edgardo gil

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Fokker EIII beige or grey/green
« on: May 27, 2019, 01:39:45 PM »
Looking at the instructions of some Fokker EIII made by Wingnut wings I note that the Fokker colour some times are beige and others gray.
When I must paint one color or other?

Many thanks.

Offline Rob_Owens

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Re: Fokker EIII beige or grey/green
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 08:05:31 AM »
Since the Fokker E-types were operational during the period when camouflage of combat aircraft (and the very concept of "combat" aircraft itself!) was in its infancy, I don't think there is a "rule" to be followed. During the period it was more important for the nationality of all combatants' aircraft to be readily apparent, to avoid "friendly fire" incidents. I would follow WnW's instructions for the specific aircraft you'd like to model, as their research/documentation is extremely thorough.

Someone, please chime in with a better reply than mine!

Regards, Rob

Offline GrahamB

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Re: Fokker EIII beige or grey/green
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 09:08:29 AM »

Try this. My own interpretation butIi'm confident that many Eindeckers were not uniform beige or grey-green. Take time to look at photographs in the various publications and read Ian Huntley's excellent article on early German camouflage practices.


See my WNW E.IV (late 1916) based on a photo - showing accretion of camouflage practices mentioned by Ian Huntley. Got a 1st prize at a Wellington Model Show. This is an extreme (late) example though.