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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?

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/produ...tid=3041&cat=3

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 »
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8557.msg157509#msg157509

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.

Cheers
GrahamB

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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48499062451/in/dateposted/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48499062716/in/dateposted/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48499235062/in/dateposted/