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Offline RAGIII

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French Silver Dope Finishes
« on: November 06, 2018, 08:35:58 AM »
With the immanent release of the Copper State Nieuport XVII I thought I would ask this question. Did the French Aluminum Dope have a finish similar to the German Pfalz Silbergrau? In other words is it straight up aluminum or should we look to add a bit of grey to the mix?
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Offline davecww1

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Re: French Silver Dope Finishes
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 01:00:37 PM »
Hi Rick,
As far as I know the Nieuport 17 was straight aluminum dope,  no gray should be added. I asked Alan Toelle about Guynemer's 17 that appeared to have a grayer rear side of the fuselage but he said it was all the angle of the light hitting the aluminum.

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Re: French Silver Dope Finishes
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 12:10:43 AM »
Good information, thanks.

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Offline xan

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Re: French Silver Dope Finishes
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 01:02:32 AM »
it was a d ope with alu pigment against UV. No grey
It had to be very shiny, if we see how those fabric piece lools like 100 year ago....


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Re: French Silver Dope Finishes
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 10:00:07 AM »
Thanks for the replies! That fabric piece with the N3 insignia is awesome!
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Re: French Silver Dope Finishes
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »
Thanks for the pic Xan!
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Re: French Silver Dope Finishes
« Reply #6 on: Today at 03:52:11 PM »
SPECTACULAR pic thanks Xan