For the first time accurately depicting in decal form the long misunderstood dye-printed linen patterns devised by an art student for the German Fliegertruppe as a type of "dazzle"camouflage.
The initial five colour pattern was ordered into production in the Autumn of 1917 and was replaced in the Spring of 1918 by a four colour version with many variations and combinations of covering practices being recorded. We have tried to give as much variety as possible for you to decide how weathered or faded your subject may have looked, based on your references.
Our opinion is that the colours did not themselves fade during the aircraft's brief service life - but that the varnishes and dope covering did - allowing you to experiment with mist-coats, washes and filtering to bring your build to realistic life! Alternatively, an aircraftrolled out of the factory or Jasta hangar freshly delivered in all its garish, gaudy beauty still elicits the same open-mouthed shock!
We offer "Factory Fresh" or "Faded" options faithfully reproduced after many years studying real samples of WW1 printed linen.....
"Full pattern width" bolts for fuselages and "joined" sheets as they appeared on flying surfaces with subtle "linen weave" effect...saving hours of tedious work! Use kit decals or parts as templates.
"Night Lozenge" - the 5 colour pattern initially used on day bombing aircraft, swiftly overpainted or sprayed with dark blue tinted varnish when operations switched to night. Previously mistaken for a whole palette of different colours....
For slicing as rib tapes choose "White Decal Paper" which gives a solid colour Please note that some colour variations may occur as this is a different kind of paper
ATT72001 4 colour “lozenge” full pattern width for upper and lower surfaces inc. interior reversed (factory fresh)