1/32 Fokker DVII "lozenge" and streaked decals for the Wingnut Wings model..
This choice is offered as each aircraft would have had a different Tarnstoff (Lozenge) fabric "footprint".
I didn't want all your models to look the same!
The effect of these colours "in the field" was almost butterfly-like and some units, doubtful of the camouflage effectiveness of these patterns immediately over "painted" the new fabric with tinted dope in an attempt to subdue the startling appearance.
This effect can easily be achieved with mist-coating "tobacco" coloured varnish and, as aircraft that spent more than a couple of weeks in service soon started to lose their sheen to sun, whether, oil, fuel and dirt, you can consider perished and bloomed varnish effects.
Here's a guide to help you choose from the menu...
Which manufacturer produced your chosen subject, Fokker, Albatros or O.A.W?
We have followed the old Dan san Abbott dicta that each manufacturer had their own method of applying the linen bolts to airframes. A general pattern of application is borne out by study of many photographs but is not written in stone and many variations occurred.
Study any available references and photos, if you have them, to make as "informed" a choice as possible as to your model's "footprint"..
Does your chosen subject have an over-painted tail? If so, you'll just need the wing and fuselage sets..
Some modellers like to see a "ghost" of the underlying lozenge fabric beneath the overpainting, in which case you can perhaps use the kit
decals for that?...
Your study, or WNW instruction manual, will show whether your subject is covered in 4 or 5 colour Tarnstoff "Lozenge" and the likely colour of rib tapes. I believe plain linen tapes were much more extensively used than previously imagined. A blue, pink or linen tape will have the exact same appearance in photographs. Dear D.S.A could not possibly have told the difference between them but it made for a nice, convenient theory..
For those wishing to really "gild the lily" that is this extraordinary kit, why not add our gorgeous Fokker seat (modelled correctly for the first time, ever)? We have included linen covering for it (NOTE : not tailored to the kit part) with the fuselage sets.
So, remember, to make your selection :
Four or five colour "lozenge" or streaked?
Which colour rib tapes?
Do you need wings and/or fuselage and matching tail?
That should help!...if not email me
1/32 Fokker DVII "lozenge" fuselage sets
1/32 Fokker DVII "lozenge" wing sets
1/32 Fokker DVII "lozenge" tail sets
ATTRES 022 WW1 German Fokker DVII seat and cushion
Modelled accurately for the first time - the distinctive "flare" sided Fokker type aircraft seat, with cushion cast separately
Scaled for the DVII and EV from Achim Engels (Fokker archive based) drawings, this also works with the Roden F.I and Dr.I but is slightly larger than the new Meng/WNW DR.I kit version.