The circus is landing!...
re-designed for the Meng/WNW Fokker DR.I and F.I!
Designed by Juanita Franzi and myself with colour guidance from Alan Toelle.
All sets include upper, lower surface and interior decals.
Subtle weave and in some cases, weathering effects, enhance the illusion of a fabric covered model aeroplane.
Match whichever brand of paint you prefer for the metal areas, struts and undercarriage to the applied, finished decal colours.
Each manufacturer of German aircraft had their own take on camouflage colours, usually but not always complying with Idflieg guidelines.
Fokker green, I believe, was a medium green, its hue only altered by the varnish as it aged.
Capture and combat reports on Fokker triplanes describe the finish as "green", "olive green" and "brown" and this is explained by the ageing of the linseed element of the dope used, once exposed to the elements for a period of time. Several surviving linen examples we have studied (and some you'll see on the internet) have changed colour to a tobacco brown/yellow glazed effect in the subsequent 100 years, which cannot be assumed to have been achieved during the aircraft's relatively short service life.
Future generic sets and some choice future schemes will feature this effect.
These decals represent the fresh appearance of this streaked paint effect and you should match your metalwork colour, with a scale satin/gloss effect, to the densest green (or individual pilot's colour) on the sheet.
New, shiny dope, varnish and paint soon matted once exposed to the elements.
No two triplanes finish was identical (despite what has recently been said) and you can apply your own random streaking, in matched green, to copy photographs of a particular machine.
ATT32305 (for Meng kit) Fokker Dr.I streaked camouflage, pale blue painted linen undersurfaces
Generic streaking on upper surfaces and blue under on clear backing.
4 x sheet set includes undersurface painted blue linen and interior decals with instrument faces, including tiny sheet of screen printed Axial logos and cowling Fokker data plate!
Apply your choice of linen colour as gloss primer for the streaking decals.
Undersurface of this "clear" set will require either linen colour of your choice and/or white painted fields before you decal.
ATT32306 (for Meng kit) Fokker Dr.I streaked camouflage on unbleached linen, pale blue painted linen undersurfaces
Generic streaking on upper surfaces over unbleached linen effect and blue undersurface with unbleached linen national insignia fields.
4 x sheet set includes undersurface painted blue linen and interior decals with instrument faces, including tiny screen printed sheet with Axial logos and cowling Fokker data plate!