ATT24020 (for Meng kit) Fokker F.I 103/17 Ltn. Werner Voss resin conversion set and full decals, 'blue painted linen' upper airframe
Resin conversion set with full decal scheme to create Voss' iconic F.I 103/17.
Set includes full cowling, tail and rudder, gun padding, elevator and rudder control horns particular to the F.I prototypes, designed with Mike Swinburne, Gerry Mos designed 3d printed control column, full streaking camouflage decals including instrument faces and interior, alternative natural linen fuselage insignia and rudder panels PLUS screen-printed Voss cowling 'face' decal, designed with Juanita Franzi.
This 'blue' scheme better explains the Squadron 56 combat report of McCudden - a "silvery blue triplane". The overall pale blue dope explains why there is no blue edging to fuselage bottom edge or around tail surfaces, as is evident on later, clear-doped production machines.
Leaving the fuselage national markings fields and rudder in doped linen rather than white-painted is a possibility, explaining the odd pure-white painted repairs seen on one photograph. Why this practice wouldn't have been repeated on the top wings of this prototype is another inconsistency and a mystery.
A supplementary decal sheet is included to allow for this option, as is a screen printed cowling 'face', which may - or may not - have been present at the time of Voss' last flight. Considering the close proximity of the seven Squadron 56 pilots in this final battle to his machine, many of them observing the action closely before engaging, it is strange that the 'face' or contentious yellow cowling is not mentioned by any in their reports..
A possible conclusion would be that the painted cowling was damaged in a previous action and had been replaced by a regular one for the morning of the 23rd September...