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German Lozenge 1917 -1918
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 04:51 PM UTC

With some good results Wingnut Wings lozenge decals simulate the camouflage fabric applied to German aircraft during the First World War.


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Thanks!

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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 04:16 AM UTC
Thanks, Stephen, for a very good review.

Question: for someone like myself who isn't going to build a lot of string bags, what is the best option for these markings? WNW or one of the smaller AM guys?
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 06:02 AM UTC
Good review Stephen, full of gems of info too. Like I pointed out on my Roland Build the colours are vivid but easily toned to what each of us desires. Everyones opinion differs as to what looks right for them.

Thank you.


Keith
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks, Stephen, for a very good review.

Question: for someone like myself who isn't going to build a lot of string bags, what is the best option for these markings? WNW or one of the smaller AM guys?



Its a decision I have pondered as well. While I have done reviews on WNW and one other in this scale I have tried to be conservative in my judgements. The rating was close based on what you had to do to give the best impression of a fabric covered wing. The truth is it is going to have to be the modeler's choice.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 12:01 PM UTC
I have been waiting for this review to come out . Sure gives the reader some thinking to do on colours and how light and distance can effect things . Not brought up much, nice to have that as a refreasher .

Also a frist that any one has said their veiws on the top colours ( I don't like them at all ....too eduard ) , But like you said this is open to peoples taste on textureing and how they want the finish which is kinda cool to see different results .

Thanks for the excellent review Stephen
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 02:30 PM UTC
My thanks to all for your kind words. I am currently on the track of a large cut / section of 4 colour fabric that I have personally viewed (in another private collection). The purple was absolutely vivid. Cataloging these differences is a natural progression to this field of study. Its great to have a standard but to be realistic its best to know what was used and what was not. As the "German Lozenge 101 & 201" threads try to discuss, it helps everyone share more info about the how's, where's and why's of a subject.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:21 PM UTC
Excellent review Stephen – I do like your approach to the colour and texturing issue, leaving it to the modeler to decide which way to go. Food for thought and some very useful tips indeed!

Colours are a very subjective (and touchy) issue (as I well know through my trade as a designer). I have often thought statements too dogamtic that "absolutely for sure" nails a certain historic shade as "this or that" – rejecting all other interpretations. Even though there are samples and we have knowledge of the official pigments used – there are very many variables to take into consideration, as you indeed point out here.

Very interesting to read that dyes of the lozenge varied towards the end of the war, and also the effects caused when applying the dope.

Thank You very much for posting

Mikael