1⁄321:32 5-Colour Lozenge Decal Comparison
First Look comparisonNow that there is a range of after-market five colour 1/32 lozenge decals from different suppliers I thought it would be useful to put them side by side and see how they look.
To introduce the comparison I would like to quote from Wingnut Wings opening paragraph in their decal instructions:
"It is unlikely that there has been a single topic more controversial amongst WWI aircraft modellers than the subject of 'the correct' colours for German lozenge camouflage decals. Many different manufacturers have produced lozenge decals in the past and will continue to do so in the future, most of which have reportedly had their colours matched to existing samples of fabric, sometimes in person but frequently through intermediaries. Yet there is a great disparity in the colours presented by the various manufacturers."
There is no extent Idflieg report specifying what dyes were used so the question of colour accuracy will probably never be settled conclusively. There are however a multitude of surviving original flugzeugstoff fabric pieces which have been studied. This doesn’t provide conclusive evidence for colours either, however, because after being stored for around ninety years in a variety of conditions the fabric can become faded and the dope finish discoloured. Nevertheless it’s a key place to start.
This review covers 1/32 five colour lozenge decals from three suppliers: D.B. Decals, Wingnut Wings and Pheon Models.
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