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  1. Despite not being a restoration or colour photograph this image is quite informative (from the Alan Norman Feary Facebook page) . Would the "one true" dark earth please stand up...
  2. You seem very sure that the RAF Museum Vol3 book dark green and dark earth colour chips are the only correct interpretations of these colours. What proof is there to back this up? Even if we were to discount WWII era colour photographs as unreliable, Numerous WWII RAF aircrew recollections of flying "sand and spinach" painted aircraft would tend to be at least one more line of evidence indicating that there were variations of these colours.
  3. The Wingleader Avro Lancaster Mk.I/III Early Production Batches 1941-1943 book answers all the window (and turret colour) questions. Unfortunately I don't have my copy at hand to be able to help. Maybe someone else does? https://www.wingleader.co.uk/shop/lancasterearlywpa5
  4. According to Osprey Aces this is N3072 of 611 Squadron.
  5. Don't know if this will work but Imperial War Museum photograph "IWM COL 750" is a WWII era colour photo of a Tempest Mk.V showing the inside gear doors... https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205225461 And "IWM COL 44" shows the same for a Tempest Mk.II... https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205191271
  6. Some 241 Squadron photos on the IWM website (click)
  7. Nice but for the uninitiated such as myself, what is the scale and model #?
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    Junkers D.I

    Wingnuts covered Friekorps use really quite well in their Junkers D.I model. You can (for the time being) see lots of photos and colour info on their website http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/product?productid=3180
  9. For your early KM-C you should ignore museum examples. http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3193&cat=2
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    Eindekker questions

    The best single reference is the quite new Windsock Fokker Eindecker Compendium part 2. Airfix is best, for an E.II and early production E.III (these are essentially the same as each other). The late production E.III had the magazine in the cockpit, not off the starboard side like the E.II and early production E.III. The original Fokker E.III Windsock Datafile plans have major problems (reprinted not to correct scale and some details).
  11. No ID with the ebay sale, but the other photo of this scene published in the Datafile (and Cross & Cockade Volume 13 Number 3 from 1972) identify it as coming from Flieger-Abteilung (A) 292b. This same photo also confirms the common C.IIa style of lMG 08 forward firing machine gun (not a captured Lewis gun). And no mouth or eye painted on the nose.
  12. This would appear to be the real aircraft.Unfortunately the color scheme appears to be based on an old profile illustration and not a real aircraft (that I have ever seen proof of). The mouth & eyes are copied from a single famous C.II. The diamond shaped fish scales would appear to have been an invention of the original illustrator. A single photo was published in the Windsock Datafile and a 2nd (clearer) photo was recently listed/sold on eBay (photo linked above). Comparing both photos confirm it was an early production C.IIa and that the fish scales
  13. At least we have progressed somewhat from "For Pete's sake, the RFC/RNAS/RAF didn't paint rigging wires..." to agreeing that "....bracing wires on some aircraft are painted". Small steps is all it takes.
  14. The reference to horizon blue French rigging was as a refutation to the assertion that on war planes they would not bother painting rigging. Clearly they did. Perhaps "demanded" was too strong a word since it appears to have been too distracting. By all means keep believing the RFC, RNAS & RAF never had thier RAF wires painted/japanned. Your WW1 models will probably still look very nice. Especially nice if you prefer the jewel-like glistening shiny silver rigging. Clearly until Black Knight or I locate and post/link to smoking gun reference documents you will be un
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