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IrishKiwi

Roden Fokker Triplane - Green Camouflage

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I am about to start the Roden 1/32 Fokker Triplane and want to do the green wash camouflage for the fuselage and upper wing surfaces that was found on many Triplanes.  I have come across some ideas for doing this but I am keen to hear other modellers opinions and experiences on this? 

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I did the same kit last year, using the Gunsight Graphics 'Fokker streak' decals over Tamiya acrylic CDL mix, and it came out quite well. (Link here.) Not sure whether those decals are still on the market (I'd gotten mine some years ago), but they were easy to use, and produced quite a nice effect. (I've also tried hand-brushing it in the past...which came out okay...but the decals were better.)

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My attempt (1/48 Dragon kit) was with Tamiya Deck Tan protected by a coat of Future then streaked with Pactra Fokker Green;

 

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Edited by Tony Edmundson

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I haven't tried them , but I have a set of Micro-sculpt 1/48 scale Fokker Streaking decals.  They do look nice, probably better than my painted attempt.   You'd be very lucky if you could find a set of Gunsight Graphics 1/32 Fokker Decals.

 

Model On !!

 

Tony

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Irishkiwi, Tony's example is a good example of the effect you want. This thread has a worked example of how to get something similar without having to resort to decals.

Steve.

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Hi Guys, many thanks for your replies.  The Gunsight Graphics decals which did come out in 1/32 scale would be great but it seems they are no longer available unless they appear on the second-hand market. If there is anyone out there who know where these can be obtained please advise.   The other approaches are also good especially the use of several colours blended to produce a stunning effect.  

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Paul Leaman wrote years ago that the old Humbrol RFC green was an almost perfect match for the streaking he had seen on original samples.

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On my 1/48 triplanes, I use the same method the factory did. With a bit of practice, it's actually not too difficult and if you intend to do more than one, each is unique, rather than an identically marked, decalled lineup.

 

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