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Hallo

This is my attempt of getting the paint scheme of the Halberstadt CL.II right done. The photos from the original in the museum in Krakow I use as a guideline. The proposal from WNW is spraying with reduced air pressure. So you create a circular pattern, instead of an irregular pattern. Since the cowling is missing, I think to do it in analogy to the Fokker E1 with aluminum coat and the pattern as shown.

I am not sure, but in the web I found nothing to relay on.

Archive photos and the original in Krakow are my only holdings.

Anyway the model is complete with all the interior. The instruction is as usual in WNW. Some errors in numbering, corrected on their website. The steps of assembling sometimes impossible, but since I know the models and their mistakes I get along.

Well so far, any suggestions?

Happy modelling

 

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Interesting colour scheme.

 

If I was to try and replicate this I might try to use a medium to coarse sponge to apply the paint.  Dip the sponge in your thinned paint, wipe of most of the paint on a paper towel and dapple the colour onto the surface you are painting.  You will need to try a test piece first so that you can get a feel for the technique, the paint, and how much to thin your paint. Armour modellers use this technique for adding weathering in form of paint chips or similar.

 

These youtube videos may help describe the process and provide some inspiration:

 

 

 

 

Another technique I have seen used by Gunpla modellers is to use plastic kitchen wrap to create marbled like effect.  First apply your paint to the models surface, apply the plastic wrap, then remove the plastic wrap. This video is a good demonstration and may provide some ideas:

 

 

Good luck, I can't wait to see how your model turns out.

 

cheers, Graham

 

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Dov,

 

Starting to look good. Nicely done.

 

It looks like everything starts to blend in nicely with every additional layer.

 

There are other WWI aircraft with similar finishes. I wonder how the real aeroplanes were painted to achieve this look.

 

cheers, Graham

 

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Real aircrafts were painted by big brushes and sponge like tools on big sticks.

Was much faster than full paint, and on the other hand an excellent camo.

To compare today with digital patterns.

Why? Because the boundary of the a/c gets lost.

An excellent idea. I postponed this particualar build, because of this.

I have a huge stock of WNW aircraft and others from WW1 to build, so I asked my wife what to do next.

She had no clue about this issue, so I had to do it.

You also may have a chance in WW2 to build the Bf-109 from Wick from the BoB.

This a/c has a simmilar pattern too.

Happy modelling

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Hallo

 

Here we are dealing with a fatal error.

The cutouts for the struts and turnbuckles on the top of the top wing.

I am surprised when such a renowned company makes such nonsense.

To err is human.

But you should also control and check what you do.

Or is it just aloofness?

To get such crap delivered for the high price is just a cheek!

 

This is a good good bye for WNW, one of the last kits!

 

Happy modelling

 

 

 

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On 01/12/2021 at 03:03, dov said:

Here we are dealing with a fatal error.

The cutouts for the struts and turnbuckles on the top of the top wing.

I am surprised when such a renowned company makes such nonsense.

Rubbish. The cut outs in that decal are to expose the painted metal brackets on top of the wing. You can see them in the nicely model built on the Wingnut Wings website.

 

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3195&cat=5

 

 

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On 26/11/2021 at 03:24, dov said:

Hallo

This is my attempt of getting the paint scheme of the Halberstadt CL.II right done. The photos from the original in the museum in Krakow I use as a guideline. The proposal from WNW is spraying with reduced air pressure. So you create a circular pattern, instead of an irregular pattern. Since the cowling is missing, I think to do it in analogy to the Fokker E1 with aluminum coat and the pattern as shown.

I am not sure, but in the web I found nothing to relay on.

Archive photos and the original in Krakow are my only holdings.

Anyway the model is complete with all the interior. The instruction is as usual in WNW. Some errors in numbering, corrected on their website. The steps of assembling sometimes impossible, but since I know the models and their mistakes I get along.

Well so far, any suggestions?

Happy modelling

 

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Good luck but unfortunately the Krakow museum Halberstadt is not painted correctly. It's camouflage does not look like WW1 Halberstadt camouflage. 

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