I started the D.IIIa with the intentions of doing Hans Bethge's from Jasta 30 wi
th the horizontal fuselage stripes. But after getting the FMP Pfalz book with cl
earer pictures of Max Holtzem's D.IIIa I changed my mind. As the images show I a
m in the full lozenge camp as far as Holtzem's Pfalz is concerned. In comparing
photos of Pollinger's A/C and Holtzem's I felt that the top wing could also be l
ozenge. To me it appears to be a darker shade of mottled grey as opposed to a li
ghter silbregreu (sp). I also love the look of lozenge so I am a bit biased. At
any rate I had lots of fun (dicta Ira) with this 10 month project.