[WWI] silver dope

buz pezold pezo8481 at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 22 18:51:28 EST 2003

Tracy and Lance,

     Tracy thanks for asking the timely question on aluminum doped surfaces
and Lance for the suggestion with photo.
I am presently building a Nieuport 23 converting it from the Revell 1/72
Nieuport 17.  It's scheme will be of the 1st Fighter Detachment, Red Navy,
1919.  It will have aluminum doped undersurfaces with dark green and dark
brown camoflaged uppersurfaces.  Thank again everybody.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lance Krieg" <lance.krieg at amerus.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [WWI] silver dope

> Tracy asks if folks:
> "... mix white or grey into silver paint?"
> Yes, many of us do this, though I suggest starting with aluminum for a
> representation in these smaller scales.
> Take a look at this picture of a Nieuport and see if you think it
> works; that is SNJ metallic on the cowl, and a mixture of aluminum and
> light gray for the fabric-covered surfaces:
> http://www.wwi-models.org/Photos/Various/Tools/jig3.jpg
> Lance

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