[WWI] French Strutter

Mike Muth mikemuth at ptd.net
Sun Jan 16 23:03:50 EST 2005

Yeah, that is sort of what I suspected, at least regarding the mottling and 
the lower wings anyway.
Thanks Matt and the others who answered.
Mike Muth
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt Bittner" <tbittners at sprintmail.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [WWI] French Strutter

> On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 15:29:12 -0500, Mike Muth wrote:
>>     Is there a question on whether they were all aluminum? The one I am
>> doing was interned by the Dutch. The top of the fuselage seems to be 
>> factory
>> painted...probably a dark green. The top of the upper wing can't be made
>> out, The under wing is invisible. The fuselage sides have a squiggly
>> mottling similar to Luftwaffe stuff. The bottom right wing has a weird 
>> kind
>> of silver and green camo effect. SO, I guess I will go with 
>> silver/aluminum
>> and green.
> The thinking with this Dutch one is that it was actually painted
> - probably in the field - by the Dutch.  I would paint it how the
> profiles show it, but use aluminum instead of CDL.
> However, as Dennis Miller says:  "That's just my opinion, and I
> could be wrong." :-)
> Matt Bittner

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