[WWI] Halb. Cl.II Fuselage Colors

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Sat Jul 2 16:12:51 EDT 2011

Check out my BM Cl II, I used OOB acrylics, that looked a good match to my loz colors, I cut a small round brush way down, and stippled the colors on until it looked good to me, I thi nk it worked. I didn't like the  Mirage stipple decals at all, and plan on doing the above again, it didn't take that long, really. 


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From: "Mike Vice" <jmikl2957 at comcast.net> 
To: wwi at wwi-models.org 
Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2011 1:20:08 PM 
Subject: [WWI] Halb. Cl.II Fuselage Colors 

                I'm staring at the contents of a Mirage Halb. Cl.II, along with the fuselage "stippled"-color decals, and my Methuen Handbook of Colour.  The decals appear to be far too light, given that the blue stippling over the four or five lozenge colors, per references, is supposed to be Prussian Blue (Methuen 21F7) which is very dark.  That said, I think I want to try to hand-paint the fuselage with approximately 600 mm lozenges and stipple it with Prussian Blue.  To the problem: 

                1.  There is no Prussian Blue available through Hannants, Squadron, or Roll Models.  Does anyone have a source?  If not, do you have a mixture for me?  That is, if I start with a darkish blue like Insignia Blue, what colors should I add to it and in what proportions? 

                2.  Has anyone tried to recreate the five-color fuselage lozenges which, per various Datafiles, are Deep Greyish Violet (17E5-6), Honey Yellow/Khaki (4-5D6), Deep Greyish Green (28D5-6), Deep Greyish Turquoise (24E-F6), and Dullish Deep Blue (21E6-7)?  Which colors did you use? 

                Deep Greyish Violet appears to be German lilac with a bit of dark grey.  Honey Yellow/Khaki seems to be German RLM Yellow with a fair amount of brown.  Deep Greyish Green looks to be German Pale Green with a touch of dark grey and Dullish Deep Blue could be German RLM Blue with some dark grey.  I have no idea what to do for the Turquoise.  Since the Prussian Blue stippling will cover a good deal of the hand-painted lozenges I suppose that their colors need not be terribly exact, but what do you all say? 


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