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Luft '46 Pt. 9 - Fighters Vol. 3

In Part 1 of the series I mentioned an alternative way of choosing camo schemes other than those based on the RLM mixing experiment, which was to find references for an actual aircraft and apply its scheme and markings to the Luft 46 subject of a similar type/role, in this case fighters. Doing this should result in an authentic looking scheme on a possible Luft 46 replacement.

If one chooses this route it will probably be necessary to buy an after-market decal set. There are numerous Fw 190’s and Me 109’s available from Eagle Strike, Eagle Cal, Owl, Tally-Ho and Cutting Edge to name but a few. With this in mind I’ve done some schemes to illustrate this.

With one of the Me P1101 profiles I’ve tried to illustrate a possible scenario were non-German Axis pilots joined a group within the Luftwaffe towards the end of the war. In this case an Italian pilot, hence an Italianesque scheme.

I have also tried a new technique with regard to Photoshop. Two of the (July 44) Me P1101‘s have the same camo scheme but in different colours. Although I couldn’t resist adding a little extra “wave” pattern to the second one. To do this I took a completed scheme and tweaked the base colour layers in the “Hue/Saturation” section you’ll find in Image, then Adjust.
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About Peter Allen (flitzer)

Greetings to all. My real name is Peter Allen and I have recently returned to UK from working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a creative director in an advertising agency. My home town is Wigan in the north of England. I’m married to Emily, a Polish lass who tolerates my modelling well. I’ve wor...