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New Feature: LUFT 46 COLOR CAMOUFLAGE APPL.
Tin_Can
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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 02:54 PM UTC
Peter Allen (flitzer) takes a break from all the reviews he's been doing and has written a short article on how to develope a realistic LUFT '46 camouflage finish. Color profiles are provided.

Just follow the link below to the article and feel free to leave feedback here.

LUFT '46 Colour Camouflage Application
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi there

A great piece of work Peter! Beautiful artwork and a real inspiration for anyone tackling a Luft '46 project.

One comment re- the schemes is that the undersides would possibly have been left in natural-metal in some cases, as was becoming common in order to save materials late in the war. (Of course, if we're talking '46, the Germans could have re-secured their oil supplies...).

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 08:54 AM UTC
Best answer I have ever had to any question, ever :-)
Nice feature Peter, I'm certainly getting more interested in luft 46, I particularly like the potential for some very interesting colour schemes. Thanks again :-)
Mal
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 06:52 PM UTC
Many thanks to all for the kind remarks.
But the thanks are all mine for having the opportunity to share a little of the subject I like best. Plus doing the camo profiles is a joy to do...not like work at all. Its as satisfying as doing the models themselves in many respects...although the models show an application in trrue perspective of how a scheme might look.
Thanks again....the 2nd part is almost ready.
Like most experiments...I was warned..lol...by Rowan....it's hard to stop when an experiment takes on a life of its own...

Cheers
Peter
:-)
flitzer
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 07:12 PM UTC
PS...Rowan mentioned a raw metal finish to undersides.
In the next part I will try a profile that includes a metal finish profile, or at least one in part.

Thanks again.
Cheers
Peter
:-)