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Colors for Flettner FL 282

March 12 2018 at 9:54 AM
David Nickels  (Login djnick66)
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I have the MiniArt Flettner kit and am really confused over the provided color schemes. The kit purports to build the V6 prototype machine, coded GF+YF and includes one set of decals for it, and four paint schemes.

One of the four paint schemes is a Hellblau/Dark Green scheme which may be a Flettner factory scheme. I have not seen GF+YF in it in photos. There are at least two movies showing GF+YF during sea trials that clearly show the machine in an overall light color. So, I am not sure how accurate the two tone, camouflage, option is for the V6 Flettner.

The three other kit paint schemes are light grey with different color fuselage bands. THose are all incorrect because there is no fuselage band. What looks like a band in some photos is just a shadow caused by the canvas/framework sections on the tail.

But, what is the overall light color? A book on German helicopters suggests it is Hellblau. The kit just says "light grey". Other kits use Hellblau or RLM 02. I think RLM 02 is too dark based on photos of the real machine.

Any suggestions?

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