When a random person looks at the variegated colouring and infinate amount of camouflage shades of the planes in the Great War, that person is amazed. When a modeller tries to understand this variety of colours and more importantly copy it onto his model, they usually end up being completely lost.
Whilst the situation around the colouring of the planes flying in the WW2 is thanks to the FS code and German RLM standarts quite exactly mapped and therefore easy for the colour producers to create, the truth behind the exact shades for the planes in WW1 still remains uncertain. This is due to the partial informations about the colour stucture and also the impossibility to compare the colours to the photographs from that time (since they are only black-white).
Another problem during the determination of the exact shades, that might be possible to deduce according to the preserved airplanes of at least their parts, is their age, which causes the colouring to fade and by that creates colour degradation for the needs of the modellers.
After more than 2-year long research and comparing of the chemical elements in the preserved samples, I have suceeded in determing the structure of the colours with 100% accuracy. Thanks to this I could make the basic palett of the German’s war aviation prescribed coating. The shades, used by certain squadrons out of the basic colour range are still worth discussion, since according to the chemical elements, these shades might have been replaced by several different pigments. If we look at the Jasta 5 for example, the green coating of the tail areas might have been done with Kadmium chromoxid but also with chromoxid green.
The shades are made to be the exact imitations of the exact pigments used at that time and place the original producers chose to work at. This not only guarantees the authenticity but also “real” reactions of the colours on the model (transparency of certain shades etc.).
The colours are stored in dark-brown bottles with a retro-styled label consisting of the original name of the colour and its numeric marking. Each bottle contains 20ml of colour and a glass bead, that presents an excellent solution for mixing the colour which other more commercial producers should consider providing in their products.