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Legion 422 Sep 2015 7:10 a.m. PST

Anyone make WWI German Lozenge Camo decals ? Or even 10-15mm ? Thanks !

monk2002uk22 Sep 2015 7:29 a.m. PST

Lozenge camo is dead easy to paint in 6 mm. I don't know of any decals though.


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Sep 2015 7:31 a.m. PST

There are a couple of firms do 1/144, but I've never seen it in smaller scales than that.

Legion 422 Sep 2015 7:33 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, yes, it would be fairly easy to paint. But decals would be nice. Who does them in 1/144, Dom ?

haywire22 Sep 2015 7:46 a.m. PST

Since the color white isn't involved you can always print off your own. print off an entire sheet scaled down.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Sep 2015 3:37 p.m. PST

Reviresco and 144 Direct spring to mind. There is or was a Czech firm too, but they were hard to get hold of.

Legion 423 Sep 2015 7:25 a.m. PST

Thanks Guy ! I'll check it out ! thumbs up

Elenderil18 Nov 2016 10:38 a.m. PST

I made my own using images of lozenge from the internet. I scaled these down and pieced them together to form larger images then scaled down again. I used the MS Paint program that comes with Windows. Test printed on ordinary paper then when happy I printed it onto inkjet transfer paper.

scouts19508a19 Nov 2016 1:29 p.m. PST

Monk2002uk just how easy is it? I have a bunch of 1/285 ww1 aircraft and I would like to hear of a easy way to do lozenge camo. Please tell me your secret!


monk2002uk27 Nov 2016 8:55 a.m. PST

Jim, I recommend painting the wings in a base colour first. For example, a very light grey works well. Along the leading edge, paint a series of black dots. Each dot should be about 1mm round and about 3mm apart. You don't need to be too precise as the final effect will more than hide any minor irregularities. Paint a second row of black dots about 5mm back from the first line but with each dot lined up with the corresponding one on the leading edge. On my Hannover, for example, the leading edge is 37mm wide and there are 13 black dots. The back of the wing is wider and so the second row has 15 black dots, 13 of which are lined up with the first row and then one either side near the wing tips. Between the two rows, paint another row of black dots. This time paint each dot at the crossover point of an imaginary X between two points in the first row and two points opposite in the last row. Now you should have three rows of black dots that are lined up XXXXXXX, where the tips and crossover points of each X is a black dot.

Next step is to paint in purple dots on the angle between each of the black dots. As you look along the wing, you can think of the lines of black dots as a series of lines like this \ \ \ \ , where there is a black dot at either end of the line and one in the middle. Following each of these 'lines', paint a purple dot between the end black dot and the middle one. Each \ will then comprise a black dot, a purple dot, a black dot, a purple dot, and so on, depending on the width of the wing. On my Hannover, the wing is wide enough that each line is black, purple, black, purple, black, and a final purple.

Now work back in the other direction but this time draw the imaginary lines in this direction / / / /, through the purple dots. On the angle between each purple dot, paint a light green or khaki colour. The lozenge pattern will now be visible.

There will be a light grey space between each khaki dot in this direction \ \ \ \ . I just put a dot of light blue in each of these spaces. Et viola.


scouts19508a29 Nov 2016 12:37 p.m. PST

Thanks monk2002uk, I am going to give this a shot this week.


monk2002uk30 Nov 2016 3:43 a.m. PST

Great. Let us know how you get on. Obviously I gave one interpretation of the colours to use but a quick scan of lozenge camoflague images online will give you lots of other ideas to work with.


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