WingNut Wings Junkers D.1…
This is my interpretation of the Junkers D.1. 5188/18 as entered in the Idflieg fighter trials of October 1918.
I built this one straight from the box except for the minimal rigging.
The Spandaus and seat belts are the supplied kit items but we’re heavily annealed for shaping.
It’s painted in various shades of Alclad over a base of Tamiya X-18 and Future.
The striped effect of the wings is a feature of this aircraft which I have attempted to recreate with both pre-shading and mixing different shades of Alclad.
All the markings, other than some small stencilling, have been painted with hand cut masks to conform smoothly over the corrugations.
Other than that, I have kept weathering to a minimum. I expect that as a competing demonstration aircraft it would have been presented in it’s best condition.
The propeller is painted in acrylic and grain is over painted with Windsor and Newton oils then, after curing, dipped in Future to seal.
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