Log In
Access Premium Site»
Not a member? Join today!

Home Made WW1 German Lozenge Fabric

Home Made WW1 German Lozenge Fabric

When it comes to covering scale airplanes, there is nothing so challenging than German WW1 aeroplanes. At the time Germany developed a camouflage pattern that consisted of irregularly shaped polygons called “lozenges.” From 1916 to 1917, the lozenge pattern used four colors; from 1917 to 1918, a five-color pattern prevailed. Typically, the top surfaces were covered with a lozenge pattern of a darker hue, while the bottom surfaces were covered in lighter colors.


These patterns were initially painted on German and other Central Powers aircraft but it was later printed directly onto the covering material to save time and weight. The printed fabric sheets were stitched together and the pattern ran chordwise, but variations included span wise and even diagonal patterns. Here’s a great way to make your own printed covering material and you can produce it in whatever scale size you like. This article by Michael Falco shows how it’s done with a desktop Ink-jet printer.

MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members can access this article on how to make your own lozenge covering. When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest Model Airplane News Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more.

Membership includes exclusive access to our enormous collection of RC information.

• 7+ years of digital editions of Model Airplane News

• Flight Journal and Model Airplane News special issue digital editions, previously only available on newsstands

• Free access to our magazine app through the iTunes Store – get Model Airplane News on your mobile or tablet device

• Aerobatic flight technique video lessons for plane & helicopter pilots

• Contests & giveaways only for members

• 30 years of Model Airplane News archives

• 10 years of Electric Flight archives

• 5% off ALL Air Age Store purchases every time you shop


Updated: June 9, 2016 — 3:14 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Airage Media © 2016
WordPress Lightbox Plugin