Camouflage and markings
Black 13 wore field-applied white winter camouflage over a supposedly factory standard day fighter camouflage of RLM 74 graugrün (gray-green), RLM 75 grauviolett (gray-violet) and RLM 76 lichtblau (light blue). The spinner was RLM 04 gelb (yellow) with a freehand painted dark gray spiral. The Ostfront (eastern front) recognition markings consisted of RLM 04 colored fuselage band, rudder, lower wingtips and lower engine cowling.
The Balkenkreuze (national insignias) were masked off rather crudely prior to the application of the white camouflage, partially cutting off the black outline of the Balkenkreuze on the fuselage leaving only very thin outlines visible. The Hakenkreuz (swastika) on both sides of the vertical fin seems to be a solid black with no outlines. Both fuel filling ports display a yellow triangle stencil; all other stencils seem to have been erased by the field-applied white camouflage or mud stains. The tactical code »black 13« was applied over the white camouflage and interestingly used two different fonts on each side.
09 All 3 canopy parts were masked on both the inner and
outer sides using Kabuki tape. The framework was then
airbrushed RLM 66 schwarzgrau (black grey) and finally
white on the outer sides. Weathering was done using
an oil wash of raw umber.
10 The hatch of the storage compartment as well as the
detail on the rear deck was scratch built using copper wire,
styrene sheet and profiles. The piano hinge was recreated
by twisting two thin copper wires to form a spiral.
11 The inside of the hatch was finish in RLM 02,
the outside in RLM 66 black grey.
Chipping was done with a fine brush
and aluminum paint followed by
an oil wash of raw umber and ivory black.
12 The Eduard fabric seat belts were built according
to the instructions. A light wash finished their construction.