Originally Posted by Absentmindedprofessor
First: How was the olive brown paint applied to the metal surfaces of the Triplane? Was it sprayed on which gave it a uniform covering or was it applied by brush and more streaked?
Second: Was the wing axle assembly metal or fabric covered?
Thanks for putting up with my incessant questions.
I think the metal and ply areas on Fokkers were spray painted.
The axle wings were ply covered, without any fabric on top and I think painted in solid enamel colours. Any streaking you may see in photos is now pretty conclusively (for me at any rate) put down to engine oil staining.