What a very impressive model Jean Pierre and yet another fine addition to your Air France fleet. You are incredibly lucky and resourceful I must say in finding these rare models in 1:200 scale. Then you research and finish of your models beautifully
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You are right, black and white photos made my decision difficult and I spent a lot of time looking for photos able to tell the truth.
Clearly, the first Wibaults were painted with a blue and aluminum livery.
I have a photo showing Mr Max Hymans, the then AF Chairman, in front of a Wibault, and there is no doubt about this.
Later, before WWII, it seems that the liveries were modified.
I have a picture showing a line up of Wibaults and there is a contrast between the NACA cowlings which were bare aluminum and the fuselage.
There is also a marked contrast between the fuselage of the Wibaults and a HP 42 (bare aluminum) parked nearby.
So, I have decided to paint my Wibault blue and white.
Same problem with the Potez I built recently.
The first versions with Gnome et Rhône engines were blue and aluminum, the re engined versions with the Hispano Suiza engines were blue and white, with bare aluminum engine cowls.