This is the Blériot XI livery that Swiss Aviator Oskar Bider had flown all spring and summer of 1913, including his record breaking traverse flight over the Alps on July 13th.
** The livery needs the meticulous and highly recommended Blériot XI by wing42.com. **
I made it as historically accurate as is possible for a 100+ years old airplane from an age with only b&w photographs. Please note: Bider's 2-seater variant was quite a bit different from the early mono-seater version published by Wing42. Enjoy details as the Blériot's wing warping and the semi-transparent canvas covering that ─ dependent on light direction ─ unveals the wooden ribs.
Additional information in included PDF.
To install the livery, simply drag and drop to the community folder.
Triggered by CHSubZero's remark about the placement of the underwing roundels and after some more studies I made some changes, exclusive to the wings.
I must confess I had acted a bit blind when I recycled roundels I had used for other, later aircraft. In fact, Bider's roundels are not compliant to later standards. They bear a fat white cross with rather small red margins.
I also made some adjustments to transparency layers, of canvas, roundels and dirt.
I think most differences you see when you compare old photos to screenshots may be contributed to the fact, that we deal with two variants, the 1-seater and the 2-seater. Every time I work on the Langenbruck livery, I notice more differences. Before we get a 2-seater model of the Blériot Onze, this may be the closest we can get to Bider's «Langenbruck».