We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ha! For whatever reason I happened to be reading about the Komet recently, and googled up some Youtube videos on it. You can find film clips that were evidently made by the Nazis during testing and development; some of the film clips seemed to have been taken just to show how dangerous the fuel mixture was and how careful you had to be. The stuff was so toxic even the pilot had to wear special protective clothing in flight.
I tried your idea, blert --the sheriff says we can probably all get back into that side of the county by Thanksgiving, depending on the wind currents.
TKT --wow --a LOT of Komet film. One old feller --an ex-Komet pilot, said the biggest combat flaw was synching the descent-only attack angle --the cannon could be dead-on but the B-17 could fly along between the cannon shell trajectories.
Dead motor to 30,000 ft in three minutes, and the twin 30mm cannon @ 450 rounds/minute = 900 rounds/minute, a B-17 flies through aimed fire not like a propeller blade thru cammed machine gun fire but because Komet is so short its tail is always in turbulence and so close to muzzles the pilots were basically spraying and praying.
well-matched oil-based enamel, applied as a scumble (very-lightly-loaded stiff brush -idea is to not to cover the stain with a visible blob of paint, but to keep the eye from focusing on the area --think 'camo').