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GWH 1/48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator in Barclay Scheme No.8

Hope everybody got savely into 2020!

Here´s another more rare scheme, built in 2015.
Besides the USAAF also the USN tested experimental camos on their aircraft. The US artist McClelland Barclay designed 8 schemes which were applied to two Buffalos, two BT-1s, two Vindicators and two Devastators.
In September 1940 scheme #8 was painted on a VT-3 bird.
Colors aren´t 100 percent sure but it was a very dark blue, a brighter blue for the two vertical half-bows on the rudder, a grey and finally white for the underside.
My dad used a selfmix for the dark blue, further Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue, Gunze H334 Barley Grey.
GWH kit built oob, the camo was done with Uschi van der Rosten masks.

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7 responses to GWH 1/48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator in Barclay Scheme No.8

  1. Reinhard, your father has built a very tight,smart and crisp build of the TBD-1 Devastator . Rarely do you see this paint scheme and in this scale. Very professional looking.

    Two thumbs up.

  2. Those schemes always fascinated me, great job!

  3. Very nice, thanks for sharing!

  4. Congrats to your father Reinhard – a nice build and great to see this unusual scheme!

  5. The Barclay camo is always interesting. Great work on this one.

  6. Cool paint scheme done beautifully!

  7. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Barclay schemes always have seemed a little odd but at least for me … very interesting.
    It is a nice sight as well as refreshing too see it applied on this model.
    Very nice work.

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