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    Default Official Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Painting Thread

    I just finished several Devastators in 1/144th and 1/100th scales. The 1/144th scale models are Aki kits while the 1/100 scale models are from Armaments in Miniature (AIM). AIM also makes Devastators in 1/200th scale.

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    The models represent aircraft in Torpedo 8 (VT-8), at Midway. The models are painted with a mix ov Vallejo Model Color Gray Blue and Pastel Blue over Sky Gray. Decals for the 1/144 scale kits are a mix of kit decals, Eagle Strike decals, and Miscellaneous Miniatures decals. Those on the 1/100 scale models are Eagle Strike and Miscellaneous Miniatures.

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    Default Armaments in Miniature 1/100 scale Devastators

    Here are the pictures of the AIM 1/100 scale Devastators mentioned & described in the post above.

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    Top notch Kevin !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Wow, nice! They look great. You are very deft with those brushes.

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    Thanks! Now I have to go back and paint mine again! Very nice indeed!
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    Super paint jobs!

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    Very nicely done.
    Wish I had half the talent and twice the patience!

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    Default 1/200 AIM TBD1's

    Here are a couple AIM TBD's in 1/200. The smaller the scale, the more fiddly the cockpit is to paint! 8^(
    I believe both these aircraft were lost at Midway...

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    All aircraft excellently produced and painted.
    Those canopy paint jobs keep on getting my attention.
    Jolly well done.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    These are very light repaints of the Trumpeter TBD-1 Devastador.



    They are made of plastic. Very light and with excellent detail.



    Not weathered yet. But soon will be.


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    Superb set of aircraft again Quim.
    You are making me realize that I am sidetracked on buildings and magnetic pegs production.
    I need to get back onto my aircraft.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I am painting aircraft as if there was no tomorrow. I do have some time free now...

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    Miscmini did all the hard work again.

    4 pack of Merit's: (2) are '42 schemes w/ USS Bataan specific markings (yes it's historically inaccurate), (2) are from the Coral Sea.

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    Nice jobs all around! The Pacific theater isn't really my cup of tea, but I DO appreciate nice brushwork...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Just saw this and have to say a great job by all. Thanks for the posts.

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    Here's my first AIM Devastators. Pacific Campaign here I come!

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    Those look great Peter! Nice work indeed.

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    Those are awesome, Peter.
    Lots of great detail.

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    Indeed, that is very excellent detail work!

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    All very nice work, some day I am going to have to get back into painting aircraft instead of figures

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    Peter! These TBD's are amazing!
    REP!

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    Thanks all. There are so many great painters here at the Aerodrome to use as inspiration and as a guide.

    Here are two more painfully slow AIM Devastator targets with Keith's spinning props. Two more to go (3&4) and I'll be done with Devastators and will move on to the Dauntless. I hope to get a few of those done before the ARES version show up.

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    Those Devastators are just superb!

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    The AIM Devastators are finally done! A flight of 6 on the way to party with a Japanese carrier.....

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    Perfect!
    Cannot give you more REP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    The AIM Devastators are finally done! A flight of 6 on the way to party with a Japanese carrier.....
    Did you try out my movement cards for the Devastators? I've not had a chance myself yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foz View Post
    Did you try out my movement cards for the Devastators? I've not had a chance myself yet.
    Haven't flown them yet. In a couple of missions soon in the PTO solo campaign they will take to the air.
    (I'll print up a set of your Rs deck and try to give them a try out this weekend.)
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    Geeat job on the TBD-1s, looking forward to your AAR.

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    Looking good. Nice flight!!!!

    I want to dust off my own planes and get them flying again!

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    finally got around to finishing these. my buddy tom (merlin14) got a 4 pack of tbds from diecast (though their plastic). in exchange for fabricating torpedos for his 2 and 2 japanese kates, he gave me 2 tbds.
    the 1st one i did as a colorful pre war vt-6 uss enterprise aircraft #2
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    and of course i had to do the other one as ensign george gays and his gunners Robert K. Huntingtons tbd of vt-8 a/c#14 from the fateful battle of midway.
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    for the torpedoes i used small bambo skewers cut, and shaped to purpose.
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    If ever they need to repaint the Cistene chapel I know who I am going to recommend! Great job.

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    Lovely. That pre-war is great! Probably the most colorful US plane seen! REP gun jammed but I'll be back.
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    It's not as good as I want, but this drawing might have enough detail (barely) to do a card:

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    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Lovrely. That pre-war is great! Probably the most colorful US plane seen! REP gun jammed but I'll be back.

    thanks i just love those colorful pre war paintschemes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    It's not as good as I want, but this drawing might have enough detail (barely) to do a card:

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    looks pretty good to my eye.

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    btw anyone know what deck tbds would use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    btw anyone know what deck tbds would use?
    I would suspect the "I" deck, off hand, being a dive bomber. The Unofficial Stats List would say, but I'm not at home, ATM. I volunteer at the Comox Air Force Museum on Wednesdays.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Mike these are Torpedo bombers, not dive bombers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    btw anyone know what deck tbds would use?
    R**(Z) deck.
    That is, an R deck (Fw-190D), remove the extreme side slips and the reversal, and then use Zoe Brain's arrow length only movement system. They were slow.
    https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sh...-cards-needed)
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    btw anyone know what deck tbds would use?
    Phil, PM me your email address and I can send you the deck you want. Can't remember who I got it from...Foz?

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    A pub crawl through the Comox Air Force Museum library found this:

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    A bit cleaner image with which to work. And when I got back home to check the Unoffical Stats, Karl has already beaten me to the "official" answer. Even slower than the "I" deck? Wow.

    And I took a shot at this color scheme, too:
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    Last edited by OldGuy59; 08-21-2019 at 22:00.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Here is the deck made by an Aerodrome member a few years back. I wish I could remember who it was.

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    Heh, a stall in a TBD
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Heh, a stall in a TBD
    Karl
    Don't blink or you won't see it move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Don't blink or you won't see it move!


    i think its all stall all the time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Here is the deck made by an Aerodrome member a few years back. I wish I could remember who it was.
    I just saved these and then found I had already got them 4 years ago ...

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