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December 1943 Color Scheme of HMS Duke of York

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I am building a 1:350 scale model of the HMS Duke of York in it's December 1943 configuration, at the time of the sinking of the Scharnhorst.

So far, I am coming up empty on a definitive color call out for this particular configuration. Best I can tell, it might have been a white-gray on the hull, superstructures, and gun turrets. A dark gray on top of the gun turrets, and a black-gray on the hull armor belt.

 

Does anyone have any information that could confirm or deny this? I would hate to put a lot of work in the model only to hose up the paint scheme.

 

Thanks in advance,

Cuesta-Rey


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I believe you are referring to this camouflage:

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I found this image of HMS Duke of York in it:

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Only problem is that this is her camouflage in 1945, but she did indeed sport it

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In a book titled King George V Class Battleships, the 1943 Duke of York is described as being dark gray hull and horizontal surfaces and light gray superstructure. But no reference to the actual color numbers. 

Will continue to search some more, but this may end up one of those times when the artist has to use some license to create the model as best I can. 


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Florescent Orange and Lime Green

(anchors done in canary yellow to match)

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Florescent Orange and Lime Green

(anchors done in canary yellow to match)

 

Don't quit your day job to purse that gig as a comedian. :D

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