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Post subject: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 28th, 2010, 8:58 pm
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She is one of my favourite Victorian ship :D , the other one is HMS Victoria. Thanks for Colombamike for that Russian site!

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 28th, 2010, 10:28 pm
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She is one of my favourite Victorian ship :D , the other one is HMS Victoria. Thanks for Colombamike for that Russian site!
Holy cow! No wonder they sailed as lousy as they did.

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 1:05 am
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Absolutely fantastic, surely the best of the month.


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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 2:31 am
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Nice Drawing Darth! The true transition era when the builders started turning the ships they built from wood to the same level as its crew that manned it- "Iron"! :D :D :D

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 1:36 pm
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Mediterranean Fleet colour scheme

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 7:25 pm
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Very gorgeous! HMS Alexandra, the 'Eternal Flagship' as she was sometimes referred to, being continuously employed as a flagship during her long career (last one as flagship B-Flett at maneouvers in the Channel in 1900, of Portland!) Now, will you also depict her with reefed sails and stricken topmast as in her most conspicious events, that of the forcing of the Dardanelles in 1878 as Adm. Hornsby's flagship or at the bombardement of Alexandria in 1882, where she wore the flag of VAdm Sir Edward Beuchamps-Seymour (though he shifted flag to the Audacious at the eve of the shelling!)? That be REALLY cool! Also, why not make the venerable Old Lady as of 1900? A very fitting end to a most successful vessel, inspired by the Austrian naval architect Josef von Romako's ideas about maximum end-fire concentration. Btw, do you have Dr Oscar Parkes' "British Battleships"? That book gives a very detailed insight of Alexandra and the rest of the armored battleship-era ships.

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 8:57 pm
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In the dark color scheme, I believe the lower railing should be much darker.


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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 10:24 pm
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will you also depict her with reefed sails and stricken topmast as in her most conspicious events, that of the forcing of the Dardanelles in 1878
I was thinking about it, but if you wanna give it a try... ;)
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In the dark color scheme, I believe the lower railing should be much darker.
Like this?

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 29th, 2010, 11:23 pm
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Dear Sir, I would feel quitte honored! But allow me some time to do it properly, since I would hate to inadvertently spoil such a gem as "Alix" Oh, and yes, those refahioned railings does look much smarter! Again Darthpanda - Kudos to you for your accomplishment!

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Post subject: Re: Alexandra Class BattleshipPosted: July 30th, 2010, 12:01 am
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This drawing is a real looker.
A few point though.
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