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eswube
Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: May 15th, 2017, 6:35 am
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Excellent work!

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: May 15th, 2017, 6:41 am
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Amazing work! I love your attention to detail and the excellent shading esp. on the sails.


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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 1:38 am
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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS Richmond (1862)
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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS Louisiana (1862)
Louisiana never had a chance to have it's armor installed. I wanted try for newer, fresh cut timbers in MS Paint.

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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS Mississippi (1862)
Like the Louisiana, Mississippi was needed before the armor was installed so, more playing with wood colors in MS Paint. The hull was slab sided so it gets to look odd.


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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS Atlanta (1862)
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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS North Carolina (1863)
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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS Raleigh (1864)
Did some experimentation with imitating "Rust" on this one. The eyewitness descriptions indicated it was orange from new rust.


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CSA, Ironclad Ram CSS Virginia 2 (1864)

More CSA Ironclad Rams in the works!

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A couple more gunboats!
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USA, USS Saginaw (1859)
Built at Mare Island Naval Ship Yard (San Francisco Bay, California), it was the first warship constucted on the West Coast. Built to go after piratical types in Asia and protect US shipping interests in the orient's rivers and shallow areas. It was also one of the last paddle-wheel warships built by the USN.

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USA, USS Unadilla Class (1861)
This is the "90-Day Gunboa"t Class built at the start of the American Civil War. The USN needed ships FAST. 23 were built...that number was determined by all the available shipway building spaces available when the contract and Congressional Appropriation was let out. Most took over 90-days to build but it sounded cool. These things were used in pretty much every action and most were sold off at the end of the war.


Enjoy! More Civil War stuff in the works.

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 1:42 am
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Man, awesome work. I used to be so interested in the Civil War naval battles as a kid but lost interest as I got older. Cool to see the Confederacy's attempts at making ironclad ships... really shows the lack of industrial capability that ultimately cost them the war.

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 2:58 am
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I was wondering would the Laird rams be something for this thread or a different one? The ships were the C.S.S. North Carolina, and the C.S.S. Mississippi.


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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 3:24 am
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Beautiful work! Still some of the template lines on Saginaw though ;)

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 7:08 am
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Hi Craig

Just beautiful! Wish I had the patience for these sailing rigs...

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 9:05 am
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Fantastic series!

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 1:48 pm
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All of these are excellent.
I especially like your wood and rust colour experiments, to me they look very good.

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Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865Posted: June 7th, 2017, 2:03 pm
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Tried submitting a fix for Saginaw. Will check later to see if drawing updated.

@GD: I've semi cookie-cuttered sails. Basically two color families I use (Flax or Cotton based) I think it's like 4-5 colors each. There is also a set methodology which I should write down and share that includes set pixel counts, rigging line colors to suggest lineweights, etc. The tough, painstaking part are fore and aft sails and all the pixel counting. I also stay away from pure blacks on the rope and fabrics.

@Hood: Wood and Rust colors/textures are in development. The Confederate vessels didn't get a lot of paint as the war progressed. That sort of thing cost time and money PLUS...was in very short supply. I'm not sure if they even tarred the wood hulls.

So, we have an opportunity here to develop some new textures and techniques that should apply to subjects of all time periods.

@Rob2012: Laird rams...don't see why not! Need to be labled "Never Delivered" and "To Great Britain (186_) with the ship name".

Working on the rest of the Confederate Rams. May or may not touch the "Cotton Clads", etc. I'll burn out by then. Also slowly working on other USN Steam Navy vessels.

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