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Hood
Post subject: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 5:32 pm
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I'm sure this class needs no introduction, the first British warship armed with surface-to-air missiles and perhaps the best looking post-war ship the Royal Navy ever built. This has been a real treat to draw and I hope the result reflects the details I've searched out on photos and plans.

Here is HMS Kent as built.
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Here is HMS Norfolk as refitted in the 1970s with Excocet and some structural modifications.
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erik_t
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 5:47 pm
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Excellent! I'd been waiting to see this redone.

I don't really care for this screw color - it looks more like baby vomit than bronze, for some reason. I might try to jiggle a few pixels around on the Sea Slug launcher, to avoid the big black blob currently present. And (IMHO) Corvus is mis-shaded. Otherwise they're great drawings of very interesting ships. Much lower and leaner than I remembered.


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 6:03 pm
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One of the best looking RN ships of all time.Excellent drawing.


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Thiel
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 6:10 pm
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I agree with Eric.
You could try and use dark grey for the lancher frame rather than black.

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Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 6:23 pm
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I give you joy sir, and I'll drink a bumper in your honour :D One of my favourite warships, lovingly rendered. And yes, the screw colour raises a querry? But re the launcher, it is shown with a loded Seaslug, and as such is accurate. The only way to show more of the 'girder' would be to remove the missile, but I would not advocate that.


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Thiel
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 6:42 pm
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Hence why I'd go for an appropriate shade of gray on the girders.

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Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 6:59 pm
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We do not use grey on free standing surfaces like missile launchers. Please consult the guidlines.


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erik_t
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 7:17 pm
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Well, that's not true. Freestanding gray is common in life-nets, railings, radars...

Rendering the inner set of black lines on Sea Slug as a dark gray would solve the problem without using a gray launcher frame.


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Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 7:39 pm
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oh great job!!! look like the entire Royal Navy section is redone.

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Gollevainen
Post subject: Re: County Class DestroyerPosted: March 5th, 2011, 9:24 pm
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I would propably drawn the launcher without missiles inside. The missiles and the rest of the bucket hardly match each others, and good marriages are rare...

otherwise outstanding work. :)

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