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Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 12:39 pm
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HMS Belfast, as built, in 1939. On November 21st of that year she was returning to her base along the Firth of Forth, when she triggered a magnetic mine on the sea bed, between 80 and ninety feet from the hull. This broke her back, and she was out of action for three years, during which time she was rebuilt. The next drawing in this series will show the Belfast as she appeared in 1943, at the battle of North Cape, when participating in the sinking of the Scharnhorst.

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Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 12:47 pm
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looking really good. I love to see how the drawing of canvas has improved along...
RN seems to live magnificent renesance here in the bucket lately :)

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Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 12:52 pm
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Portsmout Bill I could Hug you its been one ship I've been waiting to see and she is superb.

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Bombhead
Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 1:02 pm
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Oh yes,classy lookink drawing there Bill. ;)


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Hood
Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 1:58 pm
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Very impressive work Bill. She looks great, I've often felt Belfast was the best looking of the 6in cruisers of the late 1930s early 1940s. Sleeker than a Town and not as stubby as a Colony. Can't wait to see the 1943 version!

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Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 2:50 pm
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Very beautiful drawing :D Question: I'm a bit confused about RN badges. I thought warships have round badges and the other shapes to support vessels and so? Anyone having a simple explanation? :?:

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Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 2:56 pm
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WhyMe or Bombhead are the oracles on this, but I beleive the shape used here is the wartime one :)


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Bombhead
Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 3:20 pm
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As originally conceived in 1919 battleships and cruisers had round badges,carriers diamond shaped,and destroyers a shield.Nowadays all warships are round,fleet auxilliaries pentagon and shore stations diamond.


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Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 3:52 pm
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A fine drawing. The only real criticism I can offer up is that the rudder shading feels a bit heavy.


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KimWerner
Post subject: Re: HMS BelfastPosted: March 20th, 2011, 4:44 pm
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Bombhead wrote:
As originally conceived in 1919 battleships and cruisers had round badges,carriers diamond shaped,and destroyers a shield.Nowadays all warships are round,fleet auxilliaries pentagon and shore stations diamond.
Thanks! :D

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