Hi Krakatoa and erik_t, I understand your concerns and I'd just like to address some of them if possible by mirroring a bit of what acelanceloet said. (Thank you very much for your kind words btw!)
The parts used from Bombhead's Vanguard are as follows;
- Anchors (1:1 copy)
- Flag (edited/smooshed slightly)
- Propellers (very slight shading addition)
The reason for no crediting was that I've been informed these are parts, and as such no crediting is needed, though needless to say they are very good pieces and highly similar to Conquerors equipment barring the flag which was added for artistic purposes.
As for the midships raised MkVI mountings, I agree with what you say; However mirroring what acelanceloet said, this isn't my design, though perhaps I could've added an extra px on each side.
The 16.5" main battery is also only based off of the N2? study, if I didn't get the study wrong.
My guess as to the MkII would be that since they're 1920s design studies, they were perhaps given a slight re-design for use on a late 40s vessel.
Lastly, erik_t; You mentioned the secondaries being split between 5 directors? Assuming you're talking about the MkVI, there are only 4 of those. 1 fore, 2 midships, 1 aft.
I hope this helps! Thanks for the feedback.