Nice, looking better. The masts look perfect now - same with the catapult tower foundation and the crane foundation.
The hull shading looks good - I generally don't shade under the bilge keel (the curved "support blades" that provide horizontal stability), but I do color the face of the bilge keel with a highlight color to represent how it curves out from the side of the hull at a 90 degree angle. I would not shade the rudder or the flat keel under the stern the way you have - I would make them the standard hull color as they are flat vertical surfaces.
Your red lines on the aft superstructure are a good "guide" for where the deck levels should be. That area would likely house the after/emergency conning station ("Battle Two", where the XO of the ship is stationed to allow for him to take command of the ship if "Battle One" (the bridge) is destroyed). The top most level immediately around the Mark 37 director (for the 5" guns) is the air defense level, and will house sky lookout chairs and target designators. There will also be a second signalmen's position just ahead of the aft Mark 38 director (for the 8" guns) with signal flag bins that can be flown up the mainmast halyards.
Another interesting thing to think about is what specific AA armament you want to go with. The radar fit you have suggests a ship in 1944-1945, but the ship is currently fitted with the early 1.1" quad machine cannons. Probably best to first show this version with 40mm Bofors and Mark 51 directors. Maybe later you can make an "as built" version with all early (1942) equipment and a Measure 12 scheme!
Re: the boats, I actually wouldn't bother stacking your 26' whaleboat in the 40' motor launch. The whaleboat is the "utility" boat of the ship and would likely be carried on davits along the deck edge, to be easily launched and recovered without having to be stacked again. The personnel boat (the one with the windows) and the 40' motor launch would be stacked in an amidships position. But, this also brings to mind another contradiction: the late-war combatants NEVER carried all the big boats, after experience in the Solomons campaigns showed what a huge fire hazard it was to have a big stack of wooden boats amidships. By 1943 even most of the cruisers were only carrying two 26' whaleboats, and that was it! This makes your job easier (I personally hate drawing boats and their handling arrangements) - as you only have to place a whaleboat and davits
- I would put them abeam your mainmast, or just ahead of the catapult along the deck edge.
Here's the part to use:
This is the usual 26' motor whaleboat (with two versions, one painted all-over grey and one with a black painted hull), with the handling davits. The davits can be shortened to accommodate your ship. The grey lines extending left and right are stay lines for the davits, and the grid of grey pixels below it is the jacob's ladder for the crew to get into the boat before launching.