Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I'm not really sure how many people are following my work here, but if people are, I'd like to apologize for the delays in posting new ships. I've been doing some house work, painting and such. I hope to be back on schedule and have some more stuff up by week's end.
Posted by Jon Oldham at 10:13 PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I haven't gotten much accomplished this week. I've revised my base for the aircraft and posted a revised Catalina and a revised Kingfisher. Since I've been making Cruisers, I figured I need to post their scout plane, the Curtiss Seagull. I have finished the drawings for the Wichita and New Orleans classes and the hull for Baltimore class. When the Baltimore is done I'll add color to them and Post em. I'll most likely make either the Baltimore or New Orleans in Measure 22 camo and one of these in measure 33.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Here's my first attempt at a camouflage. this is a 1943 version of a Northampton Class heavy cruiser in measure 32. I'm not really sure it gives the same depth as the haze gray that I've been doing. So if anyone has some suggestions to make it "pop" a little more please let me know. The other Northampton I'm going to be posting will have the rear superstructure of the early war model.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This was the standard reconnaissance aircraft for US battleships during the war. The USN aircraft I'm putting up are all going to be in 3 color schemes used by the Navy during the war. I kept the early war roundels, because the white side bars look too big on the Kingfisher. I'm really not all that happy with the bases for these yet. They're to dark for the blue colors of the 43 and 44 versions. Once I get a better base, I'll post revised versions of the planes.
Right now I'm working on the black and white outlines for some American heavy cruisers. Sometimes the drawing gets a bit monotonous, so I've decided to break it up by drawing some USN aircraft between ships. I'm starting with flying boats and float planes, because I've already made some side-views for my ships. The planes are at the same resolution as the ships, but in a different scale. they are 1/1200 scale. I decided to do this to increase the visibility of the planes and to represent the fact that they're above the ships, i.e. closer to the viewer.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I've just finished the South Dakota. Only 2 US battleships to go!! I've already finished the line drawings for the Iowa and North Dakota classes, so they should be up in the next couple of days. Then I've got to decide on the next project. I'm going to stay with US ships, most likely I'll do the cruisers next. Then on to carriers. I have the palette already set for the US ships and cruisers were painted fairly plainly, much the same as the battleships. I'd like to get a little more experience with the shading before I try to tackle some dazzle camouflage patterns for carriers and destroyers.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Here's the first of my ships to be posted. It is the fleet oilier Cimmeron Class. The first group of ships I made were for a friend's project, and are done in basic gray for ease of printing. Later ships are in an approxamation of haze gray. I've only included ships in this class in the list that were not turned into carriers during WW2.