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Old 11-24-2016, 05:58 PM   #346
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Sure this will be done =)
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Great work here !

Could you just replace the wood deck texture with a better one ? (I think The_Frog has already proposed his help). And I agree with Gap for a metal deck during the war.

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Old 11-24-2016, 06:37 PM   #347
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Hi!
Those for example are tests for different decks colors:



Wood effect is maybe better, but on metal decks in war time i need more work, too "low res" appareance, i think; what do you think?

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Old 11-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #348
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At moment unit type is one for all times... how can i change unit type during war?
The only way I know, is by setting each "reincarnation" of the ship as a separate unit, each wit a different UnitType set in its respective sea\xxx\xxx.cfg and roster\british\sea\xxx.cfg files.
Anyway, all of them can point to the same 3DModelFileName (no need to clone the main model three times). Model's paint schemes and outfits can be customized through individual roster cfg files and eqp files, the way you already know, but separately for each ship version.
You can make the three versions not to overlap temporally by setting Appearance/DisappearanceDate(s) appropriately in each roster cfg file.

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Flag idea is really interesting, must try it!
Check first if changing UnitType is enough for switching to the white ensign, though I am afraid the merchant/navy ensign usage is rather dictated by the naming of the flag node (cfg#FLG=war flag, large, cfg#FLS=war flag, small, cfg#FLGC=civil flag). If that is the case, you will need to clone the two flags in a library file, placing/customizing them manually the way you would do with a regular equipment. Not too much work though, as the ship would only appear in the British roster.

Talking about the flag more appropriate for the AMC version, I am a bit undecided wether the white or the blue ensign defaced with an anchor should be used. The latter was and it is still adopted by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, but I think it is only flown on vessels manned by a civilian crew (such as replenishment, ammunition, tender, etc. ships, whose name is denoted by the RFA prefix). On the contrary, the Queen of Bermuda, similar to other AMCs of her time, was requisitioned by the RN and commissioned directly within its ranks, as the HMS prefix was denoting, meaning that she would have sailed under the white ensign rather than the blue one.

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BTW, Voilà the island:

Good, but maybe you should make it a bit wider (from beam to beam) and shorter (from prow to stern), and you should also prolong abaft the deck that the island is raising from (hence reducing the length of the deck immediately below it), as can be seen in the previously mentioned scale model:



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Those for example are tests for different decks colors:


Wood effect is maybe better, but on metal decks in war time i need more work, too "low res" appareance, i think; what do you think?
Yep, I agree, and I also think you should make it a bit darker
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:04 AM   #349
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There is a very good textures for the decks in The_Frog's models. Maybe you should ask him if you can use the same ?

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Old 11-25-2016, 10:37 AM   #350
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There is a very good textures for the decks in The_Frog's models. Maybe you should ask him if you can use the same ?

In alternative, there is plenty of good and free metal textures on the web

https://www.google.com/search?q=meta...iw=360&bih=559
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:02 PM   #351
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In alternative, there is plenty of good and free metal textures on the web

https://www.google.com/search?q=meta...iw=360&bih=559


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Old 11-26-2016, 06:58 PM   #352
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:07 AM   #353
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The work is not finished yet?
How soon will we be able to download this beautiful ship?
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:11 PM   #354
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I do not think liners converted to auxiliary cruisers had their would decks removed. Why should they? It's waste of time. All pictures taken aboard of RN auxiliary cruisers and troop transports I am aware of show clearly the wood decks.
The RN was not as strict with painting over wood decks as the USN, however, when faded the decks were often painted over with the same colour used for steel decks (usually darker shades such as 507A, MS1, MS2, G5, G10, B15, depending of the period).
So, the painted wood decks as shown on one of the picture posted on 25-11 is about right. You might even consider to darken it a bit more.

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Old 12-21-2016, 10:45 AM   #355
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The work is not finished yet?
How soon will we be able to download this beautiful ship?
Hi mate!
No, at moment isn't finished at all.. for medical problems (a surgery operation to my eyes, very well done, 3 weeks ago) i can't stay too time at pc at moment.. but i'll recover myself day by day

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I do not think liners converted to auxiliary cruisers had their would decks removed. Why should they? It's waste of time. All pictures taken aboard of RN auxiliary cruisers and troop transports I am aware of show clearly the wood decks.
The RN was not as strict with painting over wood decks as the USN, however, when faded the decks were often painted over with the same colour used for steel decks (usually darker shades such as 507A, MS1, MS2, G5, G10, B15, depending of the period).
So, the painted wood decks as shown on one of the picture posted on 25-11 is about right. You might even consider to darken it a bit more.

Cheers
As soon as possible (read up) i'll try a "darkened wood version"... this will be really easy =)

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Old 12-21-2016, 11:20 AM   #356
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:58 AM   #357
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I join to the Anvar1061! Get well!
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Old 12-23-2016, 02:23 AM   #358
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Thanks a lot

I know, flag is wrong, btw voilà a small update with dark wooden decks and a different stern structures and island configuration:

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Old 12-23-2016, 04:44 PM   #359
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for medical problems (a surgery operation to my eyes, very well done, 3 weeks ago) i can't stay too time at pc at moment.. but i'll recover myself day by day
I am sorry to hear that, mate. I wish you a quick and full recovery!

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I do not think liners converted to auxiliary cruisers had their would decks removed. Why should they? It's waste of time. All pictures taken aboard of RN auxiliary cruisers and troop transports I am aware of show clearly the wood decks.
The RN was not as strict with painting over wood decks as the USN, however, when faded the decks were often painted over with the same colour used for steel decks (usually darker shades such as 507A, MS1, MS2, G5, G10, B15, depending of the period).
So, the painted wood decks as shown on one of the picture posted on 25-11 is about right. You might even consider to darken it a bit more.

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I know, flag is wrong, btw voilà a small update with dark wooden decks and a different stern structures and island configuration:
The colors mentioned by the_frog, in case you want to mimic a gray-painted wooden deck:


507A RN Dark Grey


MS1 RN Blue-Black


MS2 RN Dark Grey


G5 RN Extra Dark Grey


G10 RN Dark Grey


B15 RN Dark Grey-Blue

The way I would do it (in Photoshop), is to totally desaturate the original wooden deck texture, apply an auto curves adjustement to it so to emphasize middle grays in the output image, and overlay the result (with either soft or hard light blending mode selected, depending on the contrast of the overlay) on top of a background layer, uniformely filled with one of the colors above
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:19 PM   #360
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@Gap thanks a lot mate!

Talking about mimic a gray-painted wooden deck, what about this?




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