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Kilomuse
Post subject: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 1:52 am
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I've taken the plunge away from drawing AU ships and into my first attempt at a real ship in SB scale: Argentina's Italian-built cruisers of the 1930s. It's a bit hard finding good references from their early service since they were refitted twice and most pictures were taken post-refit, especially the bow catapult area.

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These sleek ships served the Argentine Navy well for a long time, and Veinticinco De Mayo participated in one of the more curious episodes in Argentina's history. In 1936, with the outbreak of the civil war in Spain Argentina dispatched the cruiser, escorted by a destroyer, to Spanish waters where it took up station in the port of Alicante. From August '36 until May 1937, they evacuated almost 2,000 refugees and asylum seekers to Argentina. When some local authorities threatened to stop the process of repatriating nationals, the cruiser's captain warned them that if they kept interfering with their duties, the next ship to arrive would be a battleship and not a lowly cruiser ;)

Open to help and criticisms as always...

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Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 2:06 am
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Looking good
been looking forward to this ship for a while

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Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 2:06 am
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Looking good
been looking forward to hopefully seeing this ship from someone for a while

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bezobrazov
Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 2:30 am
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I entertained some plans to draw this class, but you beat me to it, and, as far as I can see, it's a pretty sterling job you've done, so congrats! And it gladens me that you've gone that extra mile to draw real ships' boats, instead of using whatever might be on the parts sheets!
Btw, why posting such a beaut in the Beginners Forum? Too shy to appear in the 'Real' club??? 8-) ;)

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Kilomuse
Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 2:44 am
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Thanks guys, I was unsure where to post it. As for the boats, they are Portsmouth Bill's boats from La Argentina and modified a bit to look like the ones these boats carried, so all credit to him.

I'd like to draw this boat as she looked after her refit with the taller funnel and amidships catapult once I get my refs sorted out.

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Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 2:48 am
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Yes, please do! I'm waiting! That's the prettier side of the class!

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eswube
Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 7:15 am
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Great drawing of an interesting ship!


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Rodondo
Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 7:17 am
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Great work Kilomouse, always turning out interesting and pretty drawings

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Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 8:16 am
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Excellent :D First, welcome to where real ships are drawn, you are a most welcome addition shipmate. I've only just taken a quick look but she seems pretty good to me; and I'll see if i can find anything in my archive that might provide more info.

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Post subject: Re: Veinticinco de Mayo class cruiserPosted: October 6th, 2012, 9:01 am
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Good start and very good to see you have "graduated" to the Real Life thread. As one time I had entertained myself with the idea of making these beauties I have some material. I'll PM it to you if you like (i think you do ;) )

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