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  1. mrblueskye

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    I don’t foresee any real difficulties with the RU destroyer line, certainly nothing like we have with the cruisers and any projected battleship line. I think it’s not only right but also smart to adopt grey as an anchor point. You only need to look at USN’s use of Haze Grey throughout the US and Panasian lines; it provides that common base from which you can easily differentiate individual ships while maintaining a degree of cohesiveness as you progress through the line. That said, I think the Podvoisky scheme currently offered by USN is fine and would suggest possibly using the Razumnyy scheme on a Gnevny/Gremyaschy combo.
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    I'm not really a fan of really busy, multi-coloured designs and would reject the second alternative suggested by Albrecht. I think the first has promise, containing as it does, grey and black. Shouldn't be too difficult to match the shades of grey and black you've already been using and I'm not against some colour, although a nice blue might be easier on the eye than fluorescent green. However, I suspect these musings may be moot as I'm fairly sure you already have something in mind that will serve. Sometimes, rigid historicity has to be sacrificed to move the venture forward and what's needed here, I believe, is a plausible transition from the earlier to the later ships that is at least, in spirit, contiguous.
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    I am glad you’ve figured out something that works for you. My two cents follows. I decided to rebuy Bogatyr in order to look properly at skin options and decided to spec and play her. Funny thing is, why would you ‘upgrade’ the guns; the stock 152mm are superior in every way to the 130mm. I took her out New Zealand-style (all black) and specced for IFHE. It was a slaughter. So, not really having to use the 130mm on Bogatyr makes it easier to cater for the other ships that share this gun file. A ‘B’ hull design for Bogatyr similar to your Leningrad skin would probably look OK with a mix of black and grey guns, if you absolutely had to run the ship fully upgraded and would allow a freer hand for designs on the other ships already mentioned, that would lead logically to the authentic grey theme already established for the higher tier Soviet era ships. I for one would like to see the all-grey theme on Kirov/Molotov right the way up to Moskva/Stalingrad. It’s not boring at all, as your work on Buddy, Chappy, MK, DD and Kron amply demonstrates. I’m excited and have absolute confidence that you will pull this off and with some style.
  4. mrblueskye

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    Glad to help. The really specific, detailed stuff, I'll send by PM from now on and as long as you find it useful.
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    Hull ID number '105'
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    Since she is Svetlana class I had a look at the cruiser files in game. I'm guessing but I think RSC015xxx are the Svetlana files and RSC024xxx will be for Krasny Krym.
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    No quite there with the Buddy 'A' hull. Free-standing and shielded 37mm AA mounts/guns missing. Sorry to report that the fixation with 37mm AA led me to check the other Soviet Cruisers for this and it looks like Kronstadt is missing the 37mm AA mounts.
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    Mikhail Kutuzov (Premium) shares a lot of files with the tech tree ships, notably the main guns of Buddy/Chappy. I just thought it might have made sense to include her in the Buddy/Chappy pack. I'll take a look at the updated Buddy/Chappy and report back.
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    Buddy 'A' Hull secondaries, AA guns and torpedo tubes missing Chappy 'A' Hull AA guns missing Chappy 'B' Hull radar/fcontrol missing Finally, to inject a bit of humour, I like how the MK is being done as the others are completed.
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    Minor point. The director/textures folder is empty. Should there be something in there?
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    Black is back. I found some very old stuff (more than I originally thought) I picked up off the Russian forums many moons ago. It's mainly hulls, main guns and some secondaries. Also, the shade/intensity of the black is a little different to what you're using. The screenshots are a mishmash of USN, Wyvern and A N Other. Some obvious weak spots, such as the missing torp tubes on Svietlana, guns only on KK and Okt Rev looks like it would be a nightmare to fully skin in isolation because of the sheer volume and variety of accessories. Aurora Bogatyr 'B' Svietlana Imperator Nikolai October Revolution And just for completeness, the sad figure that is Krasny Krym, with black guns only
  12. mrblueskye

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    I thought I would take a look at the Bogatyr as I had a nagging thought in the back of my mind that the black scheme offered by Wyvern was for the stock version of the ship only. Turns out I was right and I have no clue where I got this 'B' hull from (Wyvern's 'B' hull is light grey and looks off with the black guns) but the whole thing looks rather messy, I think. I decided to try something I've tried before with some success. Sometimes there's no actual difference between the hulls and it's just a case of copying and renaming the file. So, looks OK apart from one pretty obvious snag; the 'upgraded' guns. As far as I can tell after a quick survey of the Russian ships these guns aren't used anywhere else but I could easily be wrong. Might it be possible to do these in black and include in your low tier cruiser zip. On a side note, Aurora shares gun files with Oleg and stock Bogatyr but I may have a solution. I'm pretty sure I have Aurora (and Nikolai) in all black schemes in my archive. I'll dig them out and see if they're a good match with yours and post some screenshots, if that's OK. Edit: 130mm gun file is indeed shared with Podvoisky, Svietlana and Krasny Krym
  13. mrblueskye

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    I never tire of saying this but it bears repetition from time to time. We really appreciate the time and effort you guys put into your work; it's obvious that it is a labour of love. When we post to point out the little things it's not to criticise, it's just our way (speaking for myself, really) of trying to help and feel involved in the process, in some small way. Kron and Don look fantastic. Really liking the colour scheme you've chosen for the Soviet ships. No mention of MK but I'm sure you've got it covered.
  14. mrblueskye

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    Similar problem to Kron. Something missing, I think.
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