From: The Divided Nations of Earth
ORIGINAL: J Boomer
Will there be two sets? One with and one without cammo?
Actually Boomer, not .. really. Having said that the better answer is .. yes .. kinda.
At the risk of repeating myself, this project is in response to a customer request; a standardized art set where all the art is 'consistent', in that it has similar hue and brightness characteristics, has a uniform 'relative scale', and is generally uniform in color, in that the detail of each ship is clearly visible and she is identifyable on a uniform background set.
Other styles are valid, but irrelevant. This is what the customer requested and the customer has declined to entertain other depictions. I must say I agree with the customer. I like having a basis from which all things evolve.
Phase 1 of the project is to create a 'stock' art replacement set that uses the talents of the WiTP artistic community to develop an art set that can replace the 'official' images. That is being done.
For phase 2 we have been asked to expand our work to accommodate, for example, CHS, add ships, add upgrade options, all dependant on the imperitives of the database. This will necessarily include some repainting.
Phase x involves the individuals who have contributed to this project. We are all willing and able to create a 'beaut' for ourselves, and make her available to all of you. This is on an individual basis. It is nice to have a standardized, scaled, set from which to work. It makes life very easy.
For example, below are 3 Baltimores. It took me 17 seconds to do a measure 41 paint job on her and 31 seconds to do the atrocious dazzle job. If I took about 2 minutes, I would have squared all the edges and made it look better, but the thrust of this is that overlaying a 'cammo' pattern on one of our standard ships is 'so easy a caveman could do it'.
Long answer to your question, but necessary I think. This project isn't a cammo v not-cammo issue, and I wish the contention would cease. It is peurile and unnecessary. Later-war images can be (and absolutely will be) easily accommodated by once the basis designs are completed.
Wow! Now that's what a ship side should look like, much better than those stock blobs! Nice camo job BTW also!
I'm glad you guys are doing this project. Matrix needs to hire you all to do the art for the next incarnation of WitP (yes I'm still hoping and praying that a new improved WitP comes out).