Very well done, just two notes, both about the meatball on the flight deck. First, pretty sure it didn't have it, as it would have made a great target for divebombers, second, it looks kinda fake compared to the rest of the image.
"Even if its not super detailed.... ships like that needs very good textures to look good." It's the truth. I have to paint texture for a three battleships. I hope I can do it) (and offtop: you have a good works and it put you famous: many people write comments for you. Maybe difficult give answer each of them I think. Maybe I have not bad stuff, but I haven't a many followers. Aliluya!)
Well its true some times its hard to answer all the comments but i am trying to reply back to everybody because many of them are friends.With the job i am doing (pilot instructor)i share my work with so many people at my work plus the forums that some times takes me more than an hour to look all the replies but its something i like to do.No ofc not you have very good gallery and i like most of them the only problem is that many know your work but only few know who you are here.
Yeah... even today, aircraft carriers are not exactly cranked out on an assembly line. Building even one is a huge undertaking, and while individual sections may be prefabricated, each carrier is basically hand assembled from those sections in the dry dock. Which is why no two carriers are the same. The Nimitz class are all built on the same lines, to the same basic design, but each carrier is also different from the others of the class. Oh, and the Saratoga was actually the second ship the US built that way, the first being the Lexington. After the Saratoga though, all US carriers were designed from the keel up as carriers.
And if I remember on May 14th, 1945, CV(N)-6 USS Enterprise,(The Big E, Lucky E, by the US; The Grey Ghost, and The Galloping Ghost by the Japanese) had her forward elevador blown about a go 400ft (120m) into the air before it fell into the Pacific, when a Japanese bomb laden Kamikaze slamed into her. And did you know Japan bombed the US main Land, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, then just google "Japanese ballon bombs and you'll see how they did it, and they had built submarines that could carry, launch, and retrive fighter planes as well.