For those interested, here's a very rare historical photograph I found by accident showing the Akagi at the point of the explosion that destroyed the ship: yamalama1986.deviantart.com/ar…. I can only imagine the horror of the crew and the photographer witnessing this happening.
I understand what you mean by the "flat" looking texture, but perhaps that's just the angle. This looks about as detailed as most of the models I have ever seen, actually - this looks MORE detailed than most of the models than I've ever seen. I REALLY ENJOY THIS! As a history buff and military nerd, I must say - you have amazing taste and this looks beautiful, as your other work would suggest. Please keep up the good work, this is simply breath-taking!
Thanks mate,well is very hard to make the water in scale because is simulated and believe me even with my beast pc takes ages to render the water and wakes.I am not planing to make a render from this angle so the wakes from the side are looking great !
Interesting that the Akagi and Kaga were sunk so quickly. Both were modified from capital ship designs, which would have been expected to be structually strong, yet due to major design flaws, such as the positioning of the fuel tanks, they were turned into infernos very quickly. Compare these with the Lexington, also modified from a capital ship design. It took two torpedos and three bombs to cripple it during the Battle of the Coral Sea, stayed afloat for hours, and even after the order to abandon ship was given, still needed another two torpedoes from an American cruiser to finally sink it.