View Full Version : The End of the Yamato
08-29-2005, 09:24 PM
A scene depicting the final moments of the IJN battleship Yamato. The battleship was the largest ever built, dwarfing even the legendary Bismarck. She was intercepted en route to Okinawa to harass Allied forces there. Avenger torpedo bombers and Dauntless dive bombers from US Navy carriers pounded the ship for two hours before she at last capsized and exploded. It took no less than 10 torpedo hits (some accounts say 12) to finally doom the steel giant.
The scene could stand some improvements to the ship itself and some serious lighting work.
Any other suggestions are welcome!
08-29-2005, 10:40 PM
Uhh. . . This scene seems more like "Triumph of the Dive-Bombers" than "End of the Yamato". The ship should be way more prominent in the piece if you're going to make it the primary focus. Also, the explosions look a bit too large in comparison with the size of the battleship (world's largest and all).
My suggestions: Rework the scene to show a flaming, listing Yamoto with a flight of dive-bombers in the distance. Maybe put the camera close to deck height on the battleship--that would make it the subject of the piece. I realize that the ship model would probably need a complete reworking and a lot of modeling and texturing work, but that's the way it goes on a ship project. Maybe you could go the other route and re-title the piece to focus on the dive-bombers, as they seem more realistically modeled and textured.
The fighters do look nice! Just work a bit on the ship and the composition, that's all.
08-29-2005, 10:49 PM
Good point...it's not so aptly titled, is it?
Explosions are a bit big, too, good point there as well.
Think I'll save this title for a future piece with a much improved ship model.
Thanks for the input!
08-29-2005, 10:49 PM
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