The RMS Mauretania in full WWI Dazzle camouflage, colorized by yours truly. Once again I went for an Autochrome-ish look. As far as I know, there are no known color photos of WWI era dazzle paint jobs.
Let me tell you a story… A good 3 years ago I decided to do a portrait of the RMS Titanic in time for the centennial of the sinking. It all went well until I hit the brick wall that is painting the #@&%! ocean, so I shelved it. Still, I had a nice chunk of it finished, which I’ve posted on Deviant Art and here (repeatedly), and it even caught the interest of a friend, who happens to be a huge James Cameron fan. My painting methods improved over those 3 years, but even then I couldn’t bring myself to finishing it. That is until I finally figured out how to really use the brushes on Photoshop (some gentle nudging from friends helped too). And so here she is, three years off the mark, but done!
Ocean liner RMS Queen Mary at departure, 1930′s. Queen Mary
sailed mainly between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York City and was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by Queen Elizabeth.
The White Star Line flagship
RMS Majestic in Boston for repairs, 1922. She began life in 1914 as the Hamburg America Line
SS Bismarck, but was turned over to Britain in 1920 as compensation for the sinking of HMHS Britannic. She was the largest ship in the world until 1935.
The amazing thing is that this room is still mostly intact at the bottom of the Atlantic. The equivalent on the Olympic was sold when the ship was scrapped, now possibly in somebodies house or hotel somewhere.