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    Been quite busy with my job last four months but managed to make up some time to play with Photoshop. This is the result of my further imagination on HMD visors for shipgirls which I would be really, really happy to see it actually working in fan-made game or something. I have a lot of ideas for future kanmusu equipments, hopefully I can upload the sketches of those here soon.




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    So I've been out of this community for quite a long time... thought I might wanna update myself with something I've made recently. It's my original character, Project 7 destroyer "Gremyashchiy" of Soviet Navy.

    Gremyashchiy (Russian: Гремящий; "thunderous") was a Project 7, or Gnevny-class destroyer in service within the Soviet Navy launched on 12 March 1937 at the Zhdanov Yard in Leningrad. Construction began on 23 July 1936, and the destroyer began operations within the Baltic Fleet on 28 August 1939, while later being transferred to the Soviet Northern Fleet in 1941.

    She took part in numerous ground support and convoy escort operations while in the Northern Fleet, alongside her sisters "Gromkiy" and "Sokrushitelnyy".

    When the Kriegsmarine were debating if they should send the battleship Tirpitz up North in order to cut the lend-lease support for the Soviets, Gremyashchiy was supposed to be fighting against her, however thanks to HMS Campbeltown's successful raid on the dock of St. Nazaire, this never came to reality.

    Personality-wise I'm thinking of her as a relatively strict one at work, while still can be a sweetheart in private. As most real Slavic people do, she will go frown at meeting new people, taking pictures of her, feeling uneasy, etc. It's a cultural difference, where not smiling is considered polite, and smiling at everyone is considered as being untrue to them.


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    "Leningrad(Ленинград)", the first ship of the Project 1 destroyer leaders, was commissioned into the Baltic Fleet in December 1936. She sailed to Tallinn on 22 October 1940 when the Soviet Union began to occupy Estonia. After the Winter War broke out, she and her sister Minsk(Project 38) bombarded Finnish coastal defense positions on Saarenp?? Island, part of the Beryozovye Islands on 10 December 1939 and again on 30 December–3 January 1940. The beginning of Operation Barbarossa found Leningrad and Minsk in Tallinn and they were ordered to cover mine-laying operations at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland between Hanko and Osmussaar on 23 June. Both ships bombarded German positions surrounding Tallinn 23–27 August and participated in the evacuation of Tallinn from Tallinn to Leningrad at the end of August 1941. Minsk was sunk in Kronstadt harbor by Junkers Ju 87 dive-bombers of StG 2 on 23 September. She was later salvaged and recommissioned on 22 June 1943. Leningrad was part of the third evacuation convoy from Hanko to Leningrad from 9–12 December, but was forced to turn back by damage from nearby mine explosions.
    For most of the rest of the war, both destroyers were blockaded in Leningrad and Kronstadt by Axis minefields and could only provide gunfire support for the defenders during the Siege of Leningrad.

    As a shipgirl, while bearing the proud name of the heroic city of USSR, she does not quite live up to that name, as she likes to prank(occasionally lewd) on people she has grown closer to. That doesn't apply to all kinds of situation though - Leningrad can and will take on jobs as seriously as Gremyashchiy does. Also, she's wicked fast. Faster than Shimakaze.




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    "Okhotnik(Охотник, or Охотникъ, as that's how her name was written back then. It means "hunter")"
    Her design itself is a fun story. In early 1917, the Imperial Russian Naval Technical Board recognized the need to introduce high-speed “cruiser-killers” into the Baltic Fleet, in order to counter the increasing threat of Imperial German capital-ships. After further consideration, it was decided to focus upon a destroyer platform for the new project, as destroyers are relatively inexpensive to construct and re-arm to sizeable numbers. Further specifications outlined the role these new “destroyer-suppressors” were to play: anti-capital ship combat, high-speed reconnaissance, and mine-laying abilities; in short, a light multi-purpose high-speed warship. For all intents and purposes, what we consider to be the roles of modern destroyers. To put her design story simple, start from modifying the already existing then-new destroyer class "Gavriil(Гавриил, 1915)". You need more guns but there's no more room on the deck. So what do you do? Stretch the hull. You need a lot. Stretch more. Don't forget to add eight more bulkheads to reinforce the long hull, as there are only twelve of them. And boom, you have a hilariously long hull that can harness seven 130mm guns and three 450mm triple torpedo tubes(There's one more set of torpedo tubes in the game World of Warships; but historically she had only three) all in a line. The design was finalized by late 1917 and presented to the Board. To their astonishment at the outlandish proposal, many were quoted to calling her a “hunter” or a “killer”, and the name forever stuck. It was an ambitious design; many would consider her ahead of her time. A destroyer that was more so a light cruiser by form, she attempted to merge the flexibility of a larger capital ship into compact construction. The problem of fitting high-power propulsion into a compact chassis was not successfully solved until post 1940s, when propulsion technologies advanced to the point where it was feasible to mount superheated boilers and multi-gear turbines into a hull the size of a destroyer. As the design being borderline impractical for that time, she was never built in steel and only remains as a sketch.
    Okhotnik is the kind of tomboy who doesn't really care about her own appearance but something fun to break. She strikes only when the chance comes, and likes to absolutely dominate her "games" with her seven guns and nine torpedoes.



    And that makes it three, my very first three original shipgirls. More coming soon.




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    Been off for a while and I'm back here with some more.

    Updated Gremyashchy. I'm trying different kinds of painting methods, so my art style right now is as inconsistent as it can be.


    Soviet cruiser Molotov, work in progress.


    Project 7 destroyer Gremyashchy was launched 81 years ago on this day, 12 August 1937 at Plant no. 140, Zhdanov Yard in Leningrad, currently Northern Shipyard (Северная Верфь) in Saint-Petersburg. Happy birthday Gremy!




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