Illustrations are scattered accross our website and are
usually prepared in formats ressembling those used with www.shipbucket.com.
Experienced Shipbucket readers will see that the strict SB drawing rules are not always respected, nor are the sizes of
the template for reasons of expediency. Regarding the non respect of SB drawings rules, the following
reasons are to be blamed :
The software used (Microsoft Image Composer 1.5) only offering 256 colors, it restricts these
drawings to a lesser number of colors. Then, it could my misusing the facilities offered... But this
is why artists' work with Shipbuckets is far better (I think)
The exclusive use of black colour to outline contours prevents elements to be discriminated from each
other (eg: an engine on a wing) Therefore, colours different than black are sometimes (often ?) used
With glass (windows, cockpit, ...) being illustrated in a given manner with Shipbucket, my presenting
them differently should just be seen as a personal preference. The same may apply to other Shipbucket's
standards (aircraft wheels, ...)
The above should not be read as a criticism to Shipbucket (as mentioned, their drawings are
generally speaking better detailed and more elaborate than ours) but explains why AAC drawings as such are
not elligible to be published with Shipbucket.
Should any SB artist wish to divert my drawings and bring
them to SB standards, please feel welcome to do so. Getting in touch would even be better and while our aims
are different, any suggestion to correct AAC drawings are welcome. Naturally if any SB artist believes that
I forgot to mention an author's name (when re-working or using existing drawings), please accept my apologize -
just let me know to allow me to correct any such blunder asap.
The idea of a dedicated listing has been abandonned.
However, all these drawings are contained in a few directories and interrested readers would just need to browse their
content - see the list below. There is no strict rule for file naming, but these are usually self explanatory.
Naturally, these illustrations are accessible via the proper
pages : for example, illustrations for the AR683B7 LancaStar (read: A863 Lancaster B7) will be found
on the dedicated page where Notes for that aircraft are published - please
refer to the normal navigation buttons.
Below is an extract of our Menu of Directories
the full version of which may be found on the Directories page. Not all
directories shown here are Shipbucket style related as some Shipbucket style drawings may have ended up into the wrong