The Kydd ships brought to life

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seaflower

Seaflower – by Robert Squarebriggs

The renowned maritime artist Geoff Hunt RSMA was commissioned to paint original artwork for the covers of the first nine books in the Kydd series. Each featured one of Kydd’s ships, superbly represented. These paintings are available as limited edition prints at http://www.artmarine.co.uk/kydd.aspx

From INVASION onwards, my publisher decided to design the covers using the latest computer generated imaging techniques, bringing what I think is a very contemporary – yet still historical – look to the books.

But how many authors have the great privilege of seeing the ships in their books portrayed across the whole spectrum of model making? There have been representations of the Kydd ships as physical models ranging from 1:1200 to 1:64 in scale, half models, and even a virtual L’Aurore, a computer-generated image!
In future posts I’ll feature individual modellers.

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