The biggest challenge with the tiles is trying to guess what the original colour would have looked like new, instead of after decades immersed in salt water or as pictured in an artist's impression. The person performing QA on my renditions is Ken Marschall...once he gives the OK, I'm not making any more changes. That having been said, onlt a few of the tiles pictured on my website have gotten his final OK. The rest are still in work.
I probably misspoke myself. Ken has stopped making comment on the first 5 tiles on my webpage, so I'm assuming that he's satisfied with the rendition. Ken, however, is a perfectionist, and never stops critiquing even his own work, so there's no guarantee that he won't re-evaluate at some future date. The other tiles are still under discussion. And, no, the 1st Cl. Dining Saloon tile is still in work; in fact, I just re-worked the entire tile and have started over again.
Remember, these tiles are merely a diversion. They started out as background decoration for my website. We may end up with a catalogue of the floor tiles known to have been used aboard Titanic, but we're not going to rock the Titanic world with that information. That's why I don't mind posting them as works-in-progress; also, there is no rush to complete the project. These tiles are going to be in flux for some time to come.
Parks - Bloody Brilliant! Given the overwhelming amount of internet dross regarding the Titanic available on-line, there is a need for as much quality work out there as possible. And yours, IMHO, is among the very front rank of the front rankers. A much welcomed return.
I was particularly glad to see the White Paper you co-authored with David Brown accessible again - I know there were quite a few queries about it after you took the site off-line for a while. Am going to go back and read the tech stuff s-l-o-w-l-y to see if I can absorb it...perhaps even an old troglodyte like myself can grasp it all eventually.