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Current and Finished Projects => Physical Models => Sea => Topic started by: buzzbomb on February 03, 2018, 07:00:37 PM

Title: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
Post by: buzzbomb on February 03, 2018, 07:00:37 PM
Spoke earlier about having a crack at the HMS Sheffield after it was hit by the Exocet.
So using this famous pic as my master reference
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_pic.JPG)

Went to work using venerable Skywave 1/700 HMS Sheffield
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_1.JPG)

Pretty much out of the box, replaced some of the thick deck parts with stretched sprue for the rope guide (must be some sort of technical boaty term)

This built sort of gets down to pulling off the paint work. This is the inital crack at working up the paint.
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_2.JPG)
 this is where I am at so far, but still a far way to go with more railing and paint detail
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_3.JPG)
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 03, 2018, 08:40:21 PM
Paint job is perfect. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 06, 2018, 11:13:36 PM
Paint job is perfect. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

Oh my goodness yes! Talk about a great showcase of some exceptional talent!

What a treat to see an HMS Sheffield built up too! I've had a soft-spot for Sheffield since the movie Threads (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threads).

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Old Wombat on February 06, 2018, 11:40:49 PM
Great job so far, Brian! :smiley:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: ed s on February 07, 2018, 07:49:44 AM
Very realistic damage. Great work on this one so far.

Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Done
Post by: buzzbomb on March 12, 2018, 10:15:13 AM
Calling this done
The etch radar is well worth the effort and looks a treat, much better than the insipid kit part

(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_4.JPG)
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_5.JPG)
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_6.JPG)

Reasonably happy with the way it come out
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
Post by: Antonio Sobral on March 12, 2018, 04:11:06 PM
Greaty build and fantastic result.

The damage effects are top notch. With the right photo set-up it could pass for the real thing!

Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 13, 2018, 01:34:09 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 13, 2018, 05:30:09 PM
The weathering on the hull is simply superb!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
Post by: Old Wombat on March 14, 2018, 07:51:55 PM
Sweet! ... In a tragic way. 8) :smiley: :icon_sueno: