Author Topic: Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield  (Read 817 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield
« on: May 21, 2017, 09:02:48 AM »
Hi all,
Three weeks ago was the 35th anniversary of the loss of HMS Sheffield and 22 of her crew to an Argentine Exocet. For some reason even though I'm not really into boats and naval stuff, I've always been interested in the "Shiny Sheff" and have long wanted a model. A month or two ago I found out there was one in 1/700 with some PE so, after having sold some wargaming stuff, I bought the Cyber Hobby version. Here's where I am after a couple of hours:


There are a LOT of small parts - weapons, lifeboats etc - so I decided to get the big stuff done first!

and later today:
« Last Edit: May 21, 2017, 12:53:18 PM by KiwiZac »
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 01:03:30 PM »
 :)

Offline buzzbomb

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Re: Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 05:57:33 PM »
Well snap.. I have the Skywave version of the Sheffield and planning to build her up as well.
I am going to attempt to try to get here looking after the exocet hit and fires had devestated her



Be watching on at this build, as my attempt will not be for a while yet.

Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
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Re: Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 05:24:08 AM »
buzzbomb - it's the same plastic, but I think having PE improves the kit immensely. Eduard do a fret for it if you can find one. Interesting you're doing that as if I can find a cheap Revell boxing - just missed out on one - I'd like to do Coventry as she's rolling over.
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Offline KiwiZac

  • Who said Kiwis can't fly...though this one can organise for a kit of the Fletcher FU24 to be produced!
  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 09:43:03 AM »
Progress is progressing! Turns out the Revell boxing has a Sheffield nameplate, thank goodness.
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Offline KiwiZac

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  • The Modeller Formerly Known As K5054NZ
Re: Tiny Shiny Sheff - Falklands-era 1/700 HMS Sheffield
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 11:06:36 AM »
I ran out of steam on these and put them back in the (now single) box some time ago. If anyone's interested in buying/trading them please get in touch.
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