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Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
« 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


Went to work using venerable Skywave 1/700 HMS Sheffield


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.

 this is where I am at so far, but still a far way to go with more railing and paint detail
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 10:15:33 AM by buzzbomb »

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 08:40:21 PM »
Paint job is perfect. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 11:40:49 PM »
Great job so far, Brian! :smiley:
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Offline ed s

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 07:49:44 AM »
Very realistic damage. Great work on this one so far.


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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Done
« Reply #5 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





Reasonably happy with the way it come out
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 02:43:14 PM by buzzbomb »

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
« Reply #6 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!


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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 01:34:09 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 05:30:09 PM »
The weathering on the hull is simply superb!

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Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield - Finished
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 07:51:55 PM »
Sweet! ... In a tragic way. 8) :smiley: :icon_sueno:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."