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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Warships and Ships => Topic started by: buzzbomb on May 03, 2018, 11:45:06 pm

Title: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: buzzbomb on May 03, 2018, 11:45:06 pm
Just popped a note about the upcoming Aussie Model Expo, so I had better put up something I have been working on.

Real world build based on this iconic photo
(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)
In progress shot 2
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/misc/sheffield_3.JPG)

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
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 03, 2018, 11:47:46 pm
That's looking very good, indeed!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2018, 01:46:28 am
Wow.
I'm looking forward to seeing this in the flesh.
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: AS.12 on May 04, 2018, 02:28:57 am
That is stunning. 
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2018, 02:48:16 am
Brilliant piece of modelling there, EXCEPTIONAL paintwork.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: NARSES2 on May 04, 2018, 06:24:56 am
Tremendous piece of work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Old Wombat on May 04, 2018, 09:39:42 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: sandiego89 on May 04, 2018, 06:23:24 pm
Extremely well done and a great tribute. Nice work.
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: JoeP on June 23, 2018, 05:47:45 am
That is impressive work.
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Post by: dumaniac on June 23, 2018, 06:39:07 pm
plurry nice mate - nice paint work - love the sea effect - really nice
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Scotaidh on June 24, 2018, 01:29:14 pm
So ... the Whif is that she didn't sink?  Don't get me wrong - wicked good modeling & painting skills there.
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on June 24, 2018, 01:35:00 pm
Wonderful work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Crackingjob on June 24, 2018, 02:09:52 pm
So ... the Whif is that she didn't sink?  Don't get me wrong - wicked good modeling & painting skills there.
She didn't sink but stayed afloat for 6 days, and was under tow to South Georgia when she sank due to water leaking in in rough seas. However during those 6 days much work was done to recover equipment but also record and examine the damage from which lessons were learnt
Sheffield was a batch 1 Type 42 and strangely Argentina had 2 with the distinctive horns on the funnel.
Had she got to South Georgia it might have been a different story
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Weaver on June 24, 2018, 03:14:48 pm
It's a great paint job and the water effect is excellent. :thumbsup:

No fault on you Buzzbomb, but there is a flaw in the original model kit. The wide section of 01 deck behind the boats, which overhangs the deckhouse and goes out to the edge of the main deck, wasn't present on Sheffield. If you look at the picture of Sheffield, you can see that it was originally only the width of the deckhouse itself. The rear portion of this area was widened to accommodate the triple torpedo tubes, but Sheffield was never fitted with those (they weren't ready in time: HMS Amazon had the same problem). The whole length of the deck was only widened on one of the Argentine ships (in order to mount Exocets) and on the Batch III ships. Batch Is and IIs  had the area vacated by the boats widened when the boats were replaced with twin 30mm AAA guns after the Falklands. This error is probably due to Skywave using a mix'n'match selection of sprues to build all the different ships, batches and modifications of the Type 42 and they missed this subtlety.
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Leading Observer on June 24, 2018, 04:00:28 pm
awesome!
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Weaver on June 25, 2018, 03:48:54 am
It's a great paint job and the water effect is excellent. :thumbsup:

No fault on you Buzzbomb, but there is a flaw in the original model kit. The wide section of 01 deck behind the boats, which overhangs the deckhouse and goes out to the edge of the main deck, wasn't present on Sheffield. If you look at the picture of Sheffield, you can see that it was originally only the width of the deckhouse itself. The rear portion of this area was widened to accommodate the triple torpedo tubes, but Sheffield was never fitted with those (they weren't ready in time: HMS Amazon had the same problem). The whole length of the deck was only widened on one of the Argentine ships (in order to mount Exocets) and on the Batch III ships. Batch Is and IIs  had the area vacated by the boats widened when the boats were replaced with twin 30mm AAA guns after the Falklands. This error is probably due to Skywave using a mix'n'match selection of sprues to build all the different ships, batches and modifications of the Type 42 and they missed this subtlety.

Just remembered that I have a Skywave Batch II (Exeter) in the stash so I've had a look at it it. The deckhouse roof in that area has score marks on the underside so that you can chop some or all of it off to make the different platform shapes. Weirdly though, it only has a full set of marks on one side and a single "all or nothing" line on the other, despite the platforms being symmetrical in every pic I can find. The instructions on that kit ( and the Dragon Batch III - same molds) are also VERY far from clear... :banghead:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: buzzbomb on July 05, 2018, 05:26:10 am
It's a great paint job and the water effect is excellent. :thumbsup:

No fault on you Buzzbomb, but there is a flaw in the original model kit. The wide section of 01 deck behind the boats, which overhangs the deckhouse and goes out to the edge of the main deck, wasn't present on Sheffield. If you look at the picture of Sheffield, you can see that it was originally only the width of the deckhouse itself. The rear portion of this area was widened to accommodate the triple torpedo tubes, but Sheffield was never fitted with those (they weren't ready in time: HMS Amazon had the same problem). The whole length of the deck was only widened on one of the Argentine ships (in order to mount Exocets) and on the Batch III ships. Batch Is and IIs  had the area vacated by the boats widened when the boats were replaced with twin 30mm AAA guns after the Falklands. This error is probably due to Skywave using a mix'n'match selection of sprues to build all the different ships, batches and modifications of the Type 42 and they missed this subtlety.


Just remembered that I have a Skywave Batch II (Exeter) in the stash so I've had a look at it it. The deckhouse roof in that area has score marks on the underside so that you can chop some or all of it off to make the different platform shapes. Weirdly though, it only has a full set of marks on one side and a single "all or nothing" line on the other, despite the platforms being symmetrical in every pic I can find. The instructions on that kit ( and the Dragon Batch III - same molds) are also VERY far from clear... :banghead:

Actually it is fault on me..I was most of the way through construction and into the painting components and noticed the same thing on the appalling instructions when comparing to the pix I had.
Did the Gaullic shrug and "hoped" nobody would notice.
Well done Mr Nobody  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2019, 08:27:03 am
Woah. Now there's a museum piece ! Great idea and great execution !
Title: Re: Falklands HMS Sheffield
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 11, 2019, 03:02:25 am
Nice work there.  :thumbsup: