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1/700 HMS SHEFFIELD, Falklands War


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My fellow modellers good afternoon.

As promised during the presentation of my previous work, the HMS Invincible, I just finished today my last tribute to the Royal Navy at the Falklands War.

For this work, I used a 1/700 scale 25th anniversary of Falklands war Premium Edition Dragon Kit, that, as you know, is provided with photo-edges for railings and radar, that are still a pain for my eyes and put a strain on my nerves and my building skills.

This kit was built together with the HMS INVINCIBLE, as my previous intention was to representing them together on navigation, leaving Portsmouth.

But I wasn't sure they left the Royal Navy base the same day, and it turned to be represented separately.

For this kit, I tried to imagine the last moments before she was hit by an Exocet missile during her navigation on the Falklands sea.

Here what I have realized, I hope you like it:

40489766743_d29f35476c_k.jpgIMG_20190324_135652 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

40489766413_331b7625bc_k.jpgIMG_20190324_135801 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

40489765853_721ed5d53e_k.jpgIMG_20190324_135920 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

32514063797_fc9d3841ca_k.jpgIMG_20190324_135947 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

32514063517_9e164e676e_k.jpgIMG_20190324_135957 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

40489765303_c578d5f2b9_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140011 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

32514063157_7d3bf7a58a_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140021 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

40489764983_7e325c4589_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140044 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

40489764773_0ecc1d8f9a_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140130 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

32514062607_1ce7ceb2e5_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140159 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

32514062397_dcb80521cb_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140214 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

 

Now she's resting with the other previous ships/work on the display case:

40489763963_967dba9fdc_k.jpgIMG_20190324_140533 by Franco Segato, su Flickr

...and ...down with another project!

Thank you.

Franco

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Franco, that is incredible. I don't think I have ever seen a model with a missile in flight before, not that I can remember anyway. The sea, the missile and smoke, and the 'Shiny Sheff' herself, it is all very good. Regards, Jeff.

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Hello Franco,

As mentioned above. "First missile in flight". It captures those dark RN moments really good.

I would like to see some more of your models on this website.

Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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Superb.

 

The tiny little detail of the missile in flight brings the whole scene to life. It raises things from being a model of a ship to a heart stopping moment in time. I could feel myself wishing for a different outcome to the inevitable tragedy.

 

Very impressive indeed.

 

Tony.

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