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Title: hms sheffield info
Post by: Mike0001 on September 09, 2014, 09:45:06 PM
Hi

Back when I was at school I could remember stories and pictures coming in about this ship....... any pointers to where I could find a kit suitable for beginner ?

thanks
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: hmsantrim on September 10, 2014, 01:55:22 AM
Hi Mike.
 which sheffy is it this one.
 
Frank
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/farticus1/sheffield-04_zpsacc094f6.jpg)
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: Mike0001 on September 10, 2014, 07:41:59 AM
I should say that's the one  :-))

sunk 10th may 82 Falkands conflict.........
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: TailUK on September 10, 2014, 08:49:24 AM
Hi Mike.
 which sheffy is it this one.
 
Frank
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/farticus1/sheffield-04_zpsacc094f6.jpg)
Nice model, is that the White Ensign Kit?
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: TailUK on September 10, 2014, 08:54:44 AM
Hi

Back when I was at school I could remember stories and pictures coming in about this ship....... any pointers to where I could find a kit suitable for beginner ?

thanks
The only plastic kit I know of is Dragon's 1/700th scale Type 42 Batch 1 which is representing HMS Sheffield.  If you're looking for a large scale sailing model, several companies make hulls for Type 42s but not sure which batchs they make.  Several companies make RN fittings in different scales.  Fleetscale, Sirmar to name a couple.
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: hmsantrim on September 10, 2014, 02:30:27 PM
Hi Mike.
 I am assuming you want to have a radio controlled model of the sheffield. Unfortunately  It does`nt come as a kit ie all parts in a box but as as whats called a semi-kit.
 You have to purchase individual components from separate suppliers the (1) Grp hull and plans, (2) running gear ie(shafts, props, rudders)  (3) the fittings, and (4) plastic card to fabricate the superstructure from scratch.
have a look at this thread so you can see how you would go about it.
 
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47412.msg479798.html#msg479798 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47412.msg479798.html#msg479798)
 Frank
 
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: Mike0001 on September 10, 2014, 06:51:05 PM
so is this partial kit from deans ?

Have looked on their site but cant seem to find
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: dougal99 on September 10, 2014, 07:28:01 PM
Sirmar do a 1/96 type 42 hull and fittings. Fleetscale do a type 42 1/72 semi kit. Jecobin do plans of Sheffield but at a much smaller scale. There are plans for Exeter and York at 1/96 which might be usable but you would need plenty of photographs of Sheffield for detail.


IMO semi kits are not an good option for a beginner but you never know until you try.


Good luck
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: radiojoe on September 10, 2014, 08:17:34 PM
Hi Mike
That was my thread of HMS Coventry that accompanied HMS Sheffield at the Falklands the hull is from Sirmar, as will be the fittings later this month, the build is on hold at the moment while I finish my tug build I'm not aware of any type 42 full kits but if I can help you with anything just ask, I'm on holiday at the moment so I don't log in every day,
Joe.



Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: hmsantrim on September 11, 2014, 11:20:15 AM
Hi Mike.
 Went into the archives for a pic what you may be able to get is a PBM kit or old built model as there was one came up on flea bay recently. You could always ask if any body on here has one.
 
Frank
 
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/farticus1/PICT0417_zpsb4f45979.jpg)
Title: Re: hms sheffield info
Post by: hmsantrim on September 11, 2014, 12:42:27 PM
one that was on flea bay sold for 60
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/farticus1/shefi_zpscfb3da06.jpg)