Thursday, 16 August 2012

Little Lead Lightfoot

Newly refurbished in the South Yorkshire Navy Yard (40 miles inland...) is this venerable MY 1/1200 scale model of the WW1 British destroyer leader HMS Lightfoot. 
I picked this up in well used and 'pre-loved' condition a few years ago and my repair work was restricted to cleaning up the casting a bit and adding a mast (florist wire).  The vessel was then treated to a blast of black spray paint before heavly drybrushing on a dark-ish grey and finishing off with some modest detail painting.
A member of the Marksman class, like her sisters Lightfoot was a rather larger ship then contemporary destroyers, the extra room being occupied by the Capitain 'D' and his staff.  Completed in 1915, Lightfoot had only a brief career before being scrapped in 1921.  None of which neccessarily rules out it's appearance in future WW2 games....


Archduke Piccolo said...

Now, this is just the sort of thing I need for my navies. Where can one get these from?

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Mick Yarrow: