In the past, Alvama and reytuerto have drawn the famous ironclad Huáscar as it was in 1865 and 1879 during the War of the Pacific.
Ordered by Perú in 1864 and Commissioned in 1866, Huáscar's naval career was nothing short of outstanding. Huascár participated in the 1877 Peruvian Civil War, being considered a pirate ship and even fighting a Royal Navy Squadron. But it was just a warming up.
In 1879 during the War of the Pacific, Huáscar took part in many combats and bombardments as Peru’s flagship. For many months, Huáscar was almost the sole significant Peruvian warship facing the Chilean navy. Captured after an epic battle against practically the whole enemy fleet, Huáscar continued its fighting career, now under the Chilean flag, taking part in numerous naval operations until the war ended in 1884.
The end of the War of the Pacific was not the end of Huáscar’s fighting story. In 1891 the ship got involved in the Chilean Civil War joining to the revolutionaries. Finally in 1897 the ship was decommissioned after a long and hazardous career. Just to get an idea of how hazardous it was, it is enough to say that Peru and Chile's maximum naval heroes were killed aboard the Huascar in the line of duty.
- Miguel Grau (Peruvian) was killed during the Combat of Angamos
- Arturo Prat (Chilean) was killed while boarding the Huascar during the Combat of Iquique
- Manuel Thompson (Chilean) was killed during the Combat of Arica.
Its war days over, Huáscar is currently commissioned as a museum ship at the port of Talcahuano (Chile), preserved as a memorial place in remembrance of the many whom fought, suffered and died aboard.
More information on the Huáscar, available here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hu%C3%A1s ... ons_of_war
Initially Alvama drew the Huáscar as it was launched in 1865:
Afterwards, reytuerto drew the 1879 version of the Huáscar, at the beginning of the War of the Pacific in cruising and combat mode:
I have decided to continue where they left
First we have the Huascar right after its capture, serving with the Chilean navy, probably circa 1880 -1882. It is still carrying 10in guns and keeping the old Peruvian grey with some minor changes:
Next, it is the Huascar with the "victorian" style, dark/white/red usually used by the Chilean Navy, probably circa 1882 - 1884. It has already shifted to 8in guns:
Finally, it is the Huascar as it looks right now, as a memorial ship. I understand the Huáscar was restored to the condition it had in 1897 when it was finally decommissioned: