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HMS Cornwall 1/96
« on: January 30, 2020, 10:01:21 PM »


Last year I managed to have a winning bid on an E-Bay auction.
This was for an unfinished build of a Sirmar hulled HMS Cornwall.
The builder had done a great job, but after 20 years of working on it he got fed up
He had built the superstructure out of plasticard and made a good job of it, but it lacked detail.
Lots of the railings were damaged or missing, and finer detailing hadn't been done.
This where I came in.


These first few photo's are as it was when I collected it.

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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 10:19:51 PM »

Looks quite nice actually - was it built for R/C or static display only?


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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 10:22:17 PM »


Radio control.

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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 10:27:06 PM »

Great stuff. Should be good for access to the running gear  :-)


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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 02:43:54 PM »


Unfortunately he sealed the motor's and couplings in under the hanger.
I did attempt to razor saw the hanger to gain access, however even with a one inch deep saw I couldn't cut all the way through.
I will have to live with it unless some thing drastic happens with the drivetrain.
The helideck is removable to gain access to the rudders/servo, so no problems with that.
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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2020, 08:38:21 PM »


HI look a very nice model  :-))
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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 04:55:03 PM »

Excellent example of that class of Frigate. I hope to attempt one myself one day. I have HMS Brave in mind.
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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 07:56:35 PM »


Added a few crew members dotted about here and there.
A few minor touch ups and then she's ready for the lake.
As quite a lot has been added topside since I bought her, will need some ballast checks before letting her loose.

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Re: HMS Cornwall 1/96
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2020, 03:13:29 PM »


Ooh, that looks like an excellent purchase. It looks pretty darn tidy and neatly built. I am not surprised about the railings but then they always will be fragile  :((


I would hope that as he made such a good job of the model generally, he was as thorough with setting the innards up, so giving you some duration of sailing before having to access it.
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