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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Cornwall question
Recent research (eg https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0730/0927/files/Home_Fleet.pdf?v=1610052793
) indicates that AP507A and AP507B were the same shade, differing only in the inclusion of enamel in the mix of AP507A. I have no idea what references were used to produce the drawings on the WW2 Cruisers site - and none are specified there.
Thanks for that info of Y turret and the link. This sites claim of 507A and 507B in 1942 is incorrect? https://www.world-war.co.uk/Kent/cornwall.php
Not sure that Cornwall saw action in 1942 in a dark grey scheme. The well-known photo of her sinking shows a lighter scheme with darker corners on the hangar - seen better in two photos on this page: http://www.ianmeadows.me.uk/jackbaker/warships5.php
. This is the pattern shown by Trumpeter - but, as has been said, don't rely on that manufacturer for correct colours.
Her configuration didn't seem to have changed from the outbreak of war to her sinking, with the exception of the removal of the rangefinder from "Y" 8" turret some time in 1941, thus its sides were smooth without the protruding "ears" in the rear corners (note that the trainer's and layer's perisopes nearer the front of the turret remained).
Thanks for that. So the Trumpeter kit can be used as is for action in 1942 in the Indian Ocean? I'm thinking of her dark grey camo schemes'
Happy Thanksgiving! The Cornwall was built in 1928. The configuration your model represents was
after a modernization between 1936-37. When WW2 broke out in 1939 the Cornwall operated with what
she had from that modernization until her loss in 1942.According to my references,this is what she had.
About to start work on the Trumpeter HMS Cornwall 1/350 scale from my stash. Does any of the Royal Navy aficionados on this board know what time period the kit represents? Are the color call outs accurate? Most info on the County Class seems to be on Trumpeters Kent. Maybe I should've gotten the Kent instead, but Cornwall was out first.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
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