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    Nardi HMS C-20

    Iíve just ordered one of these on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-100/comments

    Itís made from the recycled steel from a Type 22 Frigate HMS Cornwall so is in HY-80 instead of 316L.

    Thought it was a rather unique design - should be delivered in April/May.




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    Some very nice and somewhat original design details in that, and looks well-executed with a good back story. Gotta love the micros

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Some very nice and somewhat original design details in that, and looks well-executed with a good back story. Gotta love the micros
    Yeah, 46% backed after 1 and a bit days - not too bad 🙂

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    Jesus.

    The bickering on the thread in your link!

    Dealing with that lot would be a nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Jesus.

    The bickering on the thread in your link!

    Dealing with that lot would be a nightmare.
    Opppssss - sorry was meant to have posted a link to the front page.

    But yeah, I've got to feel sorry for the creators.....it seems nothing but hassle.

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    For anyone interested Nardi have started a Vlog explaining how they went through the design process

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ww...ature=youtu.be

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    It looks great but the name is triggering my inner pedant - HMS C20.
    C20 was the pennant number of the cruiser HMS Tiger. HMS Cornwall had the pennant number F99.
    Still a great looking piece though.

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    Anyone know how the corrosion resistance of HY-80 compares with 316?

    Iím ok with AISI or ASTM stuff but ship building grades are way beyond my knowledge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottd View Post
    Anyone know how the corrosion resistance of HY-80 compares with 316?

    Iím ok with AISI or ASTM stuff but ship building grades are way beyond my knowledge.


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    Apparently Sinn also use it https://forums.timezone.com/index.ph...=1017903&rid=0


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    They could follow up with other famous Navy names - HMS Sultan and the like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    They could follow up with other famous Navy names - HMS Sultan and the like
    HMS Sultan is the RN Engineering Establishment at Portsmouth, a long established name. There are, as you say, several classic names that would lend themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    HMS Sultan is the RN Engineering Establishment at Portsmouth, a long established name. There are, as you say, several classic names that would lend themselves.
    I'd quite like 'Warspite'

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    They've just posted the 2nd Vlog

    I hadn't appreciated the issue with the Bezel - interesting, in a nerdy kind of way 🙂


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    This is the 3rd instalment of their Vlog that discusses some of the finer design details.

    Also answers the question of the minute hand colour and lume.

    Theyíve obviously put a lot of thought into the design.

    https://youtu.be/Txng4FY-9w0


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    Looks good1

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    Theyíve just released some more promotional photos




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    They've now added some optional extras - including a Metal Bracelet and a lux pack that also includes an unfinished piece of HMS Cornwall and Photobook of her

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...00/description

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Iíve just ordered one of these on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-100/comments

    Itís made from the recycled steel from a Type 22 Frigate HMS Cornwall so is in HY-80 instead of 316L.

    Thought it was a rather unique design - should be delivered in April/May.




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    Just backed it as well, not a lot of money so why not.

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    I've backed it too but slightly concerned about the narrow margins they're likely to have without going above their £43,000 goal.
    I realise there are 10 days left so time to go way beyond but I'm reluctant to stick with projects that don't make a reasonable amount over and above their goal.
    I was stung before with a project that was narrowly funded. As with all these things, unexpected issues came up that meant more money was needed. Long story short, officially the project hasn't been closed, they say they want to issue refunds but also that it's still possible we might get our watches. It was due to be delivered in June 2018!
    If this doesn't end up at close to £60k I may well pull out. Fingers crossed it all goes ahead as it's a lovely, unique design with some real history.

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