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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Crash Tender crew
Crash Tender crew
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Westquay
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Forum Posts: 447
26th Jun 2018 13:45  
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Hi,
sick of trying to find any half decent crew for my 1/16th (34 1/2") Crash Tender, I have resolved to do my own. I will do them in RAF boat crew style with the big woolly jumper or the big Duffel coat, with and without forridge cap or peaked hat. I may do them with changeable arms so they can be posed. I shall attempt to make the faces realistic. Of course, being RAF, no beards, but there could be the odd moustache. They'll be about 4 3/8" tall. Cast in resin by my chum at RS Slotracing, who's pretty damned good at it.

More news when the masters are done.

Cheers,
Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1786
26th Jun 2018 14:36  
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Oh Goody! Sounds great 👍
Can you knit some for me? 😁
Go on, be generous, give 'em another 1/8", that'll make 'em decent 6 footers😉
Have fun Doctor Frankenstein 😁😁
Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
26th Jun 2018 16:13  
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Wotchit boss, I might just make one look like you!

Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1786
26th Jun 2018 16:18  
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FLATTERY will get you ALMOST anywhere 😁
Don't forget the 1/2 metre Munich Hot Dog 😉


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
30th Jun 2018 15:37  
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I don't know about Munich...Chris and I enjoyed half meter bratties at Braunschweig Castle Christmas market. With a bowl of delicious boiled mushrooms and a Gluhwein. Magic.

Martin

mturpin013
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Forum Posts: 44
1st Jul 2018 21:30  
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I have a similar problem with my 46" 1/12th model, I found some Star Trek figures at just 6" with movable limbs so I reckon with some creative cloths and a face lift I can make them into true RAF crew members. they were about £5 each.

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 447
1st Jul 2018 22:20  
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Well, at 6" tall they're fine figures of young men, even if their earoles are pointy or they have a map of the Urals on their heads.
All I'm finding at boot fairs are old men with sheep dogs in ceramic. Not worth the hassle, but even a 4 3/8" figure is a LOT of Milliput!

Got my boat ready for the last wee bit of filler round the bow,(back gave up, so I came in). Tomorrow, filler, then paint.

Martin

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 447
9th Jul 2018 22:46  
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Right well, just to show I am doing what i said, here are the three crew members so far. The boss man is pretty much done. He has his binoculars and arms set to hold them, but cast separately as they would be too difficult to cast all in one, as would the guy driving the boat. His arms and jumper haven't been finish shaped yet which , with the difficult camera ('phone) angle makes him look a bit pinheaded, but he isn't really. He has a yet to be finished Forage cap. Finally is the cool dude. No hat, relaxing on the tow hook deck away from the others, thinking of that little floozey back at base, smoking a roll-up. He still has a way to go. Currently he is being padded out from the ghastly superhero crap that the kids seem to love these days. I hated all that tosh when I was kid, never mind now! All I ever did with a marvel comic was light the fire with it!
So, there you have 3 4 3/8th" figures. The other two are in the engine 'ole running the Meteorites, so out of sight.
No idea of costs yet until my caster man sees them.

I hope you might find them useful as 1/16th scale figures.

Cheers,
Martin


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RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1786
10th Jul 2018 10:00  
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Hi Martin, coming on well.
Thought you were going to use the Supermarine in the CT not Meteorites?
No sweat; Meteorites (or Meteors?) are modified Targets / Torpedoes so I can make a conversion board for those as well (I think😉).
One or two in your boat?
Typical snag with phone photos; they don't like doing close ups 🤔
That's why I use my Sony Cyber Shot for the close ups I post.
Tried the Samsung camera, fuzzy result - lens too small!
Depth of field limited.
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
10th Jul 2018 10:14  
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No!!! Misunderstanding, Doug. The CT for real has Rover Meteorites in the engine 'ole! My one has a Supermarine as stated. Phew, didn't want you going up a blind ally!

My camera won't take anything in less than bright sunshine and bugger all close up in any light, so I usually get Chris to use her phone, which takes a better picture than my camera at the best of times, especially close up. Don't know what happened last night though, it didn't seem to want to know. The boss man figure is hard to photograph as his head and hands are a kind of semi opaque glow in the dark wishy washy green colour. All will be better when painted in self etch primer, which is a kind of baby poo greenish yellow.

Cheers,
Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1786
10th Jul 2018 10:28  
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Aha! Similarity of names threw me off for a minute there!
Should have known (slapped wrist)😲

Thinks; did I really want to know about the baby poo? 😡

In my experience phone cameras can be very fussy about light levels, esp for close ups. Comes from the tiny aperture I suppose.
Cheers, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
10th Jul 2018 13:30  
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My bridge camera has the normal sized aperture, but takes useless pictures in lower light or close up. So much so I don't even bother anymore, I just get my wife or son to use their Klevafones.
I ain't got one! Wouldn't know how to work it!
Everyone needs to know about baby poo.


Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1786
10th Jul 2018 14:07  
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I had kids too, I KNOW about Baby Poo 😡😲


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
10th Jul 2018 19:02  
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Oh! Sometimes I feel like you were some footloose bachelor!

Martin

RNinMunich
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Forum Posts: 1786
10th Jul 2018 19:31  
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More or less Martin 😉
After two attempts (7 and 15 years) I gave up the institution of marriage for life. The first nearly drove me into financial ruin, the second was so jealous that after every business trip I was subjected to the Spanish Inquisition, you can only stand that so long, last heard of with her boyfriend in USA. I divorced both. Lessons learned.
Since 1995 I have a great partnership with my German girlfriend Gisela, who was also married once, to a latent alcoholic.
We both agree; we don't need a piece of official stamped paper (much less a church paper) to show we love each other. We've been partners now for 23 years 😉 Cheers, Doug 😎
PS; "were" is correct. I have to admit that there was a transition period while working in Brazil that was very interesting 😉

This post expresses purely the poster's opinion based on his experience and in no way denigrates or derides the differing opinions / experiences of others who had more luck.


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
11th Jul 2018 10:11  
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I guess I've been lucky. 28 years after a late marriage. 3 kids came with the deal and we now have 5 lovely grandchildren and a classic car.(Bazz hates kids)
Martin

Westquay
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Forum Posts: 447
14th Jul 2018 15:42  
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Right, more or less finished and waiting for a tiny bit of tidying up,l but all in primer coat...the Crash Tender crew.

Boss man with bins.
Helmsman in a forage cap.
Cool dude, lazy bastard relaxing on the hook deck.

The other two are in the engine 'ole.

Cheers,
Martin


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kmbcsecretary
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Forum Posts: 210
14th Jul 2018 20:18  
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Nice pair of nogulars Martin 😁


Former tug nut now switched to sail because of health
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 447
14th Jul 2018 20:39  
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Long time since I heard that!

Martin