Response by Dave M
on the 18th Aug 2012
I would welcome copies of your pictures, please.
Colours are another matter. I'm sure you have looked at the pictures on this site and seen various variations between models.
As the real vessel was operational just after the second world war It Is more than likely that the paints used were whatever was available at the time and possibly tweaked (mixed) to make full use of the paints.
Unless you can source a colour photo taken of the real thing It will continue to be a matter for debate.
Your photos do give a lot of detail and I agree with your observations. 👍
Come on Fireboaters lets have your views on this topic, and If anyone has a colour picture.....
I was sailing my 34" fireboat at Portsmouth's Canoe Lake a couple of weekends ago when someone came up to me and said he had been a member of the crew on one of the two actual Vosper Fireboats, and that the cabin sides should be a light blue colour and not grey as on my model - ( I still like the look of the grey though! )
Response by Pete D
on the 4th Nov 2012
There Is much talk about colours on these old craft,some say Grey, others say Light Blue, and again White also comes Into play, These craft were only In service for between 5 and 6 years, during their time In service they underwent maintainance and modification, I have spoken to guys who served on them and on one occasion they had not got enough paint to repaint the mast white, so It got painted Brown, how many of you out there have ever seen one of these craft with a Brown mast?, also you will see that 93 had no breeches connector behind the main cabin, 94 did, most photo's avilable of 93 show no suction hoses on the aft well foam boxes, 94 did, look closely at the photo's and you will clearly see two different types of monitors fitted and In one photo you can clearly see one of each, for what Its worth my opinion Is Pick a date Pick a colour, I know what we painted ours as taken from V/T drawings.
Best of luck, kind regards,