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Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Long time since I heard that! Martin

Crash Tender crew by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Nice pair of nogulars Martin 😁

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
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

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
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

Crash Tender crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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.

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Oh! Sometimes I feel like you were some footloose bachelor! Martin

Crash Tender crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
I had kids too, I KNOW about Baby Poo 😡😲

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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

Crash Tender crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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 😎

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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

Crash Tender crew by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
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 😎

Crash Tender crew by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
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

Crash Tender davit info... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
That may be the case with some types, but the Mk 2s, 93 and 94 were grey, the Vosper drawing says so and even gives the correct paint type and number. Cerrux Light deck grey, smooth. Can't recall the number without looking it up. I think it was BS 631? Martin

Crash Tender davit info... by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I just had an addendum to the last post - "Hi Michael, I forgot to add that when they were new their cabin sides were varnished and it was later that it was changed to light grey." Regards Donald

Windows, stoopid question. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Well, the die got here today, so the shaft is now done, all threaded M3x 0.6. Still ludicrously hot, so nowt gets done outside, except after about 7 in the evening. I've also got 4 figures from this morning's boot fair that I have already started converting into RAF boat crew. Huge amounts of Milliput epoxy putty later, the action figures will have RAF uniforms and the odd hat, suitable for 1/16th scale Crash Tenders, etc. Once done, my slot racing chum will cast them in resin and they will be available for sale. Don't know how much till he gives me a price for casting. Cheers, Martin