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Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« on: December 10, 2012, 12:29:23 pm »

I am in the process of repainting a members model of the University Training Vessel HMS Blazer. I have identified the two lower crests on the mast, Portsmouth and Southampton city crests ( Friends forever %%  ) but am struggling to identify the upper crest. Any ideas what it is, and preferably images of it? I can then print them off and fix them in place.
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 02:07:23 pm »

Thats it, looks like a flying fish?
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 02:16:47 pm »

I've put a link on name the flag for you.
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 04:52:27 pm »

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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 07:06:55 pm »

Good find  :-))
So to me that looks like half flying fish and half scorpion???
Why a Gay class emblem on an Archer class? Any ideas?

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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 09:34:46 am »

Could be something to do with this when I go back and read again:
 
All 'Gay' class MTB's had identical crests, with name changed at top: Archer, Bombardier, Bowman, Bruiser, Carbineer, Cavalier, Centurion, Charger, Charioteer, Dragoon, Fencer & Forester.


No Blazer in the list, but Archer is there, perhaps a class thing?
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 11:29:19 am »

Excellent find guys, many thanks.
Now if anyone can find the Pompey and Southampton city crests in a similar format that will save me much time :}
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 11:40:45 am »

Is it not the University 'Cadet' crest..........not correct title I know but common on all of the University training squadrons boats.
 
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 01:21:12 pm »

It is certainly on all the boats of the class that I have seen, possibly with the individual ships name in the 'box'.
Tried to catch Blazer yesterday morning at 9am, leaving a very cold Portsmouth harbour, no sign of the little beast, only frostbite to show for my troubles.....
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 01:39:22 pm »

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Patrol-and-Minehunters/P2000-Class/HMS-Blazer


As I said on name the flag, the insignia on the funnel normally denotes the squadron the vessel is attached to.
Blazer's crest is shown on the link.
The university boats are in 1st Fast Patrol Boat Squadron.


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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 02:00:11 pm »

Got there in the end, cheers, image saved. Next job, scale it, print it and fit it. I will take photos...
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 03:01:47 pm »

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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2012, 04:00:44 pm »

will keep an eye out , they are often in gosport boatyard for repairs , if your lucky they can be seen up on the hardstanding outside the main workshop ! jon
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 04:30:16 pm »

Following a night of keyboard abuse using Paint, Corel, Micrographics and help from fellow Mayhemmers, I have......
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 04:32:19 pm »

The grey around the crown of the crest will make life easier for me when I trim around them and bond them to a grey boat. The crests will be about the size of an unchewed thumb nail when applied. Will take photos as I go.
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 05:45:02 pm »

The grey around the crown of the crest will make life easier for me when I trim around them and bond them to a grey boat. The crests will be about the size of an unchewed thumb nail when applied. Will take photos as I go.

Why not give them all around a thin grey band? That would make all the cutting much easier I think.
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 06:01:23 pm »

Might do, I will still have a sliver of white showing through at the cut edge of the paper anyway so I might not...it wont take much of an effort to print off a sheet of both though, so back to the keyboard tonight!
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2012, 06:26:58 pm »

Are they just painted straight on to the funnels on the uni boats or mounted on boards as per pussers method on other ships.
Even minesweepers and the braves on fishery protection had the pennant mounted on boards.

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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2012, 06:36:57 pm »

The two city crests are on wooden varnished plinths/bases, the squadron badge looks to be thinner, maybe as cheap as a vinyl transfer, or hand painted onto a thin base material, hard to tell. I may have to make up timber bases now I have mentioned it to the outside world {:-{ . Wont get away with a bodge now!
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Re: Archer Class crests for HMS Blazer
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2012, 08:28:35 pm »

ive got some 3mm mahogany , or you could try cutting the thick brown insulator to mount them on ?

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