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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 11:55pm
OK Pete now we have to get Frank on board with the idea, I know how about a diorama with a pink PT Boat alongside a pink Sub?

They'll shoot us at dawn for that one!!

But what the h**l just think of what would be said if this was made in 1/35 scale and in prominent display in Franks museum, sure would catch the eye especially with an all female crew!

O and of course with particular laundry to boot.

D.buck

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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Aug 29, 2013 - 12:01am
Bob,

Have been to the Navsource site and down loaded a number of photos, thanks for that as this helps to put that version of the Vosper Boats a little further along in the modelling stakes.

D.buck

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PeterTareBuilder2

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OK Pete now we have to get Frank on board with the idea, I know how about a diorama with a pink PT Boat alongside a pink Sub?

They'll shoot us at dawn for that one!!

But what the h**l just think of what would be said if this was made in 1/35 scale and in prominent display in Franks museum, sure would catch the eye especially with an all female crew!

O and of course with particular laundry to boot.

D.buck



Ahoy there.

And Preisser (sp?) makes nice femal nudes that could be converted to bathing beauties. No uniforms to modify. VBEG LOL

Cheers

"Give me a fast boat for we want to get out of harm's way too."

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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Aug 29, 2013 - 5:13am
Hmmm Pete that may be takeing it a bit far after all Frank likes to present his collection for the family to enjoy.

A female crew in the right context would go over as a bit of a hoot, just as Operation Petticoat created a few dilemmas for the crew of the "Swordfish" (I not sure of the name) so an all pink PT boat with that crew would to.

By now Franks either arranging a hit on you and I or he's laughing so hard he can't get off the floor, I hope its the latter.

Like I said I'm having one of those days!!

Yours in fun,

D.buck

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Frank Andruss

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I hear you guys, loud and clear, although somehow Female Navy personnel might not go well in the war zone, on a PT BOAT. I like the figure heads with no hats, although it would be nice to have the choice to add whatever hat or helmet you want. As I mentioned I think there are 2 or three figures in the British Kit that do not have shirts on, which is a good look for an American PT BOAT in the Pacific. I will contact the Company for those mini-models, who knows they might just listen.


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David Buck

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of David Buck   Send Email To David Buck Posted on: Aug 29, 2013 - 7:57pm
I hear you Frank about the girls in the war zone however ( while to my knowledge it did not happen) think of them as the ones that delivered the Boats to the fighting men a'la the girls in the Ferry Squadrons that took on a very important role to get the planes from the factories to the airfields and released many men for frontline work, this happened here the U.S. and in England.

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Drew Cook

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Aug 29, 2013 - 7:59pm
Just by the by, but a year or so ago, when I became aware of the upcoming Italeri PT 109 kit, I emailed the guy (or one of the guys) that sculpts the 1/35th scale Hornet heads,and asked him if he would do a head wearing the Army/Marine Corps fatigue cap so many PT men wore.

He said he (they) didn't plan on doing one anytime soon, but might in the future.

Nothing yet...


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Frank Andruss

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I must say if I had the ability to mold these figures, I would make a mint by doing US NAY 1/35 and Navy 1/72 figures. I would do some with shorts on and no shirts, some with Fatigue Hats and no shirts, some with tee shirts and shorts, some with Dungarees and no shirt, some with Dungarees and Helmets, some with shorts, and Helmets, Navy Officers. I bet it would be a home-run in the model world.


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I must say if I had the ability to mold these figures, I would make a mint by doing US NAY 1/35 and Navy 1/72 figures. I would do some with shorts on and no shirts, some with Fatigue Hats and no shirts, some with tee shirts and shorts, some with Dungarees and no shirt, some with Dungarees and Helmets, some with shorts, and Helmets, Navy Officers. I bet it would be a home-run in the model world.





Ahoy there Frank.

With more 1/35 USN small craft available in styrene, you're probably right. I still have a few of the old Italeri figures (unassembled) that had T-shirts. I had gathered a Frankenstein collection of figure parts to build crews for my 2 1/32 scale Lindberg PT boats.

One day soon, I hope to get going on creating those two crews.

Cheers from Peter

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Frank Andruss

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Drew, I am always surprised at the negative response we receive from these Companies in regards to added to their inventory. Maybe they feel the response for 1/35 or 1/72 Navy figures represent such a small amount, it is not worth producing the figures. This type reaction to me is foolish. The other thing is when a Company does produce a couple of Navy figures, they want an arm and a leg for them. I for one do not wish to pay $16.00 for one figure. With all of the talented people we have on this board, can anyone mold figures right at home?


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