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Lol...why is it you always find a lady in daisy dukes at any hobby convention?

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Lol...why is it you always find a lady in daisy dukes at any hobby convention?
Posted by KAYSEE88 on Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:32 PM

Confused i've always wondered why that is? Anybody else noticed this phenomenon too?

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, November 12, 2022 4:40 PM

Pictures?

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:03 AM

What hobby shows are you going to?  We all wanna know.  I only see smelly fat guys.  But not in Daisy Dukes thank goodness!  Tongue Tied

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:23 AM

Try going to one of those Comic Book conventions!Some of those Cosplay girls are something else!

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:24 PM

Eugene Rowe

Try going to one of those Comic Book conventions!Some of those Cosplay girls are something else!

 

Well... there are ones you WANT to see, and others, well, not so much.  Ick!

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Posted by fox on Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:54 PM

Ditto Real G! 

Same goes for the 'Wally World" girls. OMG Ick!

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:25 PM

What are Daisy Dukes?

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:39 PM

Dodgy,

Daisy dukes are short shorts, like those worn by the character Daisy Duke on "Dukes of Hazard".  So you see, they are nicer seen on women versus fat dudes!  Surprise

OK quick disclaimer - I NEVER watched Dukes of Hazard!  I think the term Daisy dukes was just so ubiquitous back in the 1980s.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:49 PM

There's a great rap song by Duice - Dazzey Duks, the video kinda hilites the interest ;)

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, November 17, 2022 9:07 AM

Yeah, not just short shorts, but short cutoff jeans.  I'm with Real G, I never heard the term till I heard Howard Stern use it on his radio show in the late 80s.  We just called 'em cutoff jeans.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 1:48 PM

 These are Daisey Dukes.  Others have already mentioned the tv show made famous by Barbara Bach.  No girl like this has ever been at a model show.  

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 2:53 PM

wpwar11

These are Daisey Dukes.  Others have already mentioned the tv show made famous by Barbara Bach.  No girl like this has ever been at a model show.  

 

That's Catherine Bach...Barbara Bach was in the James Bond movie.  Wink

Heh, if there were girls like that at model shows these days, I'd have to start going to those again.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:16 PM

Barbara is married to Ringo!

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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:03 PM

[quote user="Eaglecash867"]

 

 
wpwar11

These are Daisey Dukes.  Others have already mentioned the tv show made famous by Barbara Bach.  No girl like this has ever been at a model show.  

 

 

 

That's Catherine Bach...Barbara Bach was in the James Bond movie.  Wink

Heh, if there were girls like that at model shows these days, I'd have to start going to those again.

 

Thanks for the correction.  No girls like this at model shows.  Not even shows in Hazard county.  LOL

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:22 PM

wpwar11
Thanks for the correction.  No girls like this at model shows.  Not even shows in Hazard county.  LOL

So, from the posts so far, it looks like the answer to the OPs question is no. Big Smile

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:27 PM

Miss Bach was the model for the figurehead of the schooner Californian, built in 1984 for the Los Angeles Olympics. While she is beautiful, she was selected as her family on her mothers side were an early California family.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 17, 2022 5:58 PM

Miss Bach, some of her signature shorts, and the other stars of the show...

 

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, November 18, 2022 12:32 PM

Eaglecash867
 
wpwar11
Thanks for the correction.  No girls like this at model shows.  Not even shows in Hazard county.  LOL 

So, from the posts so far, it looks like the answer to the OPs question is no. Big Smile

Yep. Seriously, there aren't very many women interested in scale modeling, generally. I think that's been true, going back at least to the early days of plastic model kits.  I remember reading about Revell's efforts to make kits to attract girls to the hobby, like that squirrel kit, "Piri" I think it was.  Aurora's gold-leaf boxings (or was it a bronzing color?) of their animal kits were supposed to attract girls to the hobby, too.  But they didn't sell well.

There are more women painting figures, but even in that area of the hobby, I'd say it's less than 5% of the people participating.  Though, if we look at fantasy figures, and fantasy wargaming, that percentage of women participating edges up a little bit.

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, November 18, 2022 12:42 PM

Well, without the shorts she'd probably be jailed......   what a shame.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, November 18, 2022 12:54 PM

Aha!

 Perri the Squirrel! When My sister got one I had to build it for her plus the one my Grandmother got for me. Hers was 'Perri", Mine was "Paul"!(Sis insisted I name it!) I was already familiar with interior Carpet kits for cars, they had been out about close to a year. "Perri" got Pinkish tan and "Paul", looked just like the Box! My sister didn't like natural colord Squirrels, she thought they looked to much like (outdoors Bushy Tailed rats!Her description, not mine)

      Back to Daisy Dukes! If My daughters had worn them as even grown women they would've hear from half the females and more than half the men in out family" Go get dressed, You ain't going out that way!"

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Posted by Real G on Friday, November 18, 2022 2:44 PM

Well, over in Japan they have been using young ladies at the hobby trade conventions like Shizuoka for many, many years.  And more recently, certain hobby mags have been featuring soft-core girlie photos (looking straight at you Scale Aviation and Armor Modeling).  Girls sell models in Japan.

Hobby Japan had a long running feature with Max Watanabe of Max Factory (a model company, not cosmetics!) and Tomoe Ogoshi, a young woman with no previous modeling experience.  They started off with the basics and went all the way to weathering and modifications.  Ms Ogoshi did her own work, which I suppose was to inspire the male modeling noobs.  The series was well produced, with step-by-step photos that the Japanese seem to excell at.  Ms Ogoshi came across as a wholesome lady, and never sported a pair of Daisy Dukes!

When I was at the All-Japan Hobby Show 20 years ago, there was a crowd of people gathered around the Gunze booth.  I wondered what all the fuss was about,  so I joined in.  There was a gal giving a talk about Gunze's new paint line, but I could not figure out why all the men were so riveted to the speaker.  Only when I looked closer I realized it was Ms Ogoshi.  She's in her 40's now, so maybe she hung up her modeling apron and is now officially an "obasan". 

And over on Youtube, there are several Japanese women who have modeling channels.  Some prominently feature their "endowments" while others go into the creepy zone with baby voices.  Personally, I find the endowed women disrupt my artificial horizon and the creepy baby voiced ones are just annoying.  I watch modeling channels to learn how to build better models.  I'm funny that way.

Anyway....since the 2023 IPMS National Convention will be held in San Marcos, Texas, perhaps those who long to see Daisy Dukes will have their chance.  Big Smile

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 18, 2022 2:56 PM

stikpusher

Miss Bach, some of her signature shorts, and the other stars of the show...

 

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