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Pink Brea$ts
Posted by jrb53 on Thursday, August 5, 2021 1:35 PM

OK...now that I have your attention; is there a particular reason that there has never been a Group Build of pink things?  October (rapidly approaching) is Brea$t Cancer Awareness month and I went back to the beginning of the GB threads (2004) and could not find anything related to this topic.  Someone discussed a BCA contest back in 2009, but that's it.  Is there a "political correctness" factor I'm not aware of?

Should be able to find a wide variety of realistic subjects.  There was a WW2 pink recon Spitfire, the Mountbatten Pink cruiser in the RN, some Desert Pink armor vehicles, pink fire trucks, construction equipment, and there's the race cars, real and personalized.  Just hope we wouldn't end up with a cutesy pink Tiger Mk.I! 

I realize everyone is covered up right now with GB's, but perhaps a short one that goes from October 1 to January 1?  It sure would be something different.  Anyway, just curious.

BTW- just previewed this post and found that for some reason I can't use the real word...so I went back and spelled it with a $.

Jack

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:09 PM

As long as the absolutely no nudity rule is in force, you shouldn't have a problem, but that's just me.

I did a couple of the toon tanks for the silly egg GB.  The panther was painted hot pink in honor of guess who.....the tiger was done in white lower, orange upper and black stripes

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:41 PM

I really like the idea.

 

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, August 6, 2021 8:29 AM

Nice idea, agree with the no nudity, and plenty of charities to support.

May have a pink Gundam in the stash?
My offering for the 2014 Weekend GB - an Idol Master Rafaele:

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 6, 2021 9:33 AM

Very cool Piers, I like it!

I did get some pink paint with the idea of doing a couple of pink cars- a Cadillac and import with hot pink and 'Hello Kitty' decals. Guess those would fit? Not sure otherwise when I'll get to them.

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Posted by BootBoyx2 on Friday, August 6, 2021 4:51 PM

How about the submarine from the movie Operation Petticoat? I think that would be a good one. Can't remember ,but wasn't Tony Curtis in that?

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, August 6, 2021 6:07 PM

Yep, he was the scrounge and wheeler dealer, along with Cary Grant as the Capt of the poor old Tigerfish.  Never could fix that one engine.

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, August 6, 2021 6:48 PM

Gamera
Very cool Piers, I like it!

I did get some pink paint with the idea of doing a couple of pink cars- a Cadillac and import with hot pink and 'Hello Kitty' decals. Guess those would fit? Not sure otherwise when I'll get to them.

 

Hmmmm.  

     How about Elvis and his PINK  Cadillac.

            

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, August 7, 2021 11:07 AM

I'd find something pink to build for this, like my Tamiya Pink Panther.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 11:42 AM

Some of the dazzle camo patterns on ships, especially in WWI, had quite a bit of pink too IIRC.

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 3:07 PM

BootBoyx2

How about the submarine from the movie Operation Petticoat? I think that would be a good one. Can't remember ,but wasn't Tony Curtis in that?

 

 

That was my 1st thought, but I can only find a 1/700 Balao class sub. I would have figured there would be a few 1/200 or 1/350 scale ones out there.

A Gato could probably work, I think the parascope shears are the big difference. Other than the preassure hull strength.

 

And I love the idea for the GB!

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 4:04 PM

Was a Baleo in the movie.  You could use a Gato.  Hull length same, just little thicker pressure hull, and maybe some minor interior layout difference and equipment due to war patrol experience and upgraded gear.  Externally the big difference is the shears.  I believe that you can get 1/350 Balao fairwater and shears from shapeways.

Look for the old lionfish kit... something along the line of 1/240.  Old kit, kind of crude by today's standard, but it's a Balao.  Several on ebay, $10 and up, with shipping looks like most will come in at around $40.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 9, 2021 8:23 PM

disastermaster

 

 
Gamera
Very cool Piers, I like it!

I did get some pink paint with the idea of doing a couple of pink cars- a Cadillac and import with hot pink and 'Hello Kitty' decals. Guess those would fit? Not sure otherwise when I'll get to them.

 

 

Hmmmm.  

     How about Elvis and his PINK  Cadillac.

            

 

 I don't think this kit is the same year. But that's my first thought too!!! 

 

I've seen someone build an 'Operation Pettycoat' sub at a show. I don't know enough about subs to know if it's the right model though... 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:09 PM

Pretty swamped with GBs right now, but this does look interesting

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 9, 2021 10:04 PM

keavdog

Pretty swamped with GBs right now, but this does look interesting

 

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I like!!! Yes

 

Could I paint a Chinook as the Peptocopter????

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:48 PM

I picked up the new/old Atlantis Gato and an old Revel Lionfish Balao.

I can make something work with them.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:32 PM

My sister's ride with her SAR dog.

"That's not pink, ma'am. It's salmon".

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:05 PM

Salmon, yeah that's it! Wink

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:11 PM

My entry: California Air National Guard UH-60.

Flying out of Coalinga CA coordinated with Cal Fire.

Italeri 1/72 Blackhawk, home brew decals and some weird pink paint.

 

Bill

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, August 30, 2021 9:01 PM

If I can find a Shirley Muldohney dragster I'm in for sure! My mom and oldest sister are brea$t cancer survivors. This would be a great build. I haven't read thru all the threads yet so maybe some else has mentioned this, or something along these lines. Wonder if we could do a go fund me and make a charitable donation upon completion?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00 AM

bump

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Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:52 AM

Loved Operation Petticoat.  I did some checking and found out that they used a Balao class and went hunting for one.  I found a model of a Balao, left off eferything except the machinegun on the tower and that long antenna and painted above the waterline pink with black under water.

I wonder if they used the same sub in the movie with Kelsey Grammer.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:49 PM

I found the Revell Shirley Muldowney pink dragster form a local club guy! I'm in. It's partly built and looks like i need to find some parts but it fits the bill and they were unobtainium on the standard sites

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 9:30 PM

Well i just got the pieces today. the guy i traded with wasn't able to locate any wheels for me and i need the whole front linkage. even though I'll be done after the 1st of the year I'll post it up when finished.

Chris

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by jrb53 on Friday, December 24, 2021 2:07 PM

Way to go Chris!  Can't wait to see the finished product, as I'm sure you'll do her proud.

Was a little dissapointed with response, but I think my title scared off a few. Smile  Maybe next year we'll do better for October's Brea$t Cancer Awareness Month.

Looking forward to seeing what shade of pink you use.

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:08 AM

Well, I thought about jumping in but I don't really have anything pink to contribute! Huh?

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Posted by jrb53 on Saturday, December 25, 2021 9:58 PM

Gamera- No problem...now we've got 8 months to find something! Smile  Do you think it would be too ambitious (but more appropriate) to schedule it just for the month of October?  Oct.1 to Oct.31?  Not like a Weekend Madness, but you would sure have to have your ducks in a row.  Also, in a effort to escape the Censors next year, you think we should change the GB title to "Think Pink"?

Chris- I just looked at Muldowney's original paintscheme. You're going to have two shades of pink to deal with.  Now I'm really looking forward to your build!

BTW- someone must be reading our emails...Jeep recently announced a version of Tuscadero Pink!  Fonzi would be proud.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:46 PM

Yeah, I'm in way too many GBs so far. I had thought about a hot pink car but it's going to take way more than a month and gloss coats on cars have been giving me fits. I think it's probably better just to wish you guys good luck! 

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