Author Topic: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals  (Read 4001 times)

Offline elmayerle

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2013, 02:18:32 AM »
Given the trend to appliques rather than painted on markings (cf. teh markings on the leased-back V-22 Bell is using as a testbed), perhaps we could see full scale nose art decals the pilot could apply to their mount of the day and remove afterwards? 

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2013, 03:05:57 AM »
Why object, though? If you don't like it, don't get one.

Because an individual plane is only nominally "yours": in a real war (which is when nose art gets permitted) you fly whatever's serviceable on the day. I can see a few male pilots having "issues" with going to war with a nice Chippendale painted on the side of their plane.... ;D ;D ;D

Okay, I see your point! :P But hey, in a case like that? I'd just stick a post-it note over the, um, offending bit: "This is not my plane, I'm just borrowing it!" ;D

Jeez - how strong are your post-it notes in Canada?  ??? ;)
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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2013, 06:45:32 AM »
I wonder what effect nose art would have on the LO characteristics of a 4.5 or 5th Gen combat aircraft?

Offline elmayerle

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2013, 12:08:52 PM »
I wonder what effect nose art would have on the LO characteristics of a 4.5 or 5th Gen combat aircraft?
I suspect it depends on your choices of materials and/or paints.  I suspect some enterprising company could develop LO applique material for just this purpose.  Perhaps using some of the same materials used for appliques on the F-35, but with different colors.

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2013, 02:01:24 PM »
Why object, though? If you don't like it, don't get one.

But now you've got me wondering, if that would cause objections, what about the first nose art with an (overtly or subtly) queer theme?
Already been done on some Korean War-era KB-29's. (Well, more "hermaphrodite," but...)

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2013, 06:16:03 PM »
Why object, though? If you don't like it, don't get one.

But now you've got me wondering, if that would cause objections, what about the first nose art with an (overtly or subtly) queer theme?
Already been done on some Korean War-era KB-29's. (Well, more "hermaphrodite," but...)

Where/what are some examples? This has me curious...
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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2013, 08:10:12 AM »
Why object, though? If you don't like it, don't get one.

But now you've got me wondering, if that would cause objections, what about the first nose art with an (overtly or subtly) queer theme?
Already been done on some Korean War-era KB-29's. (Well, more "hermaphrodite," but...)

Where/what are some examples? This has me curious...
Check the various Squadron books on the B- and KB-29, I seem to recall one especially focused on Superfort nose art--one of the aircraft I recall was named "Town Pump". (Needless to say, since I had those books for a sixth-grade research report on the B-29, that was one genre of nose-art I did NOT include! LOL)

Offline Litvyak

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 08:36:33 AM »
Did a Google image search for "KB-29 town pump" and I find nothing hermaphroditic or queer about it... it's just a woman, suggestive of a prostitute... (like most of this sort of nose art the cerebral part of me loathes it, but if I don't think too much about it then on a more visceral level I have to admit to liking it...)
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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2013, 09:56:57 AM »
I'm glad that my problem of finding naked women has sparked such debate ! ;D

A few years ago I was at the supermarket checkout when two house-wives in front of me started discussing their husband's "dangly bits" ...... definately a "three monkeys" converstion that I didn't need to hear :o

I have seen some cartoon bomber nose-art that could be interpreted as being "gay" -- you may have to invent your own, Litvyak ..... maybe a naked Wonder Woman ?? :-*

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Re: LF: Any Scale Pin-Up Girl Decals
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2013, 10:22:57 AM »
I'm glad that my problem of finding naked women has sparked such debate ! ;D

A few years ago I was at the supermarket checkout when two house-wives in front of me started discussing their husband's "dangly bits" ...... definately a "three monkeys" converstion that I didn't need to hear :o

I have seen some cartoon bomber nose-art that could be interpreted as being "gay" -- you may have to invent your own, Litvyak ..... maybe a naked Wonder Woman ?? :-*


Well I was thinking Danger Girl might be appropriate for a combat aircraft...



A few years back I saw an NSFW version of this picture that I think would look brilliant as nose art...
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