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Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 09:58 PM UTC
Have you ever had a need for an attractive female figure for a diorama? A new release from MasterBox could be just the set you need to have at hand, simply titled ĎPin Upí.
This new six figure set from MasterBox is due for release in May and I am sure will generate a lively discussion. None of the female figures are naked and so wonít upset your Mum or Nan when they see them. These six females look to be a mix of World War Two nose art and pin up of the time. I am looking forward to seeing how well these come out as the female face has been a problem for many to replicate.

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That only applies to filmed entertainments and posed pictures out of Hollywood. There was plenty of navel baring and even topless pin-ups around in the 1940's. Likewise live-action real-life gals moving as was normal for a human being, the navel would peak out as portrayed on these figures. Double-sided tape and tight waist bands only last so long. You should read about the behind-the-scenes stories about the Barbara Stanwick movie Lady of Burlesque or various Betty Grable movies. It was hard work to keep that waistband covering the navel. In fact a bit of flesh colored tape was often used because the costumer know it would peep out. So just put a touch of putty on the gals and there's the piece of tape used to keep the navel invisible.[/quote] Oh, i'm not disputing that whatsoever the Barbara Stanwick example is a great example, i'm taling the mainstream, not the 'undercurrent'...lol -
MAR 03, 2015 - 04:52 AM
Hi guys, I like the idea. I'll keep watching and, if the quality of the figures will be OK, for sure I'll find some place on my shelf. Cheers
MAR 03, 2015 - 02:59 PM
Hi, Darren! WHAT A CUTIE THAT BETTIE PAGE WAS!!! She was 1950's vintage though...
MAR 03, 2015 - 08:51 PM
That only applies to filmed entertainments and posed pictures out of Hollywood. There was plenty of navel baring and even topless pin-ups around in the 1940's. Likewise live-action real-life gals moving as was normal for a human being, the navel would peak out as portrayed on these figures. Double-sided tape and tight waist bands only last so long. You should read about the behind-the-scenes stories about the Barbara Stanwick movie Lady of Burlesque or various Betty Grable movies. It was hard work to keep that waistband covering the navel. In fact a bit of flesh colored tape was often used because the costumer know it would peep out. So just put a touch of putty on the gals and there's the piece of tape used to keep the navel invisible.[/quote] Oh, i'm not disputing that whatsoever the Barbara Stanwick example is a great example, i'm taling the mainstream, not the 'undercurrent'...lol - [/quote] They were called "French Films" and "Smokers" in those days...
MAR 03, 2015 - 08:52 PM
"Peep Shows".
MAR 03, 2015 - 09:04 PM
They won't be quite as glamorous as pictured...after all, they're plastic not resin castings. I have the two bathing girls from MB's previous set, and, while good for plastic, just don't have the quality of resin. Really careful painting will improve their look.
MAR 03, 2015 - 09:11 PM
Strange choice of subject. Not one I'll be able to find a use for unless I was modelling a Parisien brothel frequented by German officers which isn't actually on my list of possible diorama subjects...lol
MAR 04, 2015 - 06:45 PM
YEAH, THEM TOO!!!
MAR 04, 2015 - 08:16 PM
These figures look like they would be perfect for a USO show diorama. I'm not sure if two piece bathing suits were the norm during World War Two, the bikini wasn't invented till 1946, but during the Korean War and early Cold War era the outfits will fit right in. Now all you'll need is a comedian swinging a golf club.
MAR 05, 2015 - 09:39 PM
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