For the nostalgia round I would like to present Jodie the "Belt fed girl" . It is the first figure in the Belt Fed range by Colonel Bill (AKA Stuart) here in the UK.
figure is a standard 28mm figure but the sculpt is so reminiscent of
the nose art particularly on American WW2 bombers flying from Britain to
bomb Europe during WW2.
figures in WW2 did tend to be "Saucy" rather than rude so more
suggestive then crude. And this figure really looks like one of the
things that would have been painted on the "Nose" of a Bomber. They did
also appear on fighters but were more common on bombers. With luck you
will accept this model as nostalgia not because it is my personal
nostalgia but that of the airmen who served our nations. Quite often
they would be parted by armature artists in the squadron.
Nose art seems to be more politically correct Things like wasps,
Lightning bolts or thunder clouds or even shark's mouths and just
slogans. These forms of art did exist in the past as nose art Icons but
generally one thinks of the pin up girls. The era of female inspired
nose art seems to have passed, yet they did look spectacular.