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Postby wingtip » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:44 pm

How many of you remember this movie lol... lets see someone model a pink sub...Operation Petticoat was filmed at the US Naval Base in Key West Fla. They actually did paint a submarine pink. The submarine used was the U.S.S. Balao (SS-285), which was still in commission at the time.


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does anyone remember the name of the movie where the guys salvaged a world war2 sub and used it to rob a cruise liner?????




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Postby M. Munger » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:53 pm

That would be "Assault on a Queen".... Starring Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Tony Franciosa... 1966, screenplay by Rod Serling. They recover and renovate a type VII (I think it was) and ambush the Queen Mary... kinda hokey, but, it was the sixties... ;-)
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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:58 pm

OOOPPPSSS, Started to post something already there. Still trying to get used to the work shift change. :p



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Postby wingtip » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:02 pm

http://www.atule.com/operationpetticoat.jpg is where lol as i just posted it same time u did i guess....

such good movies back then... most movies today are garbage with all the phony fake looking cgi , animated, edited crap....
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Postby USS Silversides » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:06 pm

I think Gene Berger painted his 1/32 boat to look like the Sea Tiger (I only know this because I have Ray Mason's tapes). I forget which video has it on there though.

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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:08 pm

You know I thought I was losing it there for a minute because I didn't remember seeing it before I started my reply.
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Postby USS Silversides » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:09 pm

Hey Don, did you get my message?
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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:16 pm

Remembered these from the old subcommittee site. Hope no one minds me putting their work here.

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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:22 pm

Yes I did. I've looked at your site before and never noticed the plexi glass. I thought it was a cast piece, very nice.
I was thinking of carving (if you will) my radar out of a solid piece of brass.
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Postby USS Silversides » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:27 pm

The plastic was actually just the thin stuff from store packaging. I cut mine out of a plastic package of wood screws. If you tried anything like that for your radar you might have to use thicker plastic as obviously your boat is bigger than mine.

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Postby wingtip » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:54 pm

Boss subfixer those are some awesome photos!
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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:06 pm

Like I said they are not mine. Jeff Larue posted a link to the old site a while back. I go there for ideas and inspiration.
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Lots of great pictures and quite a few of the links still work.
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Postby chips » Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:17 am

does anyone remember the name of the movie where the guys salvaged a world war2 sub and used it to rob a cruise liner?

Assault on a Queen, 1966 (picture of sub and USCGC ANDROSCOGGIN)

A Paramount picture. Frank Sinatra plays an ex-submariner that is down on his luck. He participates in a scheme to raise an old U-boat and disguise it as an experimental Royal Navy submarine--and use it to stop the RMS Queen Mary at sea and rob her. The plan is thwarted when the USCGC Androscoggin shows up and rams and sinks the submarine.




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Postby U812 » Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:40 pm

wingtip wrote:http://www.atule.com/operationpetticoat.jpg is where lol as i just posted it same time u did i guess....

such good movies back then... most movies today are garbage with all the phony fake looking cgi , animated, edited crap....

Hey,

I work in the movie biz and do all the crap you refered too. And you know what. you couldn't be more right! LOL! I just hate what this town has become.

For my birthday last night I watcehed Run Silent Run Deep and The Hunt for Red October. What a treat and no CG to be found except for the prop wash in Red October. That's all they could do with PC's back then.

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