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Pink Fed 2? Oh yes...I've got one >>>
Old 02-09-2006   #1
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Pink Fed 2? Oh yes...I've got one >>>

No particular reason why I did this. But I powdercoated the top/bottom plate of a Fed 2 and the focus ring of it's 55/2.8.

The ring wasn't the best idea. I didn't realize how far the coating would fil in the little distance number evgravings. I had planned to use an enamel stik to fill them back in (like I will do with the top plate engraving). But now that is less of an option. Such is life.

Again, no particular reason why I did this. It's a camera I never shoot (being a digital whore these days). So it will likely sit on the shelf unless someone wants to trade for it for some reason.

The color seems a bit off on this computer. The pink is actually brighter. I think "save for web" has screwed me once again.

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where oh where did you get that done?
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that is the greatest thing ive seen today.

thanks for making me smile :-D
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I don't know about smiling, it gave me a different feeling! The description "Barbie Camera" springs to mind.
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What it needs now is Leopardskin vulcanite!
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nice. i need to paint my gsn...i'm thinking forrest green with a metalic fleck
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Hummm no need to use flash with that camera! ehehehe

I am currently smelling the paint from my Fed 2. I am doing a more traditional black paint job... Hope it wont look too bad for me to post it on "Cameras and coffee" thread

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where oh where did you get that done?
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I did it myself. I powdercoat all sorts of stuff. I had considered doing some sort of metalic fleck. But I wanted to go overboard and pink it up.

Leopard skin would really top it all off.
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I find that really tempting for some reason... But alas, I am pretty much out of anything to trade.
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where did you get the stuff?
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where did you get the stuff?

Ya know for a bike geek like me this is a valuble thing where did you get the material and how does it go over to do it in your oven at home?
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Ya know for a bike geek like me this is a valuble thing where did you get the material and how does it go over to do it in your oven at home?
You wouldn't want to do it in any oven you were cooking food in. Drop me an email and we can talk more about it.
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Old 02-09-2006   #12
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"You wouldn't want to do it in any oven you were cooking food in. Drop me an email and we can talk more about it."
Too bad. Others might be interested as well.

Anyway. Yep. It's pink.
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Bitchin' Barbie Pink! I'm jealous!

hey keep your paint brush away from my GT.
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You're missing the pink faux fur around the focusing ring. Now that would be over the top.
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Too bad. Others might be interested as well.
I just said that because he lives near me and he was asking about bike parts, which has little to do with RF photography.

To learn about powdercoating, google is a better teacher than me anyway.
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Man, that would be awesome. Makes me wish I had anything interesting to trade!
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That is absolutely gorgeous! I hope you have it prominently displayed.
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Looks Charming. But what don't paint the Leather too?
I had watch a pic at web. Whole machine are pink........More Charming
Wanna a try?
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When I lived in San Francisco in the 60's we used to get our cars stolen pretty often. My Mustang convertable was stolen 3 times in less then a year. So we all started painting them wierd colors so we could get them back easier, but no one stole them after we painted them.
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Like I said before, the person here who can learn to do this as well as Shintaro, but for more reasonable rates, will have a looonngg waiting list.
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--shhhhh--

That is part of what I was testing. But I've got a lot more testing to do before I get to that point.

If anyone has broken Leica III's to sell, let me know.......
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"I just said that because he lives near me and he was asking about bike parts, which has little to do with RF photography."
Yep, you're right. Missed that. My bad. But I was just curious. Not sure I'm gutsy enough to paint one yet, but ... one day.
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I hope your bringing this to the Hale's meeting on the 18th!

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Holy crap! That's freakin awesome! I wonder if Mattell will start packaging miniature versions of those and sell them with Barbie dolls.
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Yes I'll bring it to hales. Assuming that nobody has bought or traded it away from me by then.
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Hahahah.

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I know the perfect leather color for this...
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Cool job, Josh! Thanks for posting and really brightening the evening here!
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PANK!

That's what I call it. Pank. Plain and simple.

Maybe there should be some tractor colors like red and Cat(erpillar) yellow. It would be neat to have a Cat yellow Fed 3.

Can you show us some close ups?
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Paradise Pink Snake leather!

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Only you, RML, would actually consider doing that to an unsuspecting M2.
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Cool FED. You might be onto something here.

Saw this over on PN, too. Your gallery there has some great images, Josh.
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Ohmy, pink!

Now you can't refer to your FED as 'he' anymore.
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Maybe I'll get a Hello Kitty engraved on the top plate of my FED when it gets here.
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