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Support Hot Shots Calendar

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Apparently, are quite a few people up in arms over the “partially nude” models in this video we originally posted a couple of weeks ago. But that’s kind of the point of a pinup calendar isn’t it?

Yes, there’s currently a witch hunt afoot to root out whether members of the Utah Army National Guard and Utah Department of Public Safety provided unauthorized assistance to the 2015 Hot Shots Calendar. But that hasn’t altered our support to the project.

We are media partners with Hot Shots Calendar because of the great work they do to support the UK’s Help for Heroes as well as select US SOF charities. We’ve traveled to England in support of the calendar and seen up close and personal the great work the charity and the models have done to support UK’s wounded warriors. We ask that you continue to support these charities whether you purchase a Hot Shots Calendar or provide direct support.

The White St George’s Scarf from Pretty Green

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Available now, the St George’s Scarf from clothing brand Pretty Green is pretty cool whether you’re a soccer fan or just want to sport the colors.

Yep, that’s Newman.

Hot Shots/Dead Legacy Clothing Collaboration

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Hot Shots has partnered with Dead Legacy Clothing to offer exclusive t-shirts featuring the best Hot Shots images over the last three years. The first shirt launched is the ‘Daisy’, featuring Hot Shots Girl Daisy Watts.

Additionally, £10 (~$16) from the sale of each shirt will be donated directly to Help for Heroes which is pretty awesome!

Hot Shots Calendar – Casting Call for 2015 Models

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Hot Shots Casting Call

Hot Shots Calendar has issued an open casting call (ladies only please) for the 2015 edition. The actual photo shoot will be in June, here in the US, but they are looking for models from both the US as well as the UK. This is a pretty big deal because up to now, all of the models have been British. Proceeds from Hot Shots Calendar supports such charities as Help For Heroes which offers practical, direct support to the UK’s wounded as well as the Special Operations Warrior Foundation here in the US.

Hot Shots James Bond Archives Picture Book – SIGNED

Friday, December 13th, 2013


Edgar Brothers currently has a bid up on eBay for a limited edition James Bond Archives Picture Book signed by Hot Shots models India, Rosie, Daisy, with a special personal message from Kelly Hall. The proceeds from the auction go in support of UK-based charity Help For Heroes.

Photos of MultiCam Black Have Been Out For Months

Monday, November 25th, 2013

This summer I was present during the photo shoot for the 2014 Hot Shots Calendar. As in years past, many of teh costumes were designed and manufactured by Caleb Crye, founder of Crye Precision who developed the MultiCam family of camouflage patterns. I immediately noticed a darkened variant of MultiCam on several of the garments. Turns out, it was what is new referred to as MultiCam Black. I’ve had a little chuckle to myself for the last couple of months, waiting to see if anyone would notice the pattern in the calendar. I guess the ladies’ other attributes have had the lads a bit distracted from the minutia of details like clothing.

To get a gander of the pattern in the wild hit the jump.


Hot Shots Calendar Donate Over £10 000 to Help For Heroes

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

H4H Donation

(l-r H4H co-founder Mark Elliot, Paul Ainsworth, Mike Newman, Kelly Hall and a nice chap named Lofty!)

Hot Shots Calendar recently donated over £10 000 to Help For Heroes based on UK sales of the 2013 calendar. Help For Heroes offers practical, direct support to the UK’s wounded.

My Favorite Glamour Model Of All Time!

Additionally, the ever popular Kelly Hall signed a load of calendars to give out to the blokes rehabilitating at Tedworth House. Thanks Kelly! I know they appreciate your efforts.

Hot Shots Calendar Launches New Website

Thursday, October 10th, 2013


Hot Shots Calendar has launched an entirely new website, updated with info on the 2014 edition of this popular calendar, proceeds of which support wounded warriors both in the UK and US. In addition to merchandise, the site also profiles the models and gives you some additional background on the project.

Guess The Theme Of The 2014 Hot Shots Calendar

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Based on this photo of the lovely Rosie Jones, can you guess the theme of the 2014 Hot Shots Calendar?


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Hot Shots Calendar Launch Party

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

On the evening of 14 November, 2012 Edgar Brothers hosted a launch party for the 2013 Hot Shots Calendar at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, UK. SSD was on hand to witness the event. The models are all Page 3 girls from the United Kingdom. I had the opportunity to speak with models Rosie Jones, Holly Peers, India Reynolds, Emily O’Hara, Sam Cooke and Kelly Hall and I can tell you that they are all great ladies who wholeheartedly support the troops.

The Calendar

But before we can talk about the launch, we have to discuss the calendar itself. Back in August the models, film crew, and supporting cast of sponsors and various camp followers (us included) descended upon the Los Angeles, CA area for the photo shoot.

This year’s theme was 1940s Pinups.

Prior to the shoot hundreds of examples of period art were reviewed.

A great deal of research was conducted looking for inspiration and, as always, fashions were provided by Crye Precision.

As you can see, despite the frantic pace of shooting, Crye kept the costuming side of things quite organized.

Additionally, SureFire served as host for some of the shoot and secured some great vehicles for use as backgrounds.

And, what would a military pinup calendar be without guns? There was a little bit of a twist on these pinups tho, they feature both period as well as modern weapons and equipment.

Even after all of that, thousands of photos were taken to get just the right pose for the calendar. Here, each photo is reviewed to determine what changes must be made to lighting and pose.

And, from another angle.

The Launch Party

So that was the calendar. Now, we can talk about the launch party. As was said, it was at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, England.

They did a great job making the place up for the party as you can see. Who could ever say ‘No’ to a 40 foot Kelly Hall?

The models signed calendars for the troops in attendance and mingled with the crowd. Looks like the squaddies from the local TA unit had a brilliant time.

In addition to great company and food, we were entertained by British X-Factor 2010 finalist Ruth Lorenzo who hails from Canada. She performed a couple of numbers that really showcased her talent.

While we had a great time, ultimately, we were all there to aid Help for Heroes. 50% of the proceeds for UK sales of the Hot Shots Calendar go to Help for Heroes which runs Tedworth House, Personal Recovery Centre for wounded troops and their families. Here, we see Edgar Brothers Director, Derek Edgar presenting a cheque to Denise Mellor of Hope for Heroes for an additional £ 6,000 (GBP).

Here are some of the recovering troops at Tedworth House, Personal Recovery Centre which is funded by Help for Heroes to help put a face on that donation.

If you haven’t ordered your 2013 Hot Shots Calendar, the playing cards, or badges yet, it’s still not too late. Just visit Purchase calendars at to support Hot Shots and their charities, Help for Heroes and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Remember, 50% of proceeds go to these charities.

Big thanks to the folks behind Hot Shots – Edgar Brothers, Smith Optics Elite Division, Daniel Defense, Independent Studio Services, Crye Precision, and Magpul Industries.

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