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Apocalypse Now boat idea
Posted by Jay Bones on Monday, November 13, 2017 7:42 PM

I have an idea to build a dio of the PBR (Patol Boat Reconaissance, Patrol Boat Rubber, Plastic Boat River, Brown Water Navy, whatever you want to call it).

Would use this kit, paint and weather the 105 on the bow, EREBUS on the stern and Canned Heat on the rear 40 mm grenade launcher (?).

Eduard-1-35-PBR-31-Mk-II-Pibber-Detail-Tamiya-53010

 

Probably just a river scene, maybe try the scene where they intercept the San Pan, but that might be tough to make look convincingly made out of reeds and wood.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, November 13, 2017 9:10 PM

 PBR actually stands for Patrol Boat River.  I did "PBR Streetgang" from Apocalypse Now a while ago, with Chef, Lance, and CPT Willard on board about the time they reach COL Kurtz’s compound.

More here:  

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/HeavyArty/library/PBR%20Streetgang%20from%20Apocalypse%20Now?sort=3&page=1

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:28 PM

That looks closer to the point where the boat arrives at Col Kurz’s compound... no more Chief or Clean... 

and BTW, very nicely done sir!

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:52 AM

I meant COL Kurtz, not LTC Kilgore.  Fixed.  It has been a while since I have watched it; looks like I need to again.

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Posted by Jay Bones on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:24 AM

HeavyArty

I meant COL Kurtz, not LTC Kilgore.  Fixed.  It has been a while since I have watched it; looks like I need to again.

 

 

I have the director's cut of that movie.  In case the original wasn't long enough, there's an extra hour or so.

Watched it literally a hundred times.  When I was in college it was one of 3 movies we had (The Wall and Grateful Dead Movie), didn't have cable and the old console TV with rabbit ears got zero reception.  Coming home at night we'd throw one in while we crached out.

And your model came out really nice!

Where did you get the figures??

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:39 AM

 Yup, I have seen the director's cut as well.  The French Plantation scene makes much more sense in it.  Great movie.  

The figures on mine are kit-bashed from different figure pieces that I cobbed together to get what I wanted.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:15 AM

Willard’s on the hot seat.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:56 PM

....terminate the Cornels  command ....with exrememe prejudice.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:08 PM

“I aint comin’ in there... them Censored attacked us!”

”Zap ‘em with the siren man, Zap ‘em with the siren!”

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:12 PM

After his encounter with the tiger,the sous chef really did not want to leave the boat to go foraging for tropical fruit in the jungle.

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Posted by Jay Bones on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:35 PM

"Never get off the boat!"

"Bye tiger!  Bye tiger!  I'm bugging out!  Come all the way to Vietnam to get eaten by a *** tiger!  You can all kiss my a$$ cause I *** quit!"

Little known is the fact that the boat crew was consuming large amounts of illegal drugs during the filming.  In the chef freakout scene Lance has a perma grin from obvious LSD.

You can see actor's pupils being effected too.

And Mickey Hart (one of the drummers from the Grateful Dead) did the pecussion and ambient sounds on the soundtrack.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:15 AM

Jay Bones

Little known is the fact that the boat crew was consuming large amounts of illegal drugs during the filming.  

Not so little known, but very true.  Dennis Hopper wanted to be paid in drugs for his role.  He was high the whole time as well.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:40 PM

Yes, the movie was something of a train wreck during production. A typhoon destroyed sets during filming, Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen early in filming. Then Sheen later had a heart attack during filming. The Hueys were short term use due to having to go fight insurgents. The movie went way over budget and longer than scheduled.... the list of all the woes is long. But Mr Coppola was able to still piece together his classic from the chaos. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:28 PM

Book was better than the movie.

I've seen it a couple of times, including trying unsuccessfully to get through the version with the Playboy Bunnies. I know a lot of people like it so I'll leave it there.

 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:18 PM

Yes kind of unlikely that they would stay in country after the performance to hook up with some GIs.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, November 17, 2017 8:42 AM

GMorrison
Book was better than the movie.

Of course the book, Heart of Darkness, was much better.  The movie was only loosely based on the book though, not a direct telling of it.  I think it used the ideas from the book well.

philo426
Yes kind of unlikely that they would stay in country after the performance to hook up with some GIs.

You would be surprised what goes on w/touring USO hotties and soldiers.  I know a guy who hooked up w/an LA Lakers cheerleader on a USO tour in Korea and later ended up marrying her.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:49 AM

I've been toying around with the idea of a APN scene for my next PBR build too. What ever you decide we want to see it! Heres my last PBR at the 2014 Roscoe Turner all my build shots are on PhotoBucket and I can't seem to download them onto my computer with out them trying to get money out of me.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:09 PM

Rambo

I've been toying around with the idea of a APN scene for my next PBR build too. 

 

 

i vote for this one... Wink

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, November 20, 2017 1:46 PM

Hi ;

 I have found this hull makes a good base for Scratch built vessels of an environmental restoration type ( GasP ! )  I wound up with five of them and had to do something else with the left over four . So Environmental Clean-Up Vessels they became .

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:59 AM

OK, I'll bite.  What are "vessels of an environmental restoration type"?  Any pics of what you built?

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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