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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
50th Anniversary Vietnam War Group Build
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:09 PM

Today, on the 39th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, and the end of that war, I am putting out the feeler announcement for a Vietnam War GB on here. It will kick off August 4th 2014 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Tonkin Gulf Incident, and run until April 30th 2015, the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. This GB will be open to any and all subjects that participated in the Vietnam War, post 1957, land, sea, or air, any scale, any medium. Military, Government, or even Civil Support are all wanted. If your model subject was in theater actively participating or supporting one side or the other, from the advisory period until the fall and post war operations, it is welcome here.

Rules of Engagement:

1) Any kit, any scale or subject in any medium- plastic, resin, paper, metal, etc. of any subject that participated in directly or support of the war In Vietnam during the post Geneva Accords perios from 1957 thru 1975 with the fall of Saigon and immediate aftermath operations such as the Mayaguez Incident. Land, Sea, or Air, figures, dioramas, everything!

2) Crossovers with other GBs are allowed

3) Prestarted are allowed, up to 20% done

4) Post pictures, sharing your work is an absolute must!!!

5) Share your knowledge and information- I know that there are a lot of members here who served in some way connected to this war, or had freinds or family members who did, Please share anything and everything that you think may help a fellow participant here.

6) No politics!!!!!! I know this is a fine line to tread in this subject area. Stick to the facts when discussing  aspects of the build(s), not opinions regarding those facts. 

7) Lucky 7... HAVE FUN!!!!!!! Toast


The participation badges- to be displayed after completion of your entry build(s)... choose whichever you prefer...

           

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:12 PM

Well, alright - I see your GB is like an A-bomb - hits everything! In that case I'm in, just don't know what my model will be, but it will be Vietnam-themed. Until later, have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:27 PM

I take it this is the actual build thread Stik. In that case, put me down for the Italeri 1/72nd F-111A. I have been saving that for this GB.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:15 PM

Very interested in this one, but I'll have to choose between an F-4C or A-1 Skyraider.  I'll let you know.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:28 PM

Not even sure If I have a Nam subject in my stash but if not then I will get one put me down as TBA

Clint

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:31 PM

Reserved for participants and builds (oops, should have done this sooner)

Stikpusher- Revell Germany 1/35 M113 (ARVN) done

Pavel- Airfix 1/72 A-4B (done)


Bish- Italeri 1/72 F-111A completed


Silentbob- Monogram 1/48 F-4C completed

Rambo- 1/72 Italeri AC-119 Gunship

MKelly- 1/48 Testors O-2 (done)


Eagle90- Hasegawa 1/72 RA-5C (done)


bvallot-  Hobbyboss 1/48 F-105D, Academy 1/48 F-4C

deattilio-  1/200 B-52D

New Hampshire- 1/35 AFV Club Centurion Mk.5 

Rob Gronovius- 1/72 AFV TBD

shivinigh- 1/72 Academy A-37B

TarnShip- 1/72 J-79 on Maint. Trailer w/Ford Tractor

Tal Afar Dave- TBD

ygmodeler4- Tamiya 1/48 A-1J

Thunderbolt379- Fujimi 1/72 A-7

Nathan T- TBD

malone duke- TBD

MaNUeL97- Trumpeter (1/35?) SA-2 w/Transporter

MAgather- (Trumpeter?) 1/48 F-100C

jibber- Tamiya 1/35 M48A3, AFV Club 1/35 M88

gregh- Gallery 1/48 H-34 USMC

pyrman64- Academy 1/35 M113/M132

bobbaily- Tamiya 1/35 PBR

 B_one fixer- Monogram 1/48 Huey Hog completed 1st one done!!!!


Matt-Joachim- Revell 1/48 A-7A

Archangel Shooter-  Hobbyboss 1/48 A-7A DONE

Theuns-  Hobbyboss 1/48 F-105D (done)


JASONS- Academy 1/72 A-37B

Shuftie- Tamiya 1/32 F-4J

Plasticjunkie- Italeri 1/72 B-26K (done)


MAC- 1/35 Khe Sanh Gun Pit diorama (done)

Rob S.- 1/72 Hasegawa F-4 Phantom 

peterjb- Airfix 1/48 Canberra B.20

roger_wilco: Entex 1/100 C-47

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:32 PM

Ok, it looks like we are off and running on this already! Outstanding!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: New Port Richey
Posted by deattilio on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:51 PM

Stik,
     I'll jump in on this one as well with DML's 1/200 B-52D Stratofortress.  Once completed I plan on gifting it to my father as he did a tour as a tail gunner, counting SAMs on many occasions and fortunately never being hit by one.

 

WIP:
Trying to get my hobby stuff sorted - just moved and still unpacking.

 

"Gator, Green Catskill....Charlie On Time"
 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:57 PM

Ok, you are added to the roster with your build sir Yes

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:51 PM

I will participate, probably something 1/72 scale and related to the ground war.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:56 PM

Excellent Rob! Glad to have you aboard!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by bvallot on Thursday, May 1, 2014 1:58 PM

Alright Stik.  Put me down for a Hobby Boss F-105D Thud and an Academy F-4C Phantom both in 1:48.

=]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 1, 2014 2:36 PM

OK, bv, done!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:28 PM

Checking here, still trying to figure out what.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 1, 2014 8:09 PM

Lol! Well you have a couple months before this even kicks off

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:30 PM

found a good one in my stash, put me down for a Italeri AC-119K Gunship

Clint

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:26 PM

Excellent choice! You got it!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by shivinigh on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:36 AM

Hey Stick toss me on the roll-call with Academy's 1/72 A-37B Dragonfly

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by TarnShip on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:16 PM

This is perfect for me. I have a ton of models that don't fit in "normal" Group Build categories.

Let's start with a 1/72 J-79 on an Engine Maintenance Trailer, towed by a Ford Tractor,,,,,and then get weird from there.

Rex

almost gone

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:37 PM

OK, guys, you are all in and the roster updated. This is getting good!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:38 PM

Hey Stick,

I'm in.  Not sure what I'll build, but I definitely want to be a part of this cool build!

TAD

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:08 PM

Ok, I will get you on the roster with a "to be decided".

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:20 PM

Count me in Stik, I'll be reading a book about Vietnam this summer so I'm sure that'll provide some interest in something to build...TBD for now.

I believe the last GB I joined of yours was the Korean War build...hopefully I'll be able to finish to this one ;)

-Josiah

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:42 PM

Ok, Josiah, I'll get you on the roster here. The subject area is quite broad, so something has to tickle your fancy here...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:06 AM

Yo, Stik -- I gotta be in this one! Put me down for a Fujimi 1:72 A-7 Corsair II, possibly with AM markings, and we'll see what happens from there -- possibly something in camo! BTW, is this aviation only, or would armour qualify?

Cheers, Mike/Thunderbolt379

http://worldinminiature.blogspot.com/

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:56 AM

Everything qualifies- land, sea, or air. Military or civil, as long as it was used in action or direct support of thewar by either side. I will get you added on the roster. Welcome aboard TB!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:42 PM

I'll be in on this gb Stik. Century series jet in sea camo. Maybe a Hun or F-104...

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:27 PM

Mike & Nathan, you aare both added to the roster. Nathan, when you know your kit choice for certain, let me know. Welcome aboard guys!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:10 PM

Ok after giving this some thought I think that I am going with a F-111A. Hobby Boss makes an A with marking for 1973 in Vietnam. I have to get the kit so I do not have any idea what to expect.  

All righty then, after a little bit of thinking I remembered that I have a 1/48th scale AC-47 in the stash. To me that is the kit for this build so, scratch the F-111 and bring on Puff
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:02 PM

Ok, MK, you are in with Puff. The Monogram kit I presume? Lots of air subjects so far. We need some land & sea projects as well.... Where are the treadheads & sailors????

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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