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USMC GB : Now until Sept 2015
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:05 PM

Hello all, welcome to the United States Marine Corps Group Build! The build will start 10 November 2014 to commemorate the 239th birthday of the Corps. As such, you have plenty of time to get some other builds out of the way, if you already know what you want to build that's fine. We can use this thread for discussion before the build. Here are the rules as of now:

Dates: 10 November 2014- 15 September 2015

1) Anything USMC counts, from 1775 til now.

2) OOB is allowed, AM is allowed, Scratch building is allowed.

3) Previously started builds are fine but there still needs to be a lot of work done to it.

4) Crossovers are allowed

5) OPTIONAL: Post a picture of the real thing in the markings you are doing or provide a little back story as to why you're building what you are building.

6) I will make some badges once the time gets closer. Additional "bling" will be added to the badge for people who complete more than one build.

7) WIPs are a must

If there's anything I have forgotten or you think should be added, let me know.

Here are the badges...

1 build completed:

2 builds completed:

3 or more builds completed:

-Josiah

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:06 PM

Roll Call:

Archangel Shooter- 1/48 Revell Intruder

Brandonk- 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D---completed page 28

Bvallot- TBD

Deattilio- 1/72 Italeri Quonset Hut

Devil Dawg- 1/48 Academy CH-53E

Jarhead-1/48 Hasegawa F-18D

Jibber- 1/35 AFV Club LVTP5A1---completed page 12

Jsmyth- TBA

Kafziel- 1/48 Revell F4U Corsair

Lewbud- 1/72 Hasegawa RF-4B

MAC- Japanese Stronghold on Peleliu Taken by Marines---completed page 8
           Vietnam Tunnel---completed page 15 

Modelcrazy- 1/72 Kitec V-22---completed page 26

Mrmike- TBD

Nathan T- 1/48 F-4S

Plasticjunkie- 1/48 Monogram Huey---completed page 20

Rigidrider- 1/48 RMX Bell UH-1 Gunship---completed page 18

Rob Gronovius- Dragon AAV7A1 Amtrac

Rob Sherman- 1/72 Hasegawa F-4B/N Phantom II---completed page 12
                       - Cobra---completed page 28
 -1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader

Sanderson_91- 1/48 Haswegawa AV-8B Harrier II

SchattenSpartan- TBD

Simpilot34- 1/72 Italeri F4U-4B

STFD637- 1/72 Revell M-60 w/Reactive Armor---completed page 27 
                -1/72 Dragon AMTRAC

Stikpusher- 1/48 Monogram Hawker Harrier

TarnShip- 1/72 F-8E

Theuns-1/72 Academy F-18C---completed page 24

USMC6094- TBD

Waynec- 1/72 LAV

Ygmodeler4- 1/35 Tamiya M60A1 Patton w/Reactive Armor & 1/35 Flamethrower vignette

-Josiah

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:06 PM

Completed Builds:

1) MAC (page 8)

2) Rob Sherman (page 12)

3) Jibber (page 12)

4) Mac (page 15)

5) Rigidrider (page 18)

6) Plasticjunkie (page 20)

7) Theuns (Page 24)

8) Modelcrazy (Page 26)

STFD637 (page 27)

Rob S (page 28)

BrandonK (page 28)


-Josiah

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Posted by sanderson_91 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:39 PM

Josiah,

I'd like to join this GB with a Hasegawa 1/48 AV-8B Harrier II.  I have some nice Blacksheep decals in the stash for this.  Thanks!

Steve

 

 

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:43 PM

Glad to have you aboard Steve! I'll add you to the roll call.

-Josiah

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Posted by STFD637 on Friday, June 13, 2014 4:12 PM

Sounds good. Count me in! Don't know which USMC kit I will pull out of the stash though! Probably a helo!

"If a lie is told often, and long enough, it becomes reality!"

Travis/STFD637

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Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, June 14, 2014 4:38 PM

URRRAH! Count me in! Not sure what yet, I'll start snooping & pooping here shortly... Semper Fi!  Thanks, RR,Cpl USMC "71-75"

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:36 PM

Awesome! I'll add you guys down. Great to have some more Leathernecks on board

-Josiah

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:51 PM
Josiah, I'd like to join up if I could. 1/72 Hasegawa RF-4B in VMFP-3 markings.

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, June 16, 2014 7:50 AM
This is just the inspiration I need to get my build I started for the Korean War GB progressing again! It's an Italeri 1/72 F4U-4B in VMF-214 'Blacksheep' markings. Have a wired engines & things R-2800 and a big ed zoom pe set. Still heaps to do on her. Will send some pics of how far along I am soon. Had big plans for this lil bird before the lull in bench time. Cheers
Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, June 16, 2014 8:51 AM
Here is a pic of where it is now and of the engine.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Monday, June 16, 2014 1:08 PM

Great to have y'all aboard

-Josiah

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, June 16, 2014 3:51 PM
Richie's back! Hide the nurses and rum! Seriously, good to see you're back.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, June 16, 2014 4:47 PM

Thanks and glad to be back!!

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:40 PM

OK Josiah, I think to start with I'm going to do a RMX 1/48 Bell UH1 Gunship Not sure about the markings yet, I'm still doing my research.

Semper Fi

Doug

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:16 PM

Can I enter an LVTP-5 that has been barely started? Only the road wheels, sprockets, and idler wheels are done so far. Basically Step 1 on the 1/35 AFV Club kit...

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:14 PM

Fine by me Carlos, great to see some armor in this build. I got you both updated.

I'm going to build Tamiya's 1/35 M60A1 w/ Reactive Armor. My dad took this picture while he was on a ship going over to the First Gulf War, I'm going to try and model it off this picture.

I think I've seen another angle of it but I can't remember, I'll have to do some digging around.

-Josiah

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Posted by TarnShip on Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:01 PM

Nope, Stik, it is very dangerous to enter one until it is completely finished.

The only thing I can think of that is worse would be to attempt leaving one while it is being "aggressively disassembled"

Rex

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:23 PM

TarnShip

Nope, Stik, it is very dangerous to enter one until it is completely finished.

The only thing I can think of that is worse would be to attempt leaving one while it is being "aggressively disassembled"

Rex

 

LOL!

 Bruce

 

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:35 PM

i shall ponder this one as i am hosting 2 and in 4 or 5 more. at this point a modern 1/35 6x6 and towed 105 or an LAV ADA or a 1/72 LAV.  but the start date is far enough out.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:47 PM

LOL! You guys....

Aw come on Wayne, I am hosting two now, and cant even begin to count how many others I am in just thru the end of this year...

 

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 waynec on Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:50 PM

well i suppose i can put off my 1/72 LAV and grab one of many 1/72 modern bundeswehr trucks to play with for now along with all the other stuff.

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Posted by deattilio on Friday, June 20, 2014 9:18 AM

I wanted to build something unique for this GB and believe I have found my subject.  Although I have a MEB’s worth of LVTs and AAVs, my recent LVT build requires a break from that subject.  Then I thought maybe a JM-1, F2T-1 or RR-5 (B-26 Marauder, P-61 Black Widow and Ford 5-AT for the USAAF/Civvie folks) but even those aren’t quite different enough.  I don’t know how or why this popped in my brain housing group, I wasn’t even reminiscing of the days of “Reveille Reveille Reveille!!!” or formations and the like but here it is.

I found something different and unique, for this group build and to me, an item that I surmise most Marines have memories of from times past.  This is the Quonset hut I called home while attending MCT in October/November 1992.  I will modify Italeri’s 1/72 kit as needed to better represent the hut in the photo.  No interior as I didn’t take any pictures and my memory isn’t sharp enough to recall the layout, all I remember are rows of racks and a trash can in the corner.

 

 

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 Friday, June 20, 2014 10:49 AM

Hah!!!! Now that is gonna be classic! I spent a few weeks housed in one of those huts as well in 1991.

 

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 ygmodeler4 on Friday, June 20, 2014 11:06 AM

Excellent!!

-Josiah

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, June 20, 2014 12:05 PM

OMG!!! 12 weeks  in 1971 USMC recruit depot SanDiego,  And various other locations over the next several months including Camp Pendalton, Camp LeJune , and Modford Point. Deattilio! What a great idea!,,

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, June 20, 2014 12:06 PM

Oh yeah... rake that sand, if it moves pick it up, if it dont, PAINT IT!

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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Posted by TarnShip on Friday, June 20, 2014 12:21 PM

Glad that San Diego still had those in the '90s.

It does cause me to lose a bet, though. In 1975, while living in one of those on one side of the parade ground, we got to talking about the "Hotel" construction over on the other side. I bet another recruit that the Quonset Huts would all be gone in 20 years and all boots would get to live in a squad bay in the Hotels.

DJ Parkins has Quonset Huts and other buildings in his 1/72 and 1/48 Aircraft Accessories lines, if anyone is looking for something different than the Italeri kit.

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Posted by deattilio on Friday, June 20, 2014 7:11 PM

Surprisingly the huts survived as living quarters well into 2002 that I know of.  We had a couple knuckleheads that went UA and we sent them to CCU upon their return, which was in the 52 Area in the good ole Quonset huts.  There may have been several left in 2007 when I attended the Advanced Course, but my memory not so great as I was focused on surviving the courses and PT.  For the most part once the OEF and OIF money taps were full on the huts made way for much nicer buildings.  Where these huts once stood is nothing more than a parking lot today.

 

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 Devil Dawg on Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:04 PM

Ygmodeler4, put me down for the Academy 1/48 Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion. And a big "Ooh Rah!" for creating this group build! Glad to see it. Now I've got a great excuse to build that huge beast of a model..... Just gotta find a place to display it once it's finished, though......

Devil Dawg

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