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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Second Annual USAF Vietnam Group Build
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:41 PM

Greetings!

Welcome to the Second Annual USAF Vietnam Group Build!

The “Official” start will be August 7th, to coincide with the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” of August 7, 1964.  The build will end on August 6th, 2015 at which time we will carry over to the “Third Annual USAF Vietnam Group Build”.

The rules of this build are pretty simple:

  1. You MUST participate, and post pictures to show your work in progress.
  2. Crossovers are allowed (participating in other builds with the same project).
  3. You may enter partially started projects as long as they are less than 50% completed.
  4. You may enter more than one project.
  5. The aircraft must be on the list (at the bottom of this post).  If you think that you have an aircraft that should be on the list, please let me know!  (REMEMBER, this is USAF only.)
  6. And the most important rule, HAVE FUN!

To join, simply post the kit you are going to build (including the scale), note whether you are converting it to a different version and any aftermarket or scratch building that will be added.

All finished builds will be entered on the first page of the build.

Here is the badge, feel free to pick one up if you are participating.  You do not have to wait until you have completed your build.

 Large Group Build Badge

Medium Sized Group Build Badge

 Small sized group build badge

Roster:

Son Of Medicine Man:  Hasegawa 1/48 F-4E Phantom II - with every conceivable aftermarket made and scratch building for what has not!  Update, this is on hold while I build instead a Testors 1/48 SR-71A Blackbird.

Striker8241:  Italeri 1/72 C-130E(CT) "Clamp" Combat Talon

Tal Afar Dave:  Monogram 1/48 A-1H Skyraider

Modelcrazy:  Monogram 1/48 F-100C Super Sabre, Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

Painklr:  Revell 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief

Mailwalker:  Monogram 1/48 F-100D Super Sabre

Plasticjunkie:  Italeri 1/72 B-26K Counter Invader 

68GT:  Hasegawa 1/72 A1-H Skyraider 

Tal Afar Dave:  Monogram 1/48 A1-H Skyraider Special Operations Wing SEA trim, Esci 1/48 A-1H Skyraider in South Vietnamese trim

 

Wall of Fame

 

Modelcrazy:  Monogram 1/48 F-100C Super Sabre

 

Modelcrazy:  Monogram 1/48 F-104C Starfighter

 

 Plasticjunkie:  Italeri 1/72 B-26K Counter Invader

 

 Mailwalker:  Monogram 1/48 F-100D Super Sabre

 

You may enter any aircraft that was used by the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War.  I have several years of research compiled the following list:

A-1E Skyraider
A-1H Skyraider
A-1J Skyraider
A-26A (B-26K) Counter Invader
A-37A Dragonfly
A-37B Dragonfly
A-7D Corsair II
AC-119G Shadow
AC-119K Stinger
AC-130A Spectre
AC-130E Spectre
AC-47D Spooky
AT-28D Trojan
AU-23A Peacemaker (Turbo-Porter)
B-26B Invader
B-26C Invader
B-52D Stratofortress
B-52F Stratofortress
B-52G Stratofortress
B-57B Canberra
B-57C Canberra
B-57E Canberra
B-57G Canberra
C-118A Liftmaster (DC-6)
C-123B Provider
C-123K Provider
C-124C Globemaster II
C-130A Hercules
C-130B Hercules
C-130E Hercules
C-130E(CT) "Clamp" Combat Talon
C-130E(I) "Rivet Clamps" Combat   Talon
C-130E(S) "Swap" Combat Talon
C-130E(Y) "Yank" (formerly   "Yard") Combat Talon
C-130H Hercules
C-133 Cargomaster
C-141A Starlifter
C-46 Commando
C-47 Skytrain
C-5A Galaxy
C-7 (CV-2) Caribou
C-97 Stratofreighter (ANG transport)
C-9A Nightingale
CH-3A
DC-130A Hercules
DC-130E Hercules
EB-66B Destroyer
EB-66C Destroyer
EB-66E Destroyer
EC-121D Warning Star
EC-121M Warning Star
EC-121R Warning Star
EC-47N Skytrain
EC-47P Skytrain
EC-47Q Skytrain
EF-105F Wild Weasel
EF-4C Phantom II
F-100C Super Sabre
F-100D Super Sabre
F-100F Super Sabre
F-102A Delta Dagger
F-104C Starfighter
F-104D Starfighter
F-105D Thunderchief
F-105F "Wild Weasel"
F-105G "Wild Weasel"
F-111A Aardvark
F-4C Phantom II
F-4D Phantom II
F-4E Phantom II
F-5A "Skoshi Tiger"
F-5B "Skoshi Tiger"
F-5C "Skoshi Tiger"
HC-130H Hercules
HC-130P Hercules
HH-3E "Jolly Green"
HH-43B Huskie
HH-43F Huskie
HH-53B "Super Jolly Green"
HH-53C "Super Jolly Green"
HU-16B Albatross
KB-50J Superfortress
KC-135A Stratotanker
KC-135Q Stratotanker
NC-123K Black Spot
O-1D Bird Dog
O-1E Bird Dog
O-1F Bird Dog
O-1G Bird Dog
O-2A Skymaster
O-2B Skymaster
OA-37B Dragonfly
OV-10A Bronco
QU-22B Bonanza
RB-26C Invader
RB-47H Stratojet
RB-57E Canberra "Patricia Lynn"
RB-57F Canberra
RB-66B Destroyer
RC-135C Big Team
RC-135D Rivet Brass
RC-135M Rivet Card
RC-135U Combat Sent
RF-101C Voodoo
RF-4C Phantom II
SC-47D Skytrain
SC-54D Skymaster (DC-4)
SR-71A Blackbird
T-28B Trojan
T-28D Nomad
TF-102A Delta Dagger
U-10A Courier
U-10B Courier
U-10D Courier
U-2C Dragon Lady
U-2F Dragon Lady
U-2R Dragon Lady
U-3A Administrator "Blue Canoe"   (Cessna 310)
UC-123B Provider
UC-123K Provider
UH-1F Huey
UH-1P Huey

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Posted by Striker8241 on Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:09 AM

Badge looks great, Ken! I'll carry on with my Combat Talon if you please Big Smile.

Cheers,

Russ

 

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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:43 PM

Striker8241

Badge looks great, Ken! I'll carry on with my Combat Talon if you please Big Smile.

Cheers,

Russ

Thank you Russ for the compliment!  And welcome aboard!!  Welcome Sign  The roster has been updated!

Ken

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, August 7, 2014 9:20 PM

Hey Ken,

I'm back in.  I'll be starting off with my 1/48th scale Monogram  A-1H Skyraider.  Hopefully, I'll make some progress this time around!!!!  LOL

Dave

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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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Thursday, August 7, 2014 9:46 PM

Tal Afar Dave

Hey Ken,

I'm back in.  I'll be starting off with my 1/48th scale Monogram  A-1H Skyraider.  Hopefully, I'll make some progress this time around!!!!  LOL

Dave

Hi Dave,

That is great!  Welcome aboard!  Welcome Sign  The roster has been updated!

Ken

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Friday, August 8, 2014 7:59 PM

Hey Ken,

Been busy tearing down my Troybuilt mower the last several days.  Looks like a cracked engine block.  Will try to use JB Weld to repair the crack.  Lots of success stories on the internet about it.....we'll see!  Looks like your F-4E will be quite an involved project after you knock out the Black Bird!!!

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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  • Member since
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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Friday, August 8, 2014 8:11 PM

Tal Afar Dave

Hey Ken,

Been busy tearing down my Troybuilt mower the last several days.  Looks like a cracked engine block.  Will try to use JB Weld to repair the crack.  Lots of success stories on the internet about it.....we'll see!  Looks like your F-4E will be quite an involved project after you knock out the Black Bird!!!

Hi Dave,

So do you need to tear the entire engine apart to use the JB Weld?  If so, that will be quite a job!  I wish you the best of luck.

I actually have quite a bit done on the F-4E project already.  It is to the point of gluing the fuselage halves together.  I will just have to remember where I left off at when I get back to it!  Big Smile 

Ken

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    January 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Friday, August 8, 2014 9:59 PM

Strange enough, most of the engine is in good shape; so I just ground down the rough edges on the bottom of using my Dremel tool (not the preferred use!), cleaned it up with acetone, and then added the JB Weld. Will start rebuilding tomorrow afternoon....this is the first time I've totally torn down my lawn mower; hopefully I'll get it back together without too many "extra parts' left over!!!

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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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:34 AM

I have a crossover Monogram 1/48 F100 I'd like to join in with.

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:56 AM

modelcrazy

I have a crossover Monogram 1/48 F100 I'd like to join in with.

Hi Modelcrazy,

Welcome aboard!  Welcome Sign  I have updated the roster.  By the way, which version of F-100 are you building?

Ken

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:53 PM
MM,

I really don't know. It's an 1981 Monogram kit I acquired recently and it doesn't say. I don't know the subtleties of the Hun to tell the different versions.

Maybe someone can tell me what to look for so I can tell which model it is.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:52 PM

Doing some research, it looks like a "D" model.

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Monday, September 1, 2014 4:19 PM

modelcrazy

Doing some research, it looks like a "D" model.

Hi Modelcrazy,

Yes, I concur with you.  It does look like a "D" model.  Also while doing some research myself I found this page that has some suggestions on how to build this kit:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/75364-148-f-100-comparisonsissues/ 

Ken

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 1, 2014 11:39 PM

Thanks SOMM for the link.

Wow, those guys really get technical. I'll do the best I can, and be happy to get the finish right.

I'll be starting the Hun as soon as I finish my Mi 24 Hind.

Steve

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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:51 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks SOMM for the link.

Wow, those guys really get technical. I'll do the best I can, and be happy to get the finish right.

I'll be starting the Hun as soon as I finish my Mi 24 Hind.

Steve

Hi Steve,

Yes, that website can be very critical.  But there are some good modelers there that can come up with some great tips.

We will be looking forward to seeing you start on your Hun!

Ken

  • Member since
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:13 PM

Ken,

I've run into problems with my F100. I seem to be missing the clear plastic tree, so I need to find another Hun.

Steve

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 4, 2014 12:00 AM

Ken,

I'm trying to get the needed parts for the Hun, but it's not looking good for a 43 year old kit.

So, if it's all the same to you, I'll switch to the 1/48 Monogram F100C (a 36yo kit). Hopefully it's all there.

Steve

  • Member since
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  • From: Lafayette, Indiana
Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:11 AM

modelcrazy

Ken,

I'm trying to get the needed parts for the Hun, but it's not looking good for a 43 year old kit.

So, if it's all the same to you, I'll switch to the 1/48 Monogram F100C (a 36yo kit). Hopefully it's all there.

Steve

No problem Steve.  Sad news hearing about the missing parts.  I will update the front page.

Ken

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  • From: Texas
Posted by painklr on Thursday, September 4, 2014 4:30 PM

Can this group build still be joined?

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:03 PM

painklr

Can this group build still be joined?

Most certainly!  What are you planning on building Painklr?

Ken

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:04 PM

modelcrazy

Ken,

I'm trying to get the needed parts for the Hun, but it's not looking good for a 43 year old kit.

So, if it's all the same to you, I'll switch to the 1/48 Monogram F100C (a 36yo kit). Hopefully it's all there.

Steve

Hey Steve,

DId you check with Squadron Shop mail order for a replacement canopy for your Hun? I think Falcon? has a replacement vacuformed canopy for the Monogram F-100 kit.....just an idea!

Dave

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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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:26 PM

Dave,

I haven't checked squadron yet. that's a good idea. I'll do that if Monogram doesn't have it.

Thanks

Steve

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:40 PM

Yeah, I'd hate to see you miss out on the chance to build this great kit.  I've built a couple of them and you can't beat them for the price and detail....now, if I could only get that natural metal finish down!!!Tongue Tied

Dave

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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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 4, 2014 11:08 PM

I'll figure out something. Love that Hun. I'm also am excited about the "missile with a man in it". Love that one too.

I'm checking squadron now.

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Posted by painklr on Friday, September 5, 2014 12:04 AM

Hi Ken. I plan to build the Revell 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief kit.  It's been a while since I built something so this should be fun.

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Friday, September 5, 2014 6:20 AM

painklr

Hi Ken. I plan to build the Revell 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief kit.  It's been a while since I built something so this should be fun.

Hi Painklr,

The roster has been updated!  Welcome aboard!  Welcome Sign  No problems with you starting after a long dry spell.  We are all friends here.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!  Smile 

Ken

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Friday, September 5, 2014 8:57 PM

Son Of Medicine Man

painklr

Hi Ken. I plan to build the Revell 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief kit.  It's been a while since I built something so this should be fun.

Hi Painklr,

The roster has been updated!  Welcome aboard!  Welcome Sign  No problems with you starting after a long dry spell.  We are all friends here.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!  Smile 

Ken

Welcome painklr to the group!!  No sweat, many of us are still trying to come out of a dry spell!!  Looking forward to seeing your Thud!

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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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 5, 2014 9:07 PM

I received an email from Revell today.

" Our apologies, but due to the age of the kit, these parts are no longer available from Revell"

That's OK I thought. I just ordered the canopy for the Monogram kit through Squadron.

Thanks for the tip Dave. I would never guessed someone made an AM of the canopy.

Otherwise I would be looking at the kit like a little kid missing a very important Lego piece.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 8, 2014 10:45 PM

I started on the F104C tonight. I am also expecting the canopy for the F100 tomorrow.

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Posted by mailwalker on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:55 PM

Sign me up with a crossover Monogram 1/48 F-100D Super Sabre. Maybe I can finally get moving on it. Work and hobbies don't mix.

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