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Vietnam era aircraft group build
Posted by TankerEasy on Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:48 AM

Wondering if theres a chance if anyone would be interested in doing an Vietnam era aircraft group build, I've recently started Academy's F-4C and would love to see some others!  Drop a comment if interested! Cool

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:25 AM

I'm interested, but, I wouldn't be able to start on a build for a while. I have three GB's I need to finish first.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:56 AM

I've recently finished one Airfix Phantom and could be tempted to do another. Though that would not be until next year.

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:49 AM

There hasnt been one in some time now and think we are overdue.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:29 AM

Love old bent tail. have several in the stash.  Would join in but have too many GB's going right now.  Like Bish, wouldn't be till next year for me.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:14 AM

I have two sidelined Phantoms that I need to finish up.... If already started kits are eligible...

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:37 AM

I have one or two in the stash and I dont think I have ever built one. I am into 3 group builds already but need a reason to crack into a Phantom once I get through those GB's. Count me in!

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Posted by TankerEasy on Friday, February 08, 2019 4:58 AM

We can post pone it for a bit until more people are ready!  also what are GB's?

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 08, 2019 5:56 AM

TankerEasy

We can post pone it for a bit until more people are ready!  also what are GB's?

 

A Group Build.

A suggestion if i may. Its generally better to plan a GB for some point in the future rather than just popping one up out of the blue. A feeler like this is a good idea. I usually have a certain start date in kmind and will put the feeler out 3 or 4 months before that. If its a go, then the build thread will start a month before the actual start date of the Group Build. Most people who have hosted a few tend to go this way and it seems to work out better as its more organised rather than just off the cuff.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Friday, February 08, 2019 6:18 AM

Well im thinking I might change it to Vietnam era fighters in general anyways, that way its a bit broader stroke instead of just F-4's.  Sorry im new to the group build thing, but atleast now the feeler is out there, maybe look for a tentative start date for May or so?

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:20 AM

”Vietnam era” significantly widens the eligibility. Are we talking from the advisor era thru the fall of Saigon, 1961 or so until 1975? Or just the Gulf of Tonkin until the 1973 US withdrawal?  And also would this be just for aircraft involved in the war, or worldwide? That longer timespan also incorporates the Arab/Israeli June 1967, War of Attrition, and October 1973 wars, Cuban Missile Crisis, countless other crisis hotspots, and the ongoing wars in Africa and Cold War. 

Things you will need to consider also are “crossover” builds (those involved in other Group Builds on here), and allowing previously started builds as part of the GB- if allowed, how far along can they be?

 

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:27 AM
I would be interested but wouldn't have time till the end of the year.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Friday, February 08, 2019 9:41 AM

No need to over complicate this, any and all aircraft used during Vietnam from 63' till 1975, doesnt matter if its already started or not, dont care how far along.  Ill just wait until im certain that ill have some people to do it and we'll set a date to start.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:16 AM

Welcome to running a GB. Potential participants will ask such questions in order to see if a kit qualifies. It’s not being complicated, it’s a heads up. I’ve run a few GBs on here, and this sort of thing happens. Phantom II GB is pretty specific, Vietnam era aircraft is a bit ambiguous. No one really thinks of the F-14 or F-15 as Vietnam era aircraft, yet both served in that era. VF-1 and VF-2 actually flew F-14s as top cover for the Saigon evacuation off of USS Enterprise.

 

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Posted by TankerEasy on Friday, February 08, 2019 10:37 AM

I had no idea that 14's saw the tail end of Vietnam, thats pretty cool!

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Posted by TigerII on Friday, February 08, 2019 5:33 PM

I also have an F-105D "Thud" that I'd like to get into the GB, but I have some projects in the works right now. But I'll have a BOLO for this GB if and when it comes up again.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Monday, February 11, 2019 4:49 AM

It's looking like it'll be towards the end of the year before we kick this off

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Posted by Real G on Monday, February 11, 2019 9:22 AM

stikpusher

Welcome to running a GB. Potential participants will ask such questions in order to see if a kit qualifies. It’s not being complicated, it’s a heads up. I’ve run a few GBs on here, and this sort of thing happens. Phantom II GB is pretty specific, Vietnam era aircraft is a bit ambiguous. No one really thinks of the F-14 or F-15 as Vietnam era aircraft, yet both served in that era. VF-1 and VF-2 actually flew F-14s as top cover for the Saigon evacuation off of USS Enterprise.

 

I figure time frame plus direct involvement would be the qualification. So no Arab-Israeli Wars, no stuff in the European theater, but the F-14 should be allowed as they were involved.

TE, the era is very popular, so there ought to be a lot of interest. Even I have a bunch of related models in the stash. If you start next year, I’m in!  I wonder if Model Collect will have their 1/72 B-52D out by then?  If not, maybe we will see people build the Minicraft 1/144 kit.  There was a stack if them at last year’s IPMS National convention that sold out in 1-1/2 days.  Hey maybe someone will be brave enough to convert Roden’s 1/144 C-141B into a C-141A and make the original “Hanoi Taxi”.  That was postwar, but I would think it should be allowed.

For me, if Caracal does a Combat Lancer decal sheet, I’d be in with a Hobby Boss F-111A.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:12 AM

RG, this is all Tanker Easy’s show. It’s up to him to set all the ground rules. Depending upon those rules and my life situation, I may or may not participate. I’d really like to, as Vietnam is a favored subject of mine. Lots of change ahead in my life though at that time.

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:59 PM

Real G

 

 
stikpusher

Welcome to running a GB. Potential participants will ask such questions in order to see if a kit qualifies. It’s not being complicated, it’s a heads up. I’ve run a few GBs on here, and this sort of thing happens. Phantom II GB is pretty specific, Vietnam era aircraft is a bit ambiguous. No one really thinks of the F-14 or F-15 as Vietnam era aircraft, yet both served in that era. VF-1 and VF-2 actually flew F-14s as top cover for the Saigon evacuation off of USS Enterprise.

 

 

 

I figure time frame plus direct involvement would be the qualification. So no Arab-Israeli Wars, no stuff in the European theater, but the F-14 should be allowed as they were involved.

TE, the era is very popular, so there ought to be a lot of interest. Even I have a bunch of related models in the stash. If you start next year, I’m in!  I wonder if Model Collect will have their 1/72 B-52D out by then?  If not, maybe we will see people build the Minicraft 1/144 kit.  There was a stack if them at last year’s IPMS National convention that sold out in 1-1/2 days.  Hey maybe someone will be brave enough to convert Roden’s 1/144 C-141B into a C-141A and make the original “Hanoi Taxi”.  That was postwar, but I would think it should be allowed.

For me, if Caracal does a Combat Lancer decal sheet, I’d be in with a Hobby Boss F-111A.

 

RG-

The 141's were there prior to playing taxi...I was delivered to Udorn in one from Clark in the Philippines in 73 and back to Clark in 74.

We called them"Freedom Bird"

If it starts later in the year would be in with a RF4C (not started), or if it qualifies a Tamiya F4D that is about 50%.  Most GB hosts limit started kits to less than 20% or so.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:31 PM

I've got showtime 100 to build or a L19 bird dog both in 1/48 I'd like to do.  Got a scooter too.  Oooh, and the 1/35 OH-6 Loach.  I'm in.  Later is probably better as I just started the 1/350 Titanic...along with a few other kits on the bench. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:02 AM

Hi,

Depending on your time frame for this group build, I might also be interested.  I built a T-28 trainer once when I was young and have been tempted to try doing another build of it now that I am older (and hopefully a little more experienced at buidling Smile).

PF

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Posted by jmoran426 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:03 PM
I would also be interested later in the year. And may I suggest it be narrowed to aircraft in the SEA theater and era. Since these were transition times, there will be a great deal of variety. I too have an Academy F-4C/D, but also a Roden T-28A, AT-37B, A-1E Sky Raider, O-2A Skymaster, OV-10A Bronco, C-123B Provider, AC-119K Stinger, Pilatus PC-6C Turbo Porter, AC-130H Spectre. And I have an O-1G Bird Dog and Bell UH-1F almost completed on the bench. I would probably like to do a few that aren't being done by a lot of other modelers. Keep us posted.

jmoran426

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:46 PM

I also have a few irons in the fire but I do have several se Asia kits to choose from.

Nick.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:31 PM

I think I can easily participate when its time comes. 

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Posted by TankerEasy on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5:32 AM

Ok folks, so it’s looking like it’s gonna have to wait until the end of this year if not the beginning of next year all together to really maximize participation.
 
 
If I can get at least 5 or so people that can commit sooner, being as I have several kits that would work I wouldn’t mind doing a small one to kill time until more people can commit to it.
 
 
As for the rules, Either 1/72 or 1/48 scale, and keep it to any aircraft, from any nationality used during the war from the time frame of 1965 to 75.  Maybe that’s a bit broad but I’d like to see a broad range of aircraft be built.
 
 
If 4 or 5 folks wanna do one sooner, I’d be willing to do it!  Just let me know, if not it’ll just wait until we get farther into the year to see when people can commit to it!

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:07 AM

Yeah, it would have to be end of the year for me, I'm into too many GB's right now!  Also, I know this has been mentioned, but does it have to be of aircraft that were actually in the Vietnam conflict, or just ones that were active during that time frame (e.g., Arab-Israeli war aircraft)?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:15 AM

Just recently completed a Mig killer  D Thud but have a G for Wild Weasel duty on deck so count me in.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:09 PM
If we started at the end of the year I would love to jump in. I have a few options in the stash, but I might just have to jump into that AC-47 I just picked up...

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:16 AM

So are you taking about anything that exsisted during the US conflict or just aircraft that participated in the war?

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