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Posted by Daddyman on Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:08 PM

If it starts at the end of this year or at the first of next year, I'd be in with an OV-10 with my Uncle's tail number. Be a good way to force me to start it.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Friday, February 22, 2019 4:50 AM

As of now this will start probably in december time frame, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 are welcomed, and any aircraft, from any country used in Vietnam from 65 to 75.  As the year moves along we'll figure out an exact date to kick it off!  glad to see interest in it!

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, February 22, 2019 8:54 AM

Appreciate your probable inclusion of 1/32's.  Opens up a couple of ideas.

End of year works well...if I can remember, lol

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, April 22, 2019 11:26 AM

stikpusher

”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. 

 

You know I was just thinking that this could lead to other GBs like the 80s, 70s, 90s..etc.  One could build any subject from the 1980s for example.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 22, 2019 11:54 AM

We did have an 80s GB here a few years back, but nothing similar for other decades that I remember...

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, April 22, 2019 5:08 PM

Well I have plenty in the stash, Navy and AF Phantoms, helos, A-4s, Thud. Count me in for this one. 

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:43 PM

I'd be down for going Downtown. While I will probably stick to my preferred area of operations (1/72 fighters), the big multi-engine birds take up a lot of real estate for those of us with limited space, allowing 1/144 would open up some possibilities.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:42 AM

Hey guys, just a little update, the GB will start November 1st and will run through May 1st of 2020, as stated previously this can be any fix winged aircraft flown in Vietnam during the period of 1965 through 1975 (which would encompass the F-111), also it can be any scale from 1-144 through 1/32. Ill post reminders as we get closer to November!

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Air Force vet (2006-2012)

Recently completed: Italeria 1:72 C-130H/E with 165th Airlift Wing decals (Georgia Air National Guard)

On the bench: 1/16 Dragon MG42 machine gunner figure, 1/48 Tamiya V1 (down to paint)

 

 

 

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:47 PM

I'm interested as well. I'll have to check the stash to see what I have.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:54 PM

I wonder if Caracal will release their planned 1/48 F-111A sheet by the start date?  I would love to do a Combat Lancer bird.  I have the infamous Hobby Boss kit, but having the decals would be enough incentive to start it.

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:17 PM

Count me in. I have a couple...UH-1 Huey, B-57 Canberra, A Thud or 2, An Aardvark, A-6 Intruder and Phantom or 2.

Mark aka Tomcat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:51 PM

Yeah, I might be able to do something, I have several jets that would work. Put me down for TBD and I'll see if I can get something done. The way I'm going though it'll be 10 years before I get to it.

BTW, I never care how many join my GB's. If one or two are intrested than it's a go. Usually a few more join as it goes on. My GB's are somewhat diffrent than most so I usually don't get very many participants anyway.

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Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:22 AM

I'd like to be in with a Roden 1/72 C-123K that I'll modify into a ROCAF 34th Squadron "Black Bat" special operations bird, one of four that flew in Vietnam. Not sure I can finish it in only 6 months though.

Cheers,

Russ

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:37 AM

I’m in with something too .. have two GB’s now it gives me time to  decide .

  .Nick

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Posted by jmoran426 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 12:11 PM
When you said "any fixed wing aircraft" did you intend to rule out helicopters? I hope not, since Vietnam was a "chopper" war.

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Posted by Striker8241 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:42 PM

Sorry but I need to change the plane I'll be building. Instead of the C-123K, I'll build the F-105F Combat Martin in 1/72.

Cheers,

Russ

 

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Posted by TankerEasy on Monday, August 26, 2019 5:22 AM

yes, keeping it fixed wing only, I understand it was heavily reliant on choppers, but there was still a huge role played by fixed wing aircraft Wink

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Air Force vet (2006-2012)

Recently completed: Italeria 1:72 C-130H/E with 165th Airlift Wing decals (Georgia Air National Guard)

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, August 26, 2019 5:33 AM

I would like to join this GB, but as I am moving to Europe it will be at least 4-6 months before I could start my build.

   

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Posted by jmoran426 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:29 AM
I'll be in. I have numerous 1/48: AT-37B, T-28A, OV-10, O-2, F-4D, A-1E, Pilatus Turbo Porter. Also have 1/72 AC-119, AC-130, and C-123. Don't know which will be done yet, but plenty to choose from.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:01 PM

jmoran426
I'll be in. I have numerous 1/48: AT-37B, T-28A, OV-10, O-2, F-4D, A-1E, Pilatus Turbo Porter. Also have 1/72 AC-119, AC-130, and C-123. Don't know which will be done yet, but plenty to choose from.
 

I'd do that C-123!  I'm leaning towards doing an O-1 bird dog, figured that be an unusual build.

 

Also little reminder for everyone, We'll kick this off November 1st!  Again its any fixed wing aircraft flown during Vietnam from the period of 1965 through 1975, that means it doesnt have to be an American aircraft for those that want to build a Mig!  also its any scale from 1/144 through 1/32!

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Air Force vet (2006-2012)

Recently completed: Italeria 1:72 C-130H/E with 165th Airlift Wing decals (Georgia Air National Guard)

On the bench: 1/16 Dragon MG42 machine gunner figure, 1/48 Tamiya V1 (down to paint)

 

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:38 AM

TankerEasy

Hey guys, just a little update, the GB will start November 1st and will run through May 1st of 2020, as stated previously this can be any fix winged aircraft...

 

 
Well darn, i guess my Revell 1/72 HH-3 jolly green giant will have to stay on the shelf of doomCrying
 
But, I'm still up for trying this GB.. although, my success rate at GB's is dismal.. they do motivate me to get some stuff done...  
 
Not sure how I'll feel about it on Nov 1st, but  I am thinking a skyraider or F-100D/F... I'm sure I'll change my mind... love phantoms...

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Posted by Gregbbear on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:17 PM

November is already here.  The year has flown by.  I have been trying to straighten out my long dormant photobucket account in preparation for this GB.  I have a few things I need to finish up, and then I will start with a build for here.  I have some pretty unique subjects lined up, and I am looking forward to starting on them.  

Cheers, 

Greg

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:30 PM

When did you decide to start this GB?

Steve

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, November 4, 2019 6:39 PM

He said November 1st a few posts ago.

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 7:38 PM

I guess we can start?

Steve

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:37 PM

Looks like the host is MIA. Not sure on the status of this GB.

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  • Monogram F-14A
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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:52 PM

Well that's too bad. I have a nice A-7A all ready to go.

I may just build it outside the GB anyway.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by TankerEasy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:07 PM

HHEEYYYYYYY! sorry guys, unfortunately these past couple weeks leading up to November have been really busy for me plus I’ve had family visiting so I've been a bit distracted but I’m here, so let’s get this going! 

 

Yes November 1st is the official start date, and this will run through May 1st of next year! 

 

remember this is all FIXED wing aircraft (any scale from 1/144 through 1/32) that flew during the Vietnam war from anytime between 1965 through 1975, also they can be from any nation, doesn’t have to just been American aircraft for those that want to build a Mig which I think would be super cool!  I sadly won’t be able to start my build for this until probably mid January, but hey that’s why this is gonna run for several months! 

 

Sorry for the delayed response but let’s get the ball rolling!  Post updates in here, and thanks again to those that are gonna participate.  I ask for those that are going to be part of the GB, please make an initial post of what your build will be! 

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Air Force vet (2006-2012)

Recently completed: Italeria 1:72 C-130H/E with 165th Airlift Wing decals (Georgia Air National Guard)

On the bench: 1/16 Dragon MG42 machine gunner figure, 1/48 Tamiya V1 (down to paint)

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:37 PM

1/72 Hasegawa A-7A.

Steve

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:12 PM

My first contribution to this build. Coming in 2020 (probably)...

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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