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Vietnam era aircraft group build

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  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: Galloway,Ohio
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.

Bill B 2.0

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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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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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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  • From: New Jersey
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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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
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 07, 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!

Air Force vet (2006-2012)

PC gamer, rig specs: i7-7700K (overclocked), MSI GTX 1080 gpu, 16 gigs G.skill Trident Z ram, Phanteks case with purdy lights CoolCool

Recently completed: 1:16 Dragon figure (for now)

On the bench: 1:48 Academy F-4C Phantom II "Scat 27, Robin Olds' aircraft"

 

 

 

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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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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
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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  • From: South west, PA
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

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra, Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor, AMT Enterprise 1701A (shelf of Doom GB), Lindberg 1/64 He-111

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 06, 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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