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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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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.

 

 

On Ed's bench, ???

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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 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 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 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?

On Ed's bench, ???

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

I think I can easily participate when its time comes. 

Ben

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 Friday, February 08, 2019 10:37 AM

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

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 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.

 

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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