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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:20 PM

PM sent

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Posted by TankerEasy on Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:00 PM

That's odd, I replied, not sure why it didnt go through.  I'm affraid I dont know all the ins and outs of doing a GB, so yes I'd love some help!  I havent disappeared!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:42 AM

jeaton01
I'm thinking about setting up the first two posts myself.  What's the protocol there?  I realize that means I have to keep them up and I'm willing to do that, using Tankereasy's guidlines for the build.

i took over a GB years ago because the host fell off the face of the earth. I pertty much had to start a new thread transfer what had already been done and try to get the members to come over. I still haven't seen him to this day.

TE will be back, I don't know if he checks the site often or he's just too busy. One idea, once he returns, you can ask if y'all want to host it together and start an official thread.

It seems like a fun GB which I'm ready to go on, just nowhere to post the WIP.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, November 15, 2019 11:13 PM

I sent Tankereasy a PM the other day about getting the initial posts up and he hasn't replied.  Sounds like life is getting in the way. 

I'm thinking about setting up the first two posts myself.  What's the protocol there?  I realize that means I have to keep them up and I'm willing to do that, using Tankereasy's guidlines for the build. 

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:15 AM

TankerEasy

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

 

Tanker,  Don't we need a roster and start and end daes for this GB..?  Appologies if I m issed something (coffee is still brewing)...

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, November 8, 2019 11:50 AM
I'm in with Encore's 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly. It's Squadron's boxing of the Monogram kit with all kids of extra goodies in the box.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:18 AM

I'm in with the Roden 1/72 C-123.

 

A new post in Group Builds should be started for this group build, with the first two entries being the announcement that it is starting and the end date.  The participants should be listed there with their entries. 

The second post should be reserved for completed builds.

John

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Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:49 PM

I guess I'm in the same boat as you are. As I have a 1/48 F105D Thud that I'd like to build but probably won't get started until mid-January. I'll give you my official notice when I start.

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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 1/48 F-5F Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Monogram 1/48 A6M Zero; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator;

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

1/72 Hasegawa A-7A.

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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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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.

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

I guess we can start?

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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 5:30 PM

When did you decide to start this GB?

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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 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 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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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 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.

jmoran426

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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 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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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 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 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.

jmoran426

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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 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 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 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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