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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:40 PM

Yes, Sigep_Ziggy, post your builds here.  Lot of pictures are good.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 18, 2019 3:03 AM

I'm in with a Monogram 1/48 scale A-4 Skyhawk.  I just started it this month, will post some pics of WIP ASAP.  I'm doing it as an adversary aircraft at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (aka Top Gun), the development of which was a direct result of air combat over Vietnam.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, November 18, 2019 6:34 AM
Thanks John

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, November 18, 2019 3:07 PM

Here's the boxart, the page from the instructions for the scheme I will be doing, and the decals for the Roden 1/72 C-123B.  Why don't I do it in camo instead, you ask?  Because the old girl looks so much more svelte in bare aluminum!

 

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 18, 2019 3:17 PM

As promised, WIP pics of the A-4 Skyhawk:

The ejection handles (in black and yellow) were all scratchbuilt:

 

The wings aree a bit of a pain.  Some of the holes were not all the way through, by design, in case you didn't want to install the hard points for holding various weapons (a good thing!) but others were, whether you need them or not!  On the Top Gun school version, nearly all the hard point pylons for weapons would be missing, as the A-4s at the school were stripped of most everything (except the centerline attachment point for the TACTS pod).  However, the holes for the hard point attachment for fuel drop tanks are already molded all the way through, even though they weren't used on the adversry aircraft, meaning you need to fill those holes.  Ugh!

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 18, 2019 4:41 PM
Nice work A_A. There looks to be some work in that kit. Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, November 18, 2019 7:15 PM

Armor_Aficionado

Look great so far, your paint scheme will be a Russian theme with Red Stars?

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 18, 2019 10:40 PM

jeaton01

Here's the boxart, the page from the instructions for the scheme I will be doing, and the decals for the Roden 1/72 C-123B.  Why don't I do it in camo instead, you ask?  Because the old girl looks so much more svelte in bare aluminum!

 

 

 

 

I was checking in to an airport La Quinta this summer while on a trip.

Behind the desk was a photomural, maybe 10 feet wide, of a C-123 taking off, from the end of the runway.

I complemented it, the desk guy asked if I knew what it was. I did, and told him so. He then asked if I was an airline Captain (their usual customer). 

God I hope I don't look 75.

So I ask,"what do most other people think?".

"A B-52"

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:48 AM
Yep, Ziggy, red stars and one of the multicolor WarPac schemes; so many to choose from, I don't know which yet.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:58 AM

Very cool, can't wait to see your paint job. I'm going with gray and white but I will find some PE and aftermarket decals.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:56 AM

Adversary/Aggressor airplanes are on the outer edge (tenuous at best) of the theme here.  Ones already initiated are given the blessing, but any other subjects not actually in or over Viet Nam in the 1965 to 1975 time period will result in mess hall duties specializing in cockroach eradication and grease trap cleaning for a week!

Don't make me go all Admiral here!  Well, in this case, General.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:05 PM

Actually I'll be also building a Hasegawa 1/72 F8-E for the Weekend Madness GB.

Whatever the markings are in the kit, therefore era.

I'll look at it later.

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Posted by Gregbbear on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:39 PM

- yat yas!

 

   

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:34 PM

That's a good story. The guy with the AK said it looked like WW1.

General LeJeaton,

I've got a shed full of aircraft from that time period.

Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 Beagle.

Hasegawa F-8E Crusader VF-162 "Hunters" USS Oriskany.

VF-162 USS Oriskany 1/540 Revell (on the ship)

That's in the pattern behind a couple of other bird farms.

Hasegawa 1/72 SR-71 

Bilek Mig-19

Italeri 1/72 B-26 Invader. The last operational aircraft with the Norden bombsite.

Williams Bros. 1/72 C-46

Italeri 1/72 C-47

 

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:24 AM

Ok, I guess you can put me down for an Italeri 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre...

The kit seems simple enough that even I could finish it in a few months :-P

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:17 AM

I started on the A-7 although I don't have any pics now. It's an older mold with raised panel lines and very sparse cockpit detail. I sprayed the interior color and will try to do something with the "ejection seat" and dress up the absolutely vacuous pit somewhat.

So basicly, nothing to see.

Steve

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:58 AM
I've started on the Dragonfly, but haven't made much progress. I'll get some pics posted once I get to a point where it's presentable.

On my bench: Hasegawa 1/32 Fw190-F8 crash diorama

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Posted by Gregbbear on Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:13 PM

GMorrrison, interesting list of possibilities.  Italeri, with their suspect color choices, is suggesting US medium green as the top color for my An-2.  Anyone have any experience with Soviet aircraft colors and have any suggestions?  I use enamels such as model master and humbrol.

I was at my storage unit looking for Christmas decorations and I found a 1/72 Monogram F-4J well along in the build process.  I will add a picture later for the moderator's consideration for possible inclusion here.  It would hopefully give me the motivation to get it across the finish line. 

Cheers, 

Greg

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:04 PM

John, 

Please count me in on this GB. I will let you know what I am going to build shortly.

I do already have a Viet Nam era C130 gunship that I've already completed which I would like to share...

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB) - DONE

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:57 PM
That looks fantastic Ben. Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:04 PM

Welcome, Ben, that's a nice looking AC-130.  Greg, I've got you down for the AN-2 and the F-4J.  Bill, I've got you down for a definite maybe on the whole air force.  Let me know!

This is going to be a fun group build with this many participants.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 22, 2019 10:11 AM

Here some pics of the pit Tongue Tied. I stole a seat from my F-4 (forgot I had that one too). No worrys F-4 fans, I ordered some Verlinden replacements.

I will replace the square board of a seat with the F-4 seat. I know it's not the proper seat but it's better than the OOB seat. Now just to come up with something to add a little intrest to the rest of the pit.

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 taxtp on Friday, November 22, 2019 5:32 PM
Nice work Steve

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, November 22, 2019 9:46 PM

It begins..

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:38 AM

Ben

Thank you for your service to our country.

I would love see more photos of your gunship, is that a that the C130 version of a 'Spookie'?

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:31 AM

Began construction. Kit looks much better inside the shrinkwrap ! Surprise

Lots of flash cleanup done. Tested fitted major components and not serious issues found other than the gun insert panel on the botton of the nose (not much detail gona be left in that area). Ejection seat assembled.

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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  • From: Texas
Posted by Gregbbear on Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:19 AM

John, thanks for adding me.  Glad to be here.  

Ben, sweet spectre!  I would love to build one, but I'm not sure where I would put it, or I should say where my wife would let me put it..... 

Steve, I think the resin seat will do the trick.  One of the benefits of building in 1/72, is that a good seat is all you need in most aircraft.  

Cbaltrin, good start on the Hun.  Are you going nmf or sea camo?

My hannant's order came in yesterday, so I'm cleaning up the resin, and then I am going to determine what's worth using.  Definitely the canopy, engine and wheels.  I should get some photos up tonight.  

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  It's actually beautiful weather here in Texas.  

Cheers, 

Greg

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:48 PM

Gregbbear

Cbaltrin, good start on the Hun.  Are you going nmf or sea camo?

My hannant's order came in yesterday, so I'm cleaning up the resin, and then I am 

Hi Gregbbear.  SEA Schema, Caracal decals...

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
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