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Close Air Support GB Feeler
Posted by lewbud on Monday, August 31, 2020 3:28 PM

Would there be interest in a CAS group build?  There hasn't been one of these for a while and was wondering if there would be some interest.  Range of aircraft goes from the kites of WWI to the jets of today.  Strategic bombers are out, unless you're building a current B-1 with the appropriate pods for precision guided munitions.  Fighter versions of aircraft aren't allowed, but load her up with bombs/and or rockets and she's good to go.  Dedicated attack aircraft definitely allowed.  Attack helos definitely allowed.  Gunships also.  A couple of lists to go by.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attack_aircraft

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_helicopter

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunship

If there's enough interest, figure a start date in January.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 31, 2020 3:31 PM

Like i need an excuse to build a Stuka.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 31, 2020 3:48 PM

In.  I have an a10 and the new zvezda hind in the stash

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, August 31, 2020 8:06 PM
I'm in. Just don't know with what

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, August 31, 2020 8:19 PM

Not much of a plane builder but I might have to give it a go for this GB.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench: 1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:45 AM
Aha in looking through the stash. The 48th Hasegawa Tiffie caught my eye. Can't get more CAS then that

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, September 3, 2020 7:24 AM

Never finished a group build on time yet, but it sounds good to me! :-P

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
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Posted by learmech64 on Thursday, September 3, 2020 8:06 AM

I'll give it a go. Been looking for an excuse to build that 1/32 Trumpeter A-10

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:41 AM

I've got several in the stash that qualify. The January start date sounds good.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:26 AM

1/72 Vautour.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, September 3, 2020 9:59 PM

This is looking up.  Bish and a Stuka, who would've guessed.Big Smile

John,

I've heard good things about the Zvezda Hind in 1/72.  Don't know about the other scales.

TJ,

Would the Tiffie be prop or jet?  Don't believe I've seen a modern Tiffie loaded with big things that go boom.

Keyserj,

Always good to step outside your comfort zone.

Cbaltrin,

I tend to have that problem too.  Even my own builds sometimes.

Learmech,

The big one, sounds like fun.

Mrmike,

Look forward to seeing what comes out of your stash.

G,

Israeli I take it?

This is looking promising.  Hopefully we'll get some more like minded souls on board.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, September 4, 2020 5:33 AM
Buddy. The original. Hawker Typhoon Ib

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, September 4, 2020 5:13 PM
I just picked up some A-10s last week and might have a few Apache helicopters if those are allowed.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 4, 2020 5:43 PM

TJ,

That will be cool.

Ed,

The Apaches are definitely allowed.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, September 4, 2020 6:23 PM

Sure, I have a couple 1/72 kits near the top that would fit the GB.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 4, 2020 6:24 PM

Buddy, I'd probably be in with an Hs-129.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, September 4, 2020 6:49 PM

Mopar Madness

Buddy, I'd probably be in with an Hs-129.

 

I almost said that.  I've got 3 Hasegawa in the stash. One is the B-3 with the 75mm

 

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Posted by armornut on Friday, September 4, 2020 6:51 PM

    Wish I had a frogfoot to throw in.....maybe I will aquire one during the terms of the GB.

    Not a comfirmation, just a maybe.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, September 4, 2020 8:14 PM

Im interested. Another excuse to bring down the stash cout.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 4, 2020 8:41 PM

TJ, You're not allowed to make one because yours will make mine look bad! Wink

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 4, 2020 10:55 PM

Robert,

Always happy to have another divine scale builder along.

Chad,

I have faith in you.

Armornut,

There's plenty of time to acquire one.

PJ,

I look forward to your build.

 

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:56 PM

Thanks lewbud. I think I will go with a 1/48 Revell F-84G that looks very nice in the box along with some VERY colorful am decals I have.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:41 PM

Mopar Madness

TJ, You're not allowed to make one because yours will make mine look bad! Wink

 

don't sell yourself short

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:48 PM

Looks like there is enough interest for this to be a go in January.  

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:13 PM

I would  be interested. I have a  Cobra, an A-10 and an Av-8A. One of those should work.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:03 PM

I haven't done a group build yet.  And I don't have any CAS in my stash......   Heck I'm in!!!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:23 PM

Lewbud,

Not sure how these group builds work.  Can two participants build the same aircraft type?  Just wondering, because the Su-25 has already been mentioned by Armornut, and I have one on its way from China that should be here in December.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:15 PM

Eaglecash867

Lewbud,

Not sure how these group builds work.  Can two participants build the same aircraft type?  Just wondering, because the Su-25 has already been mentioned by Armornut, and I have one on its way from China that should be here in December.

 

If I may answer that, it doesn't matter if several participants are working on a similar model.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:10 AM

Tomcat,

One or all of those would work. 

PhilliePhan,

You've got plenty of time to get something.

Eagle,

As plasticjunkie said it doesn't matter.  Build what you want as long as it falls within the parameters of the build.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:58 AM

Hey Lewbud, I would like to be a part of this as I'm new to the forums and have not yet participated in a GB. A question for you though. Being an Australian I would like to build the Boomerang. It was initially built as a stop gap fighter, but had no chance against Japanese fighters and was re-designated as a ground attack aircraft. Its not on the list and I'll have to do some research to see if it carried bombs. However, if this is not acceptable I'm happy to build a Stuka or some such.

True Blue

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