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The First Gulf War 30th Anniversary Build
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:12 PM

We are 30 years removed from the First Gulf War, and this is a group build to commemerate the beginning of combat operations by Coalition forces on January 17th, 1991.  

The subject can be any piece of military hardware or figure used by the Coalition forces or Iraqi military, in their 1991 configuration.  (Ex. if someone has a kit of the USS Missouri, it must reflect the ship's Gulf War setup, not WW2 or Korea)

I will use this Wiki page as a reference factor for entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gulf_War_military_equipment

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Combat was over within 6 weeks, but I think we can take a whole year for this one.  Without any further ado:

Rules

-Start Date: 1/1/2021

-End Date: 12/31/2021 

-Crossovers are allowed.

-Kit can be started, but only if progress is within the first couple steps of the instructions

-Kit can be OOB or stocked with AM, your choice.

-Build subject should be in a 1991 configuration, and markings should match Gulf War theater deployment.

-Progress photos are necessary.

Once I create it, the completion badge can be claimed after the last photo is posted.   

Completion Badges:

 

 

 

 

Robert

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:13 PM

Roster and Completed Builds:

Glamdring - 1/35 Takom T-55A

tempestjohnny - 1/72 Fujimi A-4KU

Jasper - 1/48 Tamiya F-16C block 25

lewbud - TBD

GreySnake - 1/35 Tamiya Challenger 1 Mk.3

Armor_Aficionado -1/35 Academy M-60A1 RISE 

Keyserj - 1/48 Tamiya M1A1

Keavdog - 1/48 Hasegawa A7 VA-72

Bish - 1/35th AFV Club M109A2

Oortiz10 - 1/48 Fujimi Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra

 

Modelcrazy - 1/72 Revell M1A1 (HA)

Justinryan215 - 1/48 Revell F-15C

Pawel - 120mm scale Verlinden US Marines Desert Storm

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

68GT - 1/72 Italeri F-4G

Tomcat - 1/48 Testors/Italeri F-117A Stealth Fighter

                 1/35 MRC AH1W Super Cobra

Whitey -  1/48 AMTS-3A built as an S-3B

DantheMan85 -  #1 1/48 Tamiya F-117 Nighthawk

                          #2  1/48 Hasegawa F-15C Eagle

JBRaider -  1/72 Hasegawa Jaguar

Robert

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 6, 2020 5:54 PM

I'm in. 1/72 Fujimi A-4KU the one that said FREE KUWAIT

 

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Posted by Jasper on Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:38 PM

I'd like to join in on this. I was a reservist, mobilized for Desert Storm, hard to believe it's been almost 30 years. I don't have a subject chosen yet, I'd need to go through my stockpile to see what I have, but I think I might prefer something that I drove (which wasn't much). I'll do some research to see what's out there.

 

tempestjohnny - that's a nice, iconic choice!

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:15 PM

Johnny - Got you down and welcome!

Jasper - Thank you for your service, welcome aboard, and I look forward to your choice!

Robert

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 7, 2020 11:17 AM

I'm in, but with what I have no idea.

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

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
Put me down for a Tamiya 1/35 Challenger 1 Mk.3. Planning on placing the order for the kit next week along with PE to replace the horrible mesh included in the kit, different decals and a couple resin figures.

 
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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 7, 2020 3:13 PM

Got you both down, GreySnake and Lewbud.  Welcome!

Robert

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, December 14, 2020 2:07 AM

I'm in, with a 1/35 scale M-60A1 RISE from Academy.

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 14, 2020 7:34 PM

Excellent!  Welcome Armor Aficionado!

Robert

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Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:18 PM

I made an error at the local hobby shop today and bought the Tamiya 1/48 m1a2 abrams variant instead of the m1a1 used in Desert Storm. Based on my research though, I could pretty easily convert it to an m1a1 for the group build if that is ok with you Glamdring.

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

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/35 Tamiya m113

                     

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:03 PM

I'm in with a 1/48 hasegawa A7 VA-72

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, December 19, 2020 8:57 PM

Keyserj - If you can make a go of retrofitting it, that's cool with me!  I'll mark it down as an A1.

keavdog  - Glad you joined, I have you down!

Welcome to you both!

Robert

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:42 PM

This link is a good source to find out if your build was involved in Desert Storm.

https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/menu.html

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 20, 2020 9:46 PM

That's a good reminder, I added a web link to the rules of acceptable vehicles.  

Robert

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Posted by Jasper on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:42 PM

Glamdring

Jasper - Thank you for your service, welcome aboard, and I look forward to your choice!

 

 
Thank you Glamdring!
 
I couldn't finding an interesting kit of anything I drove, so I'll go with something that was most certainly a lot more fun to "drive" than anything I touched.
 
Tamiya 1/48 F-16C block 25.
 
I'm looking forward to everyone's progress!
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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:19 PM

Jasper
Thank you Glamdring!
 
I couldn't finding an interesting kit of anything I drove, so I'll go with something that was most certainly a lot more fun to "drive" than anything I touched.
 
Tamiya 1/48 F-16C block 25.
 
I'm looking forward to everyone's progress!
 

Sounds good!  I have you down.

Robert

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:24 AM

Did a cursory look through the kit and decal stashes to see what's on hand for this build.  Right now, providing I stick to my New Year's resolution of not buying any new kits so I can reduce the stash (hey, it's the thought that counts) I can do the following a USMC OV-10D, an A-6E TRAM, AV-8B Harrier, A-10A, F-14A, and an Italian F-104 that participated in the Kuwait campaign. If I decide to add to the decal stash, then a F-16 and some RAF ac could be added,

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:17 AM

I'm in with the AFV Club 1/35th M109A2, still got to get the kit yet, and i will squeeze it in some how next year.

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, December 25, 2020 8:09 PM

Got you down, Bish!  Looking forward to it.

Robert

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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:47 PM

Hey gang, I think I'll get in on this one. I don't have a subject yet, but since crossovers are allowed, I'm going to see if I have something in the stash that will kill two birds at the same time. I'll let y'all know as soon as I have a subject.

Cheers!

-O

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:06 AM

I have a lot going on but put me down for TBD. I have a few things that might fit.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 28, 2020 1:44 PM

Actually, I have a 1/72 Revell M1A1 (HA) that I think was there. The armor guys would have to concur because I have no clue.

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 Justinryan215 on Monday, December 28, 2020 4:04 PM

I think I am gonna jump in on this one too!  Either with Revell's 1/48 F15C, 1/48th A10, or their 1/48th A6 Intruder....

 

Justin

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, December 28, 2020 4:24 PM

modelcrazy

Actually, I have a 1/72 Revell M1A1 (HA) that I think was there. The armor guys would have to concur because I have no clue.

 

Did a quick search and they did serve there.

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

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/35 Tamiya m113

                     

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 28, 2020 5:54 PM

Keyserj

 

 
modelcrazy

Actually, I have a 1/72 Revell M1A1 (HA) that I think was there. The armor guys would have to concur because I have no clue.

 

 

 

Did a quick search and they did serve there.

 

 

Yes

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 Pawel on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:51 AM

Hello!

Robert invited me here (thanks a lot!) and I thught - nice, I'm starting it anyway, and I can always use some additional info, so here I go:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

It's 120mm scale Verlinden resin kit 631.

There's also a dedicated WIP thread for it:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/5/p/187241/2144576.aspx#2144576

I've already managed to paint the face:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm by Pawel

Now I'm looking for references on the cover - what's the correct name for the cap the captain is wearing? What color would the underside of the visor be?

Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:27 PM

Not a lot going on in this group build, eh?

Robert didn't even add me to the roster :-(

Now in the meantime I found out Verlinden got it very wrong in adding the captain bars to the cover - Marines don't do that. And the EGA (Eagle, Globe & Anchor) is wrong either - it should be "iron on" instead of a metal pin on - so I shaved it off, too. More details in the build thread, here's the painted cover:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

So here's how the Captain looks like at the moment:

Verlinden 120mm (1/16) USMC Marine during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait 631

I think I will now try my hand on the "chocolate chip" on the trousers, let's se how this turns out. Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:29 PM

Kick off is tomorrow already!

Sorry I have been letting this stew for a few days, a bad cold and other GB deadlines have been occupying my time.  What a way to spend a week of vacation.

I have the roster updated, if I missed anything, let me know.

Robert

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 31, 2020 10:35 PM

Excelent Glamdring!

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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