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Mars Class Supply Ship AFS-1
Posted by Gyred on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:55 PM
Hey all, I am looking to build a Mars Class Supply ship much like the one my father served on in Vietnam. He specifically served on the USS Niagara Falls AFS-3, but any in that class will do. Any ideas on where to find a kit?
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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:04 PM
I'm building the San Jose AFS-7 using the Iron ShipWrights 1/350 waterline kit. I'll be posting next week.
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Posted by Puma on Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:45 AM

That is the only Mars class that I know of in any scale.  

The Falls was my home in the late '70s so it was hard to watch the footage of her being sunk as a Rimpac target in July 2012.

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:08 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:09 PM

working on this build.

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Posted by seasick on Friday, May 02, 2014 12:45 AM

AFS = Attack Food Ship. Wink

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:08 AM
I'll have a small update today.
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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:49 PM

have head on straight. post a small update tomorrow.

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Posted by seasick on Sunday, November 30, 2014 9:53 PM

Here is the USS Mars kit

Moderator if this is a violation i'll take it down.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, February 02, 2015 10:06 PM
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/raider-hall012/001_1.jpg
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 11:11 PM

seasick

AFS = Attack Food Ship. Wink

In case there are those who failed to see the [sarcasm] pennant . . .

A = Auxiliary (e.g. non-combatant) vessel

F = reFrigerated cargo (also known as "Reefer")

S = Stores e.g. expendable supplies that are not fuel or ammunition

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Posted by seasick on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 11:19 PM

All the AFS are gone now. The Lewis and Clark class in the auxiliary force have taken their place. No models of them yet. Sad

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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:48 PM
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/raider-hall027/100_4684.jpg
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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, July 20, 2015 9:29 AM

Coming along nicely Mardis.

EJ

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Posted by raider-hall on Saturday, July 25, 2015 9:53 PM
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/raider-hall028/100_4700.jpg Almost done. Just needs a few more things then on to the next Tonkin Gulf build.
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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:30 PM
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Posted by raider-hall on Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:39 PM
should be done tonight.
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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:34 AM

She is done. Post photos this weekend.

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:42 PM

raider-hall - do you have any photos or data on the UH-46's that were operating from Mars or the Falls duriing Vietnam? What squadrons were that? I would like to build one of those helos in 1/72 someday. The Ship looks very nice, those railings are especially impressive. Thanks for sharing 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 GMorrison on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:48 PM

Good looking model, sir.

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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:03 PM
Thank You!
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Posted by raider-hall on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:04 PM

I will look that up for you this weekend.

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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, August 28, 2015 4:02 PM
Sorry wasn't able find that squadron. But I found video on you tube about replenishing. Just type in u.s navy replenishing at sea.
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Posted by raider-hall on Friday, August 28, 2015 4:03 PM

Added some flags and crew members. Post this weekend.

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:35 PM

raider-hall, GMorrison - thanks a lot for your help. I found one interesting video on Youtube today, most of them show SH-60's unfortunately. GMorrison - was the White Plains serving in Vietnam? Have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: san francisco,ca
Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:13 AM

Pawel

raider-hall, GMorrison - thanks a lot for your help. I found one interesting video on Youtube today, most of them show SH-60's unfortunately. GMorrison - was the White Plains serving in Vietnam? Have a nice day

Paweł

 

Your Welcome.

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Posted by raider-hall on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:15 AM

Posting the finished photos tonight.  We'll not so finished until I put her in water.

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 08, 2018 1:24 PM

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Posted by raider-hall on Monday, January 08, 2018 1:26 PM
Put her in the water later. Have a CVA next to her.

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