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Excellent! I also have this kit and one will be given away as a raffle prize for this GB. I am excited to see what you do with it. Looks like a very decent kit.

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I will be starting with the Encore/Squadron A-37B Dragonfly. Just got it in the mail yesterday:

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Scheme I plan to go with:

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In with Dragon's 1/35 M48A3 Mod. B Patton tank. I will be adding Legends Productions mantlet cover and searchlight set along with their Vietnam #2 stowage set. Also adding Friulmodel tracks, Voyager PE and aluminum barrel sets, wheels from BitsKrieg, figures from Alpine(maybe) and a drive sprocket and rear panel correction set from DefModel. I will be using the markings from the vehicle pictured on the box art, "Wild One 4" for this build. I found this photo online and I had to build it. Plus....I LIKE TEETH. :fight:

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I am starting off with an A-7A of VA-93 on the Midway. The Fujimi 1/72 kit, with

Microscale decals. If I get time my second build will be a 1/72 F-4J of VF-142 Ghost Riders.

I may use an older 1/72 Revell F-4J but if not I will substitute a Monogram

or Fujimi one.---John

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I am starting off with an A-7A of VA-93 on the Midway. The Fujimi 1/72 kit, with

Microscale decals. If I get time my second build will be a 1/72 F-4J of VF-142 Ghost Riders.

I may use an older 1/72 Revell F-4J but if not I will substitute a Monogram

or Fujimi one.---John

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John

I will see your VA-93 off the USS MIDWAY with VA-56 (A-7A) and raise you a VF-151 (F-4B). all we need now is for someone to build aircraft from VFP-63, VAW-115, VAQ-130, HC-1, VA-115 and VF-161 and we will have CVW-5 covered for the 1972-1973 WestPac. Who's in with us?

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I'd be really interested in seeing coverage of an entire air wing for a specific cruise. I'd recommend someone with big ambitions tackle CVW-9's famous 1971-72 cruise in 1/32! Probably rare (especially so in 1/32) is that nearly all the "main" squadrons are covered in decal form for this specific cruise:

VF-92 - Fox One

VF-96 - Tamiya & Yellowhammer

VA-146 - Victory

VA-147 - Victory

VA-165 - AOA

In any case, I look forward to seeing all the Vietnam build (land and sea too)

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Once my thumb has healed up enough that it doesn't hurt when I breathe on it (hopefully less than 2 weeks), I'll be in with:

1 - RF-4C of 12 TRS "Carolina Kangaroo" flown by Sqn Ldr A. R. Reed of the RAAF, and

2 - F-4D of 497 TFS in SEA with black undersides.

If time permits, I'll also get a third one in, probably an F-4B of VMFA-542, or possibly even an RAAF Canberra.

I will see your VA-93 off the USS MIDWAY with VA-56 (A-7A) and raise you a VF-151 (F-4B). all we need now is for someone to build aircraft from VFP-63, VAW-115, VAQ-130, HC-1, VA-115 and VF-161 and we will have CVW-5 covered for the 1972-1973 WestPac. Who's in with us?

Well, I have two sets for VF-161 Phantoms, but both are post-Vietnam (one F-4S in lowviz, and one F-4S in high viz with the all-black spine). What were they flying then? Could the black-spine Sierra decals be adapted for whatever they were flying in 72-73? (if they even were flying F-4s).

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Once my thumb has healed up enough that it doesn't hurt when I breathe on it (hopefully less than 2 weeks), I'll be in with:

1 - RF-4C of 12 TRS "Carolina Kangaroo" flown by Sqn Ldr A. R. Reed of the RAAF, and

2 - F-4D of 497 TFS in SEA with black undersides.

If time permits, I'll also get a third one in, probably an F-4B of VMFA-542, or possibly even an RAAF Canberra.

Well, I have two sets for VF-161 Phantoms, but both are post-Vietnam (one F-4S in lowviz, and one F-4S in high viz with the all-black spine). What were they flying then? Could the black-spine Sierra decals be adapted for whatever they were flying in 72-73? (if they even were flying F-4s).

Litvyak

They were flying the F-4B as well. I see a possible future Group Build in this! In fact I have been gathering decals to recreate the CVW-5 as it was when I was with VFA-151 back in 1988-1990.

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Plan is

1st Special Hobby 1:72 AH-1G Cobra 'Thor's Hammer'

2nd Pink Team in action diorama

Special Hobby 1:72 AH-1G Cobra + Italeri 1:72 OH-6A 1 of 9th Cav

I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish the dio by the deadline, but I'll try to at least finish both helicopters

3rd Fujimi 1:72 A-6A Intruder (VMA(AW)-225 Vikings); modified from A-6E boxing

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I'd be really interested in seeing coverage of an entire air wing for a specific cruise. I'd recommend someone with big ambitions tackle CVW-9's famous 1971-72 cruise in 1/32! Probably rare (especially so in 1/32) is that nearly all the "main" squadrons are covered in decal form for this specific cruise:

VF-92 - Fox One

VF-96 - Tamiya & Yellowhammer

VA-146 - Victory

VA-147 - Victory

VA-165 - AOA

In any case, I look forward to seeing all the Vietnam build (land and sea too)

This is actually a long term project of mine, in 1/72. I have a RA-5C built, and might build a VF-96 F-4J and a VA-146 A-7E for this GB, using Wolfpak decals.

I don't have everything for the air wing yet, but I do know where to find most things, even though some are quite rare now.

VF-92; Fox One

VF-96; Wolfpak

VA-146; Wolfpak

VA-147; ?

VA-165; Fujimi kit

RVAH-11; Superscale

VAQ-130; Hasegawa kit

VAW-116; Fujimi kit

HC-1; ?

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As soon as I have finished my current build (it only needs decals, weapons and a final coat) I will start with Academys F-8E Crusader in 1:72.

HAJO

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I'm in with this:

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Looking forward to getting started and seeing what everybody does!

:cheers:

Justin

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No! we're there!! I've overslept! I thought You were going to wake me up for this one ;)/>

In the months, while awaiting for this GB to start, I've devised a terryfyingly terrific plan :)/> muaaahahahaa!

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Now I just have to figure out how am I going to build all of this in 6 months.

Good luck folks! :cheers:/> This is going to be great! :D/>

Edit: I did get a brand new tube of putty for this.

Edited by Thadeus

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The mayhem starts today... (had my granddaughter over for a sleepover last night so building was out of the question..)

Here's what I'm going to start my contribution to the GB with:

1/72 UH-1D slick, Italeri boxing (most likely the Esci version, by the looks of it). Should be an easy build, as I've built quite a few over the years...

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I will only be airbrushing the outside, he inside will be brushpainted.

The other pics show what I'm going to be building after I've finished the Huey.

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I do need to exhcange the "Bigfoot" truck for the normal 5 ton truck, to be used in an M113 guntruck conversion.

The C-47 will be in "the Voice" livery (French Air Force, somewhere in the early 50's)

That's all for now folks, I'm off to the bench.

Harald

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The C-47 will be in "the Voice" livery (French Air Force, somewhere in the early 50's)

Yeeessss! :D

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No! we're there!! I've overslept! I thought You were going to wake me up for this one ;)/>/>

In the months, while awaiting for this GB to start, I've devised a terryfyingly terrific plan :)/>/> muaaahahahaa!

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Now I just have to figure out how am I going to build all of this in 6 months.

Good luck folks! :cheers:/>/> This is going to be great! :D/>/>

Edit: I did get a brand new tube of putty for this.

Good to see my MiG-21 won't be fighting alone.

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I'm going to start things off with an old Monogram M48A2. I picked this up on clearance for $9 and remember building this kit around 1978 or 79 so this is just kind of a fun build.

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I've had this in the stash for several years looking for an excuse to build it, I think this may provide the proper motivation.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in with an FAC. This is the old Model USA Bird Dog. Got 3 of them a long time back, but never had the motivation to get going. This seems a perfect incentive. Hopefully it's enough time. I can see lots of scratch building to update it.

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Regards

Triet

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