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Vietnam GB Chat

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Good morning Rich

Please count me in , I have something suitable in my stash for the First and Second Indochina War ..

 

Patrice

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9 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

Time to dust down all the Vietnam movies, there’s a few! Top 3? Apocalypse Now purely for the chopper scene we all know, did DI DI DI do did did did DI do..Full Metal Jacket and... can’t pick one. If anyone hasn’t yet seen the American made 10 part documentary that was released last year, its fantastic! The Vietnam war, 18 hours of fact Ken Burns and Lynn Novak, a must see.

Ken Burns has done some brilliant documentaries over the years.  I'll have to track that one down.  Thanks for the heads up.

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58 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

Time to dust down all the Vietnam movies, there’s a few! Top 3?  Apocalypse Now...   ...Full Metal Jacket and...

...The Odd Angry Shot?

Edited by Wez

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Just add me to the club...

 

Just a quick question: Would the Fairchild Au23A Peacemaker be eligible for this theme?

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6 hours ago, DAG058 said:

The Vietnam II GB was in 2015 if I recall correctly. Put me down for Vietnam III please.

yeah, for some reason I didn't enter the GB.....not sure why as it's a subject that does interest me.

 

It's sort of the reason why i've put it up again, it was a popular GB, and a really interesting one as well.

2 hours ago, franky boy said:

Hello Rich

 

Id be interested in this one. Please put me on the list.

 

My current thinking is a Thunderchief or a beaten up French Spitfire with a sharks mouth. 

 

Thanks

 

James

no worries, both are great choices, though I know there'll be a lots saying to build the Spitfire!!

1 hour ago, Valkyrie said:

Time to dust down all the Vietnam movies, there’s a few! Top 3? Apocalypse Now purely for the chopper scene we all know, did DI DI DI do did did did DI do..Full Metal Jacket and... can’t pick one. If anyone hasn’t yet seen the American made 10 part documentary that was released last year, its fantastic! The Vietnam war, 18 hours of fact Ken Burns and Lynn Novak, a must see.

...and don't forget Platoon, and Indochine, now that was an amazing movie!

1 hour ago, TEMPESTMK5 said:

Good morning Rich

Please count me in , I have something suitable in my stash for the First and Second Indochina War ..

 

Patrice

welcome to the list Patrice

21 minutes ago, Wez said:

...The Odd Angry Shot?

I had totally forgotten about that one!

10 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

Just add me to the club...

 

Just a quick question: Would the Fairchild Au23A Peacemaker be eligible for this theme?

You've got me on this one.....a quick look at Wiki is sort of yes & no......unless someone has a definitive answer then I'd say she's ok.

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Well that's what I've thought too... it was there pure as an evaluation, and was more grounded then active, on the box it says Vietnam service, but markings from the decals only say Thailand and 4400 special operations squadron 1972 (which was the year they returned home: On June 30, 1972, the 4400th SOS ferried the AU-23As to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, for storage.) thinking it is a bit much on the edge with regards to other subjects...

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Scanning through my Scalemates inventory, and it looks like I've also got an AH-1G & OV-1B (new acquisition from a friend) that come boxed w/ markings from Vietnam.  More options to tickle my fancy when the time comes.  I had actually forgotten about the Cobra.  😁

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Might as well add me to this.  I’ve got quite few for this.

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6 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

Apocalypse Now purely for the chopper scene we all know, did DI DI DI do did did did DI do..Full Metal Jacket and...

Don't forget Platoon, Hamburger Hill, and We Were Soldiers. Yes the last one is a Mel Gibson film. Though it is actually quite well made, about a pivotal moment in the war. 

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5 hours ago, Silenoz said:

Just a quick question: Would the Fairchild Au23A Peacemaker be eligible for this theme?

What about Air America operations didn't they operate the Peacemaker ? While I'm at it does this build cover Air America operations as well ? 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_America_(airline)

Edited by Corsairfoxfouruncle

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1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Don't forget Platoon, Hamburger Hill, and We Were Soldiers. Yes the last one is a Mel Gibson film. Though it is actually quite well made, about a pivotal moment in the war. 

Yes I really liked We Were Soldiers even though it's a Mel Gibson film, totally agree that Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket make the grade.

1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

What about Air America operations didn't they operate the Peacemaker ? While I'm at it does this build cover Air America operations as well ? 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_America_(airline)

I believe that Air America did indeed use the Peacemaker.

In my opinion Air America would certainly qualify for the GB as a lot of their operations were in direct support of the military even if not the US military, and lets not forget one of their UH-1's did shoot down a North Vietnamese AN-2.

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If the timing is right it’s the perfect excuse to build my first phantom. 😎

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2 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

What about Air America operations didn't they operate the Peacemaker ? While I'm at it does this build cover Air America operations as well ? 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_America_(airline)

 

I think you need a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo-Porter

http://www.roden.eu/HTML/440.htm

 

The PC-6 tested by the swedish army was later sold to Air America

http://www.pc-6.com/history/570.htm

http://pilatus-history-and-news.blogspot.com/2011/07/pilatuspc-6suedearmen.html

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43 minutes ago, Dansk said:

If the timing is right it’s the perfect excuse to build my first phantom. 😎

Always a popular choice, even better if it's your first one!

 

25 minutes ago, SAU said:

 

I think you need a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo-Porter

http://www.roden.eu/HTML/440.htm

 

The PC-6 tested by the swedish army was later sold to Air America

http://www.pc-6.com/history/570.htm

http://pilatus-history-and-news.blogspot.com/2011/07/pilatuspc-6suedearmen.html

Sounds like you just signed up for the GB ;) .

4 hours ago, moviedrone said:

I'm in for this, actually grabbed a cheap Huey Cobra earlier today so perfect timing.

I do love a Cobra, which kit did you get?

5 hours ago, Beazer said:

Might as well add me to this.  I’ve got quite few for this.

Welcome aboard.

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1 hour ago, SAU said:

I think you need a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo-Porter

I think the Fairchild was a license built copy of the Pilatus ? If so couldn't you just use the Fairchild kit to build the Pilatus. 

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1 hour ago, modelling minion said:

I do love a Cobra, which kit did you get?

 

Revell 1/72 AH-1G. Not sure how good it is but it was on sale.

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While there's a couple F-4 Phantoms and a Cessna O-1 Bird-dog in the stash that would do the job for this one I'm thinking to search out a something from the North side such as a MiG-17 or -21, An-2 or, if I can find out how it looked, the T-28 :hmmm:

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gezzz didn't this thread light up after I went to bed.....

 

Ok anything with Mel Gibson is crap, sorry......same goes with that other idiot Russel Crow......ok got that out of my system! :D

 

Welcome to the list everyone that just popped in, @SAU, not sure if you're in for the build or just providing info, just let me know if you want to go on the list.

 

Air America sounds like it's ok for the build, that'll be Craig's baby to look after.......Air America the movie is banned..... :rant: Mel Gibson!!

 

1 hour ago, Col. said:

While there's a couple F-4 Phantoms and a Cessna O-1 Bird-dog in the stash that would do the job for this one I'm thinking to search out a something from the North side such as a MiG-17 or -21, An-2 or, if I can find out how it looked, the T-28 :hmmm:

 

What happened to you, my faithful side kick??? I had to give the job of Co-host to my new star import @modelling minion, I manage him now! :fight: Though if things get too out of control I may have to sub you in as well.

 

Something from the north side would be good as I think this my turn out to be a Phantom fest!

 

9 hours ago, helios16v said:

Scanning through my Scalemates inventory, and it looks like I've also got an AH-1G & OV-1B (new acquisition from a friend) that come boxed w/ markings from Vietnam.  More options to tickle my fancy when the time comes.  I had actually forgotten about the Cobra.  😁

I'm thinking of a JOA-1A, Roden has a nice one in 1/48th and there's some nice AM stuff around for it as well!

 

Now I sooo have to fine a place that sells good coffee, am in Perth, slowly heading back to Sydney!

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9 minutes ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

Ah Vietnam II, I contributed an FAC Cessna O2, and an F-8J Crusader with home-based drooped slats.

 

For this I know I have an Academy F-4J Phantom Showtime 100.

All the other A6, A7, RA5C, A3 - well I'll have to check, but there is a TF9J Cougar that says Vietnam - I'm in.

 

gee you just snuck in as well, welcome to the list, some great choices, the Cougar would be nice, same with the Skywarrior

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1 hour ago, Col. said:

if I can find out how it looked, the T-28 :hmmm:

I think they had photo’s of the NVAF T-28B in the last asianairarms SIG newsletter. @asianairarms May actually have more knowledge on the subject. 

 

Dennis

 

EDIT: found it,

 

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/079017_6d4e128099d14adfb261554ab3b6ce2f.pdf

 

its a small black & white photo about 1/2 way thru the newsletter. Heres a profile that may be close ? Hope it helps. 

 

http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/a/875/55/0

 

Edited by Corsairfoxfouruncle

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The Ken Burns documentaries are sublime, very much like World at War for the interviews and footage. 

 

Put me down for the build as well please, I may be around depending on the job but I have one or 3 phantoms, crusaders and skyraiders!

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7 hours ago, trickyrich said:

What happened to you, my faithful side kick??? I had to give the job of Co-host to my new star import @modelling minion, I manage him now! :fight: Though if things get too out of control I may have to sub you in as well.

Something from the north side would be good as I think this my turn out to be a Phantom fest!

You'll have to excuse me but work is getting in the way :( What little spare hobby time I've had lately is getting sucked up trying to (unsuccessfully) juggle mod'ing three GBs and as a result I've not strayed further into the forum far less towards my own workbench. I think an enforced but unwilling break from the GBs is required for me.

7 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

I think they had photo’s of the NVAF T-28B in the last asianairarms SIG newsletter. @asianairarms May actually have more knowledge on the subject. 

Dennis

EDIT: found it,

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/079017_6d4e128099d14adfb261554ab3b6ce2f.pdf

its a small black & white photo about 1/2 way thru the newsletter. Heres a profile that may be close ? Hope it helps. 

http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/a/875/55/0

Thank you Dennis :thumbsup:

Edited by Col.

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Always welcome Col. I have tons of spare time to research so always happy to help. I just remembered seeing that photo in the newsletter, and i just had to find it. 

 

Dennis

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