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Rim of the Pacific - 2025@19


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In 2024 we have NATO GB covering Europe;  also the Asia GB covering...Asia, and the South of the Rio Grande covering Central and South America and the Caribbean. And a year or two back we had the Africa GB. 

 

So here's one that's broader than a single alliance, wider than a single geographic region, and, of course, faster than a speeding bullet.

 

Rim of the Pacific is for any subject from any country with a Pacific coast, from the end of WW2 to today. Military and non-military welcome.

 

The list of the 40+ countries blessed with a Pacific Coast is below. If you've ever swum in the beautiful blue Pacific you'll know why I say blessed (unless you did so in Alaska, I suppose). It covers the US, Canada, USSR/Russia, China, Japan, a good amount of South East Asia, several Central and South American nations, Australia, New Zealand, and of course every last little Pacific Island State.

 

For countries with a Pacific Coast and an Atlantic Coast (eg US, Canada, Mexico) or Pacific and Indian (like Australia), try to pick a squadron or unit or ship based in or operating in the Pacific. For example, get the Hasegawa "Pacific Squadrons" F-14, or build a Vladivostok-based Soviet Mig-25.

 

The countries:

East Asia

 Russian Federation/former USSR

 Japan

 North Korea

 South Korea

 People's Republic of China (incl Hong Kong & Macau)

 Taiwan (aka Republic of China)

Southeast Asia

 Vietnam

 Cambodia

 Thailand

 Malaysia

 Singapore

 Brunei

 Indonesia

 Philippines

 Timor-Leste

Oceania (Sovereign states)

 Australia

 Palau

 Federated States of Micronesia

 Papua New Guinea

 Solomon Islands

 Nauru

 Marshall Islands

 Vanuatu

 New Zealand

 Tuvalu

 Fiji

 Kiribati

 Tonga

 Samoa

 Niue

 Cook Islands

North America

 Canada

 United States (incl Northern Mariana, Guam, American Samoa)

 Mexico

Central America

 Guatemala

 El Salvador

 Honduras

 Nicaragua

 Costa Rica

 Panama

South America

 Colombia

 Ecuador

 Peru

 Chile

 

The signed up:

1. me

2. @Corsairfoxfouruncle

3. @zebra

4. @franky boy

5. @Chrisj2003

6. @trickyrich

7. @Grandboof

8. @ModelingEdmontonian

9. @John Masters

10. @helios16v

11. @Stefan Buysse

12. @Marklo

13. @Andres Alvarado

14. @bissyboat

15. @2996 Victor

16. @Jabba

17. @theplasticsurgeon

18. @Courageous

19. @Richard Humm

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This could be interesting, count me in. There are lots of places on the list that I've never done before and will get me scratching my head - all those Pacific island states for example - and I already have something in mind for PNG.

 

I think there are a few places missing from the list as well - eg French overseas territories (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna) - plus the Pitcairn Islands which of course is top of everyone's build list!

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3 hours ago, Bertie McBoatface said:

The Pacific was full of interesting stories before 1945 too. Samurai, Captain Cook to name two that immediately came to mind. 

This is true but if it starts after WW2 it doesn't become a de facto Pacific Campaign GB

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great idea, it does need to be post WWII, else size wise it could get out of control. But if someone was to propose a similar one that ends August45, then they would neatly bookshelf together!

 

But count me in, have quite a few eligible builds in the stash! 

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Considering I'm from the Pacific Northwest (US), it'd be rude not to.  :whistle:

 

Plenty of options, from Prowlers/Intruders that were home based at NASWI, to many options from WESTPAC deployed squadrons, some Aussie/Kiwi, and a few JASDF birds.  And the Vietnam War options....I'm in trouble.  :mental:

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On 11/20/2023 at 8:55 PM, Marklo said:

I’ll bite. I have a Corsair in the stash that would do just fine.

 

3 hours ago, Andres Alvarado said:

Hi @bianfuxia, please add my name to the list 

 

Cheers

 

 

On 11/20/2023 at 10:40 AM, Stefan Buysse said:

Hi,

 

Yes, I'd be interested in this one.

2025 is the 75th anniversary of the start of the Korean war which may not get enough interest, but a Korean war build could hitch a ride on this one.

 

Cheers, Stefan. 

 

On 11/18/2023 at 10:48 AM, helios16v said:

Considering I'm from the Pacific Northwest (US), it'd be rude not to.  :whistle:

 

Plenty of options, from Prowlers/Intruders that were home based at NASWI, to many options from WESTPAC deployed squadrons, some Aussie/Kiwi, and a few JASDF birds.  And the Vietnam War options....I'm in trouble.  :mental:

 

On 11/16/2023 at 1:16 AM, John Masters said:

Broad strokes!  I like it!  Count me in please.  

Welcome to you all!

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Well. The possibilities are endless here. Sign me up. My entry will be a floaty thing. Tamiya 1/700 JMSDF Defense Ship LST-4002 Shimokita. Waterline build with a lot of armour, helicopters, missile boats, hovercrafts. Tamiya 1/700 Shimokita 👍

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On 11/30/2023 at 11:14 AM, bissyboat said:

Well. The possibilities are endless here. Sign me up. My entry will be a floaty thing. Tamiya 1/700 JMSDF Defense Ship LST-4002 Shimokita. Waterline build with a lot of armour, helicopters, missile boats, hovercrafts. Tamiya 1/700 Shimokita 👍

Welcome - that's a great kit.

 

11 hours ago, 2996 Victor said:

Yes, please, sign me up as well!

 

Cheers, 

Mark

Welcome Mark!

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