Potential GB - Conflict: Vietnam

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Poll: Conflict: Vietnam GB

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Total number of voters: 16 ( arrowtrader, Craig Sargent, 1/35th Battalion, Jason, KitModellerNZ ) See more
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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #1 by Andrew
Potential GB - Conflict: Vietnam was created by Andrew
I've been thinking of suggesting this for a while now, I think I even mentioned it when sharing an album on FB to the Kiwimodeller page.

Most of the current suggestions for the next GBs are wings and wheels (Heavy Bombers + RAF Bomber Command 80th Ann. + Road Cars)

How about a 'Conflict: Vietnam' GB? This opens it up to Armour, Ships/Boats and Aircraft/Helicopters

Open to scale. Basically any Vehicle/weapon/aircraft/vessel directly involved in the conflict from 1955, until the fall of Saigon in 1975

Thinking of a start date of 1st November 2016 and finishing 30th April 2017

Discuss :woohoo:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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4 years 1 month ago #2 by grover
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4 years 1 month ago #3 by IAN
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Yep I'd join...

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4 years 1 month ago #4 by grunzter
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yeh baby ! :)

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4 years 1 month ago #5 by CyNaKyL
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I'll be in (whether or not I finish is another story), I have the academy 1/48 F-4C I can build for it.

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People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....

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4 years 1 month ago #6 by Powder
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I think I could make this one without too many problems - I might even put it on a base with some little men around it:

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4 years 1 month ago #7 by KerryM
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I'm keen but would like a longer timeframe - 12 months at least please. My builds go real slow due to everything else that gets in the way

I have a Tamiya M113 ACAV with interior and exterior PE and several stowage kits I'd have a go at for this

On the workbench:

One hell of a mess

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4 years 1 month ago #8 by Andrew
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Current time frame gives a few days short of 6 months.

Happy to push it out to 12 months B)

I'm leaning towards building one of these





I had one in the mid 90s, started it, but mucked it up :blush: Would like to have another go :woohoo:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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4 years 1 month ago #9 by johnsnz
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Hi,
Would you consider opening the eligibility date up to include the First Indochina war??

So the dates would be 1946-1975. The benifit of that apart from acutely capturing that Vietnam was at war for 29 years, is the inclusion of the French and all of the equipment they used.

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4 years 1 month ago #10 by Powder
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johnsnz wrote: Hi,
Would you consider opening the eligibility date up to include the First Indochina war??

So the dates would be 1946-1975. The benifit of that apart from acutely capturing that Vietnam was at war for 29 years, is the inclusion of the French and all of the equipment they used.

Cheers
John


Some clever fellow has put together a list of the aircraft involved here:
www.hedgehoghollow.com/awoic/review_index.html

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4 years 1 month ago #11 by Andrew
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johnsnz wrote: Hi,
Would you consider opening the eligibility date up to include the First Indochina war??

So the dates would be 1946-1975. The benifit of that apart from acutely capturing that Vietnam was at war for 29 years, is the inclusion of the French and all of the equipment they used.

Cheers
John


Yes, happy to include Indochina. I contemplated that when posting the OP B)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 1 month ago #12 by IAN
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I think that's an excellent idea, opens the build up to M8 SP Howitzer's & M2 & Greyhound Scout cars, M24 Chaffee's and Shermans, the French used all of these, not to mention Dakota's, Ju52's C-119's Spit IX's and even Mosquito's aswell as the more well known Grumman Bearcat .

This could/will be very diverse.

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4 years 1 month ago #13 by johnsnz
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Glad folk think it's a good idea.

I quite like Vietnam as a country I used to travel up there with work quite a bit. The French influence is very apparent in the buildings culture and food.. Plus there are quite a few French era pill boxes at some if the major intersections in HCMC.

Ian I was thinking of a Bearcat or Hellcat...although one of the DBP M-24 Chaffees also appeals...

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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #14 by IAN
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If you go for the Chaffee, I have an old Bison Decals sheet you're more than welcome to. I've got a 1:48 F-105, and an F-5A/C that would fit right in, just off the top of my head, but there's so many more in the stash.

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4 years 1 month ago #15 by Andrew
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Please guys if you are interested in participating in this as a GB, post your vote at the top of the thread. This helps the admin team calculate the interest, and whether we have the required number (10 participants) to get the green light B)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 1 month ago #16 by KitModellerNZ
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I am rather fond of the USAF SEA camo scheme from the Vietnam war and as I intend to build another 1/32 F-4 at some stage, this could be the perfect opportunity :)

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4 years 1 month ago #17 by Andrew
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Giving this a bump, we have 8 interested. Just need 2 more for the green light :)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 1 month ago #18 by Xtr3meNZer
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I'm going to see how things are going later in the year for this one. I may enter yet.. have a Huey in the stash (well two)... but have so many others to build currently.. Will see.

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4 years 1 month ago #19 by grunzter
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Guessing mine will be a Aussie 1/35 Armour build.
It will include one or a combination of the following a M113A1 FSV and a Centurion Mk5... or something along that line...

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4 years 1 month ago #20 by Daneby
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Do we have a confirmed start date as I might need to build my Skyraider for this.

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4 years 1 month ago #21 by Andrew
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Still one short for this :ohmy:

KitmodellerNZ or Daneby hit that vote button ;)

1st November 2016 is confimed as the start date.

Final dates and details can be sorted out once we have the required numbers

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 1 month ago #22 by Flying_Kiwi
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i'll move the Huey from the heli GB (decided to do the cobra instead) to this one!!

oh yeah.



Most pilots last words are "Watch this"


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4 years 1 month ago #23 by Nth-Shore Modlr
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Yes,yes i'm in...I love the smell of super-glue in the morning......its the smell of ......modelling.. :evil:

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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #24 by IAN
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Ok seems like the numbers are just about there so I'll stick my hat-in-the-ring as a Moderator... anyone else want to join me ??

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4 years 1 month ago #25 by johnsnz
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Yep I can help out.

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4 years 1 month ago - 4 years 1 month ago #26 by IAN
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That's great, we'll talk away from the boards, no rush plenty of time.

Ian.
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4 years 1 month ago #27 by Dangermouse84
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Even though my contribution to other GB's hasn't been all that great I would consider it as a go for sure as it would give me a great excuse to do another A-1E/AD-5N/W etc

Slow is steady, steady is fast

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4 years 1 month ago #28 by Powder
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IAN wrote: That's great, we'll talk away from the boards, no rush plenty of time.

Ian.


So, Andrew, who suggested the GB and has the title of 'Moderator' under his Avatar isn't going to be a Moderator on this GB - but John who has the title of 'Platinum Border' is going to be a Moderator on this GB....

So, a Platinum Border can also be a Moderator?

And, people who suggest GB's aren't allowed to be Moderators on that GB? ... is it because they're not independent or something?

Boy am I confused!

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4 years 1 month ago #29 by Andrew
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It is all good B)

I'm happy to let John and Ian moderate the GB.

Powder, moderator applies (for me anyway) to the site, not just the GBs.

It is good to get in a few more people to help out behind the scenes. You just have to withstand scrutiny from the almighty G1 :lol:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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4 years 1 month ago #30 by IAN
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Yeah as I understand it, (on almost all modelling sites), GB Mod's are simply folks who are willing for whatever reason to 'step up' and help run a Group Build, Usually there's two per GB.

HTH

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