The Cold War Group Build.....

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  1. Lucky13

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    Was just wondering what you lot have up your sleeves for this one....:D

    I've got....

    1. E/E Lightning, either No. 74 or No. 111 Squadron.
    2. F4 Phantom from No. 111 Squadron.
    3. J35F/J Draken from 13th Fighter Wing and numbered '13'....:oops:8)
    4. F-8 Crusader, not yet decided...
    5. A-1H Skyraider, not yet decided...
    6. MiG-21, not yet decided...

    Most likely either the Lightning or the Phantom or the Draken...... (help! :oops:)
     
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    To many the choose from. I was thinking a Mig 17, Alpha Jet or a A-37. It will end up being whatever is on sale.

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    Originally when I was planing my participation in this GB I had an idea for two entries - F-86 Sabre and MiG-21f-13 - both in Yugoslav insignia as both of this aircraft served with our Air Force. I believe it was unique case of this two bitter rivals serving on the same "side" at the same time in the Cold war.

    Alas, it's still too far ahead to say for sure, but it might just happen I'll have to skip this GB altogether.
     
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    #4 kgambit, Mar 4, 2010
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    Here's what I was kicking around to choose from:

    A-37B Dragonfly
    AD-6 Skyraider
    A-7E Corsair II, VA-113, "Stingers" USS Ranger, 1970 or BuNo 160544 / VA-93 Blue Blazers CVW-5, USS Midway (CV-41), 1979
    F-8J Crusader, VF-24 "Checkertails" USS Hancock 1972 or VF-194 "Red Lightnings", USS Oriskany 1970 (Cag Bird) or 1976 (Bicentennial Cag bird)
    F4J Phantom II
    F-14A Tomcat
    F-111 ?


    The Dragonfly and Skyraider are at the top of the list. Still sorting thru what I have to see if there are any other options. :)
     
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    Remember guys, this is a Split Build in conjunction with Armor at Kursk....

    I will be entering into unfamiliar territory with a special little kit my very kind Swedish Brother, Jan was nice enough to send me for my Burfday:

    The Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 164 Nashorn Premium...
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    Cool choice Dan. I thought about doing an armor build - actually spent some time digging thru TankRatsAfv Depot for a likely candidate. :lol:
     
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    Thanks Dwight, Im lookin forward to this one after Gabreski's P-47D for the D-Day Build...
     
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    So far I've got two kits, which are both Hasegawa 1/48.

    F-4N, which will be done as the VMFA-323 CAG bird aboard the USS Coral Sea in 1980, side number 100 using Eagle Strike Decals.
    F-8E, which will be done as a VMF(AW)-323 bird, side number 15, during June 1963.

    I may add in an F4U-4, also of VMF-323, but I have to find a kit and decals for it.
     
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    [​IMG]*Please do the Coral Sea bird, please do the Coral Sea bird, please do the Coral Sea bird, please do the Coral Sea bird*[​IMG]

    I forgot that it was a split one, with Kursk.....:oops:
     
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    Don't worry Jan, I am!
     
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    #11 kgambit, Mar 5, 2010
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    What's the time period covered by the cold war GB? In particular the ENDING date. I'm kicking around a couple of helo's for the build; possibly either a AH1S Cobra or a AH64 Apache. I believe the end of the time period was sometime around 1989 or 1990 but I'm not sure. The Apache A version might JUST squeek in. :)
     
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    I think that '89 might just be the year....
     
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    I think it should coincide with the fall of the Soviet Union.
     
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    I think you're probably right. Well that kills the Apache and the OV-10D Bronco.

    The OV-10D was going to be either a VOM-1 or VOM-2 USMC at Al Zubail, Saudi Arabia, Jan 1991. Hadn't decided on the Apache markings yet but definitely Desert Storm.
     
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    Those things are a b!tch to find! :lol:

    My brother and I were hunting for one of these for a long time, eventually found one. There's a few in NZ and Hong Kong, but very few in NA that I'm aware of.
     
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    Yes, I agree MM! I was just stating that they were hard to find.
     
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    Some good entries coming up by the look of it. I haven't fully decided yet, but certainly a VV-S MiG 21 'Fishbed D', the epitome of the threat from the Soviet Bear, and maybe a Harrier in a forest hide in Germany. I'd considered a 1/48th scale Vulcan, but Airfix haven't come through yet.....
    I see the dates as 1947 to 1989, from the time the Sovs got ar*y, and the blockade of Berlin, to the fall of the regime and the Berlin wall.
     
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    If I can enter, I'm deciding between 3 possibilities:

    Hungarian MiG-15 bis,
    Polikarpov I-16 (conversion to Polish two-seat UTI-4),
    and finishing a started Falklands era Sea Harrier FRS.1. (all 1:72)
     
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