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Posted: 2/24/2016 11:26:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2016 11:48:54 PM EDT by uboat534]
Now that the bearcat is done I've started a new project.  Old testors ac-119k stinger.  Kits old but still a good kit plenty of detail.  Again I'm gonna paint her in vnaf colors.  This one will be a ship from the 821st attack squadron.  It was flying the last day befor Saigon fell hitting targets on the perimeter of tan son nhut.  At this point it was fruitless but it rearmed twice before being taken down by a shoulder fired Sam.



Painting up the interior and gluing tail booms





Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:41:25 PM EDT
That's not a stinger





THIS is a stinger




Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:43:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nametaken158:
That's not a stinger





THIS is a stinger




https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?
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Pre shoulder fired stinger
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:46:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nametaken158:
That's not a stinger





THIS is a stinger




https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?
id=OIP.M6b8040a811a83796c6d0779a2d49d75ao0&pid=15.1
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Pre shoulder fired stinger
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:47:58 PM EDT
I came for the manpads....

I'm fucking disappointed.
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:48:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nametaken158:
That's not a stinger





THIS is a stinger




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Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:49:31 PM EDT
Added gunship to the title so as not to mislead
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 11:59:31 PM EDT
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You have no idea how many guys have had a couple of bourbons and after seeing that title imagine a bassboat with surface to air missiles.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:00:59 AM EDT
I'll follow this project.

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Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:03:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2016 12:04:24 AM EDT by hughjafj]
What kind of paint and do you use an airbrush, if so what one?

Fellow aircraft modeler here, going through a tall ship phase.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:04:51 AM EDT
Somehow I am interested.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:11:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2016 12:18:43 AM EDT by uboat534]
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Originally Posted By hughjafj:
What kind of paint and do you use an airbrush, if so what one?

Fellow aircraft modeler here, going through a tall ship phase.
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I use model master acrylic.  Less messy easy cleanup and best of all it airbrushed really well over enamels. I use a badger 150 dual action with a whirlwind compressor
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:13:15 AM EDT
I approve
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:37:17 PM EDT
New a guy who flew in those back then.

Barley made it back once all shot up and on one engine.

Control tower wanted them to stop on the runway and evacuate the aircraft
but the aircraft commander said "Nope we have come this far we are going all the way to our parking spot."

It was so shot up they bulldozed it off the ramp into the bushes.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 12:51:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2016 12:55:13 PM EDT by 4thUSMC]
Thanks for doing this tribute.  I was there on the tarmac at Ton Sun Nhut the day it got shot down, did not see it but my father did.  Years later, he found out it was a friend of his (VNAF pilots).
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 1:21:09 PM EDT
I used to love building a/c models. Had a collection of 1/72 of pretty much every combat a/c that the USAF flew in the late 80s-early 90s. F111, Strike Eagle, F16, A10, F4, A7, A37, YF22, F5, but my fave was my AC130 with the 105.
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Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
Thanks for doing this tribute.  I was there on the tarmac at Ton Sun Nhut the day it got shot down, did not see it but my father did.  Years later, he found out it was a friend of his (VNAF pilots).
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I'm glad you made it out.  Most ppl don't realize how this guys fought to the bitter end.  I couldn't imagine having my world fall like this but there sense of duty is above and beyond.  Here is a tribute print I found I'd like to get the artist to sell me one.



And sadly the last photo of her.  

Link Posted: 2/25/2016 8:53:37 PM EDT
Getting back to it got a little work done this am.  

Cockpit is 97% prob not gonna dry brush the gauges cause your not gonna see em



The lead things on the gear well are stick on weights I use under the hand guards of my ar-15 to balance in the offhand position .  This will keep her on her nose



And the gun deck is coming along.  The two 20 mms have to be installed yet along with the nightsight and auxiliary power unit



Link Posted: 2/25/2016 10:11:51 PM EDT
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I'm glad you made it out.  Most ppl don't realize how this guys fought to the bitter end.  I couldn't imagine having my world fall like this but there sense of duty is above and beyond.  Here is a tribute print I found I'd like to get the artist to sell me one.

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg</a>

And sadly the last photo of her.  

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg</a>
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Originally Posted By uboat534:
Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
Thanks for doing this tribute.  I was there on the tarmac at Ton Sun Nhut the day it got shot down, did not see it but my father did.  Years later, he found out it was a friend of his (VNAF pilots).


I'm glad you made it out.  Most ppl don't realize how this guys fought to the bitter end.  I couldn't imagine having my world fall like this but there sense of duty is above and beyond.  Here is a tribute print I found I'd like to get the artist to sell me one.

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg</a>

And sadly the last photo of her.  

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg</a>


 That was my father's perspective as he saw the gunship go down.  We were in a cement bunker right by one of those circular hangars waiting for a C-130 to start up.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 10:19:33 PM EDT
Cool thread.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 10:24:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By uboat534:


I'm glad you made it out.  Most ppl don't realize how this guys fought to the bitter end.  I couldn't imagine having my world fall like this but there sense of duty is above and beyond.  Here is a tribute print I found I'd like to get the artist to sell me one.

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg</a>

And sadly the last photo of her.  

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg</a>
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Originally Posted By uboat534:
Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
Thanks for doing this tribute.  I was there on the tarmac at Ton Sun Nhut the day it got shot down, did not see it but my father did.  Years later, he found out it was a friend of his (VNAF pilots).


I'm glad you made it out.  Most ppl don't realize how this guys fought to the bitter end.  I couldn't imagine having my world fall like this but there sense of duty is above and beyond.  Here is a tribute print I found I'd like to get the artist to sell me one.

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/D7BE5129-FA05-432E-9156-CBD5DB09A449_zpszopxqjbh.jpg</a>

And sadly the last photo of her.  

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/uboat534/media/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/uboat534/ADD4260F-7379-47BA-A814-8ED54E2B9EE1_zpsp83z8hy7.jpg</a>

   

 All those who fought against Communism are heroes in my book.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 10:32:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:

 All those who fought against Communism are heroes in my book.
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....and now we have'em running for President of the United States.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 10:47:08 PM EDT
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....and now we have'em running for President of the United States.
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:

 All those who fought against Communism are heroes in my book.



....and now we have'em running for President of the United States.


Round two waiting to start.
Link Posted: 2/25/2016 11:30:56 PM EDT
After work tonite I'm gonna hit the gun deck hard I airbrushed the 20mms and the spy today before I left for work.  Hoping to get the fuselage closed up by sat and start blending seams and priming
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