My father served in country from 1969-1970 in Saigon as a supply officer-- he did his shooting on Saipan as a grunt in WW2 (Purple Heart) and in Korea commanding a Patton tank. So this build is in loving, respectful and often aggravated memory of Lt. Col. William E. Cross, Jr. USMC (ret). While not a flyer, I'm sure he saw plenty of Mud Movers overhead. And he used to tell me stories about driving through the jungles after an Arc Light raid (you could smell the death, but there was nothing to see). That's the flip side of cool planes: dead people on the ground. The Falcons flew out of Danang in 1968, close enough to when my pop was over there.
I'm working with the Tamiya Navy base kit which has air-to-air ordnance:
- Quickboost seats (I may opt for the Aires pit if this doesn't pan out)
- DMold intakes & burner cans
- Eduard interior PE, Brassin resin wheels and masks
- Nautilus wooden jig for angling the wings
- CAM decals for VMFA-334 Da Nang Air Base 1968
- Zoukei-Mura US Aircraft Weapons set (like I said, this one's a Marine Corps Mud Mover)
- I have the HobbyDecal panel numbers on order, but who knows if they'll make it in time?
Did I leave anything out?
Edited by Bill Cross, 16 June 2014 - 07:08 PM.