Author Topic: Gunships GB: Completed Physical Models  (Read 2375 times)

Offline Weaver

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Gunships GB: Completed Physical Models
« on: March 25, 2016, 07:13:56 AM »
When you've finished your model, please post it in this thread in order for it to be included in the voting process.

Posts on this thread should consist of:

1. Up to three photographs

2. A short description (about a paragraph)

3. A link to the build thread


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If you want your efforts to be judged in multiple categories, i.e. a physical build and/or a profile and/or a back story, then please post the relevent material in EACH of the relevent 'finished builds' threads. Work will only be entered into voting for the categories in which it's submitted.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Gunships GB: Completed Physical Models
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 01:21:11 PM »
1/72 CASA 352M "Miguel"



In the late 1960s General Franco directed the Ejercito del Aire to develop a gunship in the vein of the American "Spooky" or "Puff", to be used against anti-colonialists in Spanish Sahara. Three CASA 352L aircraft - licence-built Junkers Ju52 transports - were duly converted to carry an array of machineguns, two miniguns and a Bofors 40mm cannon and re-engined with a pair of powerful Rolls-Royce Merlins in place of the original three radials.



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Offline Acree

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Re: Gunships GB: Completed Physical Models
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 12:12:23 AM »
"General VandeBoom" was the nickname for a field modification of a Beech JRB completed by a pair of Marine officers (one a junior pilot and the other a mid-level artillery officer) during the difficult days of the Guadalcanal campaign.  The JRB had been the personal transport of Maj Gen AA Vandegrift and was modified by mounting a 75mm M1A1 pack howitzer firing out the doorway on the port side of the aircraft.  A .50 caliber machine gun was also mounted to assist with aiming.

Here is a link to the build thread and backstory:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6169.0

Offline Weaver

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Re: Gunships GB: Completed Physical Models
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 09:39:25 AM »
Okay, it's well past midnight on the 31st, so I hereby declare this GB closed. A poll will follow shortly.
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"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

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