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Offline Bravo Six

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2020, 11:39:47 AM »
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@Paul, is that a wrecked Corgi? I heard you can find them incomplete from time to time on eBay. I've never been so lucky.

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Offline AKULA

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2020, 12:26:06 PM »
You can’t have enough Hueys

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 12:29:50 PM »
Amen!

Offline painterman

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2020, 09:03:49 AM »
can I please ask this of you who have them - is there room/access to place pilot figures in the Corgi die-casts models (for the models with open side doors)?
If not, I may go down the plastic kit option..

Many thanks
Simon.

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2020, 09:23:31 AM »
I have not tried as we are in the process of sculpting pilots so I can. However door gunners are easily fitted. Also being sculpted.

Looking at the Corgi it should/ may be possible to do by pushing it through the crew compartment although it may need some messing with the figures. Sorry not to give a complete answer but I am awaiting the experiment.  ;)

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2020, 09:58:34 AM »
Hi Paul - thanks for the answer - it would be great if they can be made to fit - perhaps a 2 part figure, cut at the waist maybe a solution?
Glue in legs and then attach body?
I'll leave it to you and Paul to figure out.
All the best
Simon

Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2020, 12:20:32 PM »

One way may be to cut the back of the seat off. Place the figure. re glue seat.
 
As soon as I am successful I will let you know  ;) If I fail I may never tell anyone Muhahahahaha  :P

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2020, 02:15:06 PM »
Nice to hear that the chopper crew is sculpted at the moment. got myself two loaches who both need a Pilot and a gunner and my slicks still wait for their gunners.
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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2020, 02:44:06 AM »
That is a lovely group of choppers and I did notice a bit of variety in the collection but if you are going for the Apocalypse Now Ride of the Valkyries scene you need even more variety because there was a rather eclectic collection of choppers used in that sequence - not close to all were hueys.  Though I'm betting that was more about budget and availability for the film maker than what the reality might have been in The Nam.

Served in '76 with sailor who was involved in the evacuation of Saigon on board the same ship we were on - quite a tale he told, and turned as white as the background on my screen as he told it.  Chopper after chopper tried landing on the helicopter deck on the fantail (it was a missile frigate) and sometimes one landed right on top of another and all the crew could do was push both into the sea because another chopper was coming in to land - all of them running out of fuel, some ditching in the ocean.  Plus they were on fire and fire is the mortal enemy of a ship, even a ship made out of metal.  In the last year or two saw part of a documentary talking about this finally.  For decades my only source of knowledge was the first hand account.  Pretty horrific.

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Re: Work in progress Apocalypse Now.
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2020, 04:23:26 AM »
There's extensive footage of Op Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon and the flight of  RVNAF aircraft out to the US carriers. Some pretty amazing scenes, one chopper setting down on the fantail of a destroyer, incredibly brave chaps jusmping from choppers prior to ditching etc. One of the more amazing incidents  was a VNAF pilot flying his family out on an O-1 Bird Dog and landing on a carrier deck. Check out Youtube.
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