"Vipers at War" - 176th FS / 115th FW.

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Henrik

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Unread post07 Oct 2008, 21:06

Hello all,

Starting a new "line" in my Viper collection is the "Vipers at War" theme build covering every conflict involving USAF Vipers.

Starting this new collection is 87-0348 from the 176th FS / 115th FW of the Wisconsin ANG deployed to Al Udeid AB, Qatar for the AEF 1/2 (Cycle 5) rotation (September – December 2004).

This particular AEF Rotation saw the first combat employment of the 500 lbs GBU-38 JDAM serisa bomb.

Wel, now to the kit. Hasegawa 1/72 scale Block-50 kit (D18) "modified" to a "Big Inlet" Block-30 from the 176th FS.

Weapons comprise AIM-120s and GBU-12s from the various Hasegawa weapon sets whereas the GBU-38 and Litening pod are from Modern Hobbies:

http://modernhobbiesllc.com/images/lite ... _racks.JPG

http://modernhobbiesllc.com/images/gbu-38_jdam.jpg

A special thank You goes to Lt. Col. Rodel in the 115th FW for making this model possible in regard to various details.

Hope You like it.

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post07 Oct 2008, 21:09

A couple more...
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Unread post07 Oct 2008, 21:12

And even a few more....
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Unread post08 Oct 2008, 18:01

Superb model, great theme u chose, always good to see some live ordnance too. Thanks for sharing, Good Job mate.
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Unread post08 Oct 2008, 19:11

Hey old buddy!!

Thanks a lot for Your kind words as always!! I have an SP Block-50 on its way soon also in this "Vipers at War" series.

A little more trivia....This above Viper is shown with the former WI ANG tail flash with the "Madison" inscribtion as the unit now wears a "Wisconsin" til band. Also shown here is the individual city name carried on the intake right behind the nav light in this case "Columbus". Those names were carried by Vipers in the WI ANG from as early as 1993/94 and represented city names in the Dane County area where Truax Field is located. The names started to dissappear in early 2000 and was completely gone by 2005.

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post13 Oct 2008, 20:53

Hoi Henrik,

Nice job there. Love the asymmetrical load out too.

later
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Unread post14 Oct 2008, 01:46

Hoi Ruud,

Thanks old buddy - good to hear from You again!!

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post09 Nov 2008, 06:01

Love seeing a Wisconsin Viper, we don't have many, but the ones that do rock.

Great job on the modeling, I couldn't put something together half as good.
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Unread post10 Nov 2008, 03:42

Sweet job, likeing those GBU-38s!
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Unread post11 Nov 2008, 22:04

ptplauthor wrote:Love seeing a Wisconsin Viper, we don't have many, but the ones that do rock.

Great job on the modeling, I couldn't put something together half as good.


Thank You, Sir!!

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post11 Nov 2008, 22:05

Habu wrote:Sweet job, likeing those GBU-38s!


Thanks buddy!!

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post30 Nov 2008, 02:14

You don't have to call me sir, I was just saying that the state doesn't have many, I'm not a member of the military, just love seeing my state's birds get some attention.
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Unread post01 Jan 2009, 23:40

It's great to see these again Henrik!

BTW, I'm not sure if you this already, but this company (Modern Hobbies) makes quite a few 1/72 modern accessories that could come in handy. Just thought I'd give you a shout!

http://www.modernhobbiesllc.com/
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Unread post12 Jan 2009, 02:50

Hey Yang - yup, I know - the GBU-38 and LITENING pod on this one are from MH!!

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post21 Jan 2009, 12:09

Henrik, where can I get one of these. I am originaly from Wisconsin and a former Viper maintainer (I commited blasphomy and work the Raptor now. I am trying my hardest to get back on the Viper!!!!!!) and would love to get my hands on one of these for a display piece in my apartment. Can you hook me up?
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