WIP Top Gun School Commander

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Just got the above from Mitches ( very fast service ) I want to paint this as accurately as possibly so ....

    Think I have seen something somewhere ...but just can't find it atm...there's a total of 16 !

    Can anyone confirm the ribbons that " Viper " wears played by Tom Skerrett as in this picture....some are Vietnam era

    Cheers for any help

    Nap

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  2. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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  3. Kevindunne Active Member

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    United-States
    OK...as near as I can figure
    Bottom row, L to R RVN Service medal, RVN Campaign Medal...?
    Next row up ?...?...RVN Cross of Gallantry.
    Next row up...?...?..RVN something.
    Next row up... Navy Medals...no idea.
    Top row...Meritorious Service Medal.
    Sooy I cant be of much help but am an Army guy.
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  4. arj A Fixture

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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Thank you Kevin and Andrew

    Appreciate your time ...shoukd be enough info there !

    Next on bench possibly

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. arj A Fixture

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  7. arj A Fixture

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    I enjoyed figuring out the ribbons for Lord Flasheart, back in the day.
    This one was just as much fun, but unsuccessful on three ribbons, and uncertain on one or two.
    This is what I figured out:-

    Line 1. Meritorious Service Medal

    Line 2. ???????? - Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal - Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation.

    Line 3. Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal.

    Line 4. Antarctica Service Medal - Navy Arctic Service Ribbon - Vietnam Service Medal (with silver star, denoting service in 5 campaigns).

    Line 5. Sea Service Deployment Ribbon - Not sure of the middle ribbon, but looks like a Distinguished Service Medal (Army)? - ????????

    Line 6. ???????? - Middle Ribbon looks like a Coast Guard Commendation Medal, but the central bar is too thick .. not sure of the device - Navy Good Conduct Medal.

    Good luck figuring out the unknowns and uncertainties.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  8. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Just come across this one, which matches Line 6, middle ribbon:-
    RVN Campaign Medal with 1960- device
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Campaign_Medal

    And Line 6, ribbon 1:-
    RVN Presidential Unit Citation
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Presidential_Unit_Citation

    Line 3, ribbon 1:-
    Navy Unit Commendation
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navy_Unit_Commendation

    Line 5, ribbon 3:-
    RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with palm and frame (US Army version)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallantry_Cross_(South_Vietnam)

    Correction on Line 5, ribbon 2:-
    Multinational Force and Observers Medal
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multinational_Force_and_Observers_Medal

    Line 2, ribbon 1:-
    Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal

    I think that covers the outstanding items.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Brilliant Andrew ......thanks again for all the research and links this is what PF is about

    Going to put together a picture of all his ribbons together ...hopefully !

    And then prep !!...this has just jumped the line a bit !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  10. arj A Fixture

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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Andrew

    WOW!!!!....what can I say except thank you ,that's exactly what I was going for .......so as soon as Lord Flash is completed ......the commander will be next .....first up .....16 Ribbons !!!

    Great reference not only for me but for anyone painting this piece

    Moving this to V Bench

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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