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333 Vietnam Challenge

382k BogdanX  13 days ago


Goal:

Create a replica of a military vehicle in service/operating in [Vietnam War Theater 1955-1975] having exactly

333 Parts

(In case of more rare, less known models, also prototypes, check with me first)


Rules:

  • Must be a replica of a military vehicle involved in Vietnam War
    (1 November 1955 – 30 April 1975)
    (check belligerents list on the bottom)
  • Must have exactly 333 parts
  • Must be a successor and an original build. If you fail to make it a successor, post it unlisted first, ask a mod to make it a successor to this
    ( code: mq579k ) and publish it.
  • No parts mods, except Tracks mod (Editor Mods are OK)
  • Description must explain: Controls and Features (so, I won't miss a mechanism or a functionality design)
  • A maximum of 2 entries for each player

Ratings:

Builds will be evaluated based on Visuals, Construction, Functionality, Historical and Impression
Best 10 entries will qualify for the final.

Visuals: 10p

  • How realistic/plausible your vehicle looks. It looks like a good 3D model or like Simple Planes tutorial. (sensors, pitot tubes, ventilation. lights etc) 4p
  • Livery. I expect a full military vibe paint. Use the color metallic/smoothness properly. Watch the contrast. Be sure is plausible for the vehicle type,era,role (a blue Phantom looks cool, also used by Blue Angels in airshows, but not above Nam jungles dropping napalm) 3p
  • Decorations. I expect basic logos, flags, insignias (at least one of this) AND a registration code. Warning signs are also easy. 1-2 triangle/circles.Go as basic as possible. 101, 111,181, on the tail, visible on both sides will do the trick. 3p

Construction: 10p

  • Nudging quality, smoothness (attention... nudging a decoration too close to its base surface might result in that horrible surface fighting in sandbox) 2p
  • Parts Saving techniques 2p
  • Custom elements (airfoil, control surfaces, landing gear suspension, interior, doors, canopy details, engine nozzles, custom weapons). Is possible to make basic interior with like 20-30 parts or a custom missile with 10 parts. You just need the skill. 6p

Functionality: 10p

  • Custom elements functionality. LG , suspension, custom controls, braking, collisions, weapons, cameras 5p
  • Stability. Auto Roll/Yaw , Trimming, Flaps/Slats effect on flight model, Gliding, Takeoff/Landing. Cars auto-veer, braking, steering etc 5p

Historical : 10p

  • Blueprints 1p (why only 1p?... because players entering ripoffs don't have to follow blueprints exactly)
  • Dimensions/Weight 2p
  • Specs. Max speed and acceleration (air/runaway), maneuverability, handling 4p
  • Distinctive Features. (Ex: Presence of a extracting nose cone of Mig-21 based on speed. Roll Spoilers on F4 Phantom. ) 3p

Impression: 5p

  • Description. Photos, controls, features, information about the vehicle 1p
  • Design choice. Well, I expect a lot of Migs and Phantoms. But an A-5 Vigilante is something new and quite rare on SP. 1p
  • Fun Factor. Did I enjoy testing your machine or I felt like Sully S doing an exceptional job flying a crippled aircraft. 1p
  • Valid Entry. 333 parts rule checked. Having more than 10 parts less or more disqualifies the entry 2p

Rewards:

Each valid entry gets an upvote and 2 more on other posts. 3 in total.
To be edited.


Extra:

Based on number of upvotes, each side will gain points that will determine the global result of this competition. The real conflict outcome was undecided (arguably), let's see who will win the SP one.
USA side will start with a handicap (based on politics) while Vietnam side will start with a bonus (based on homeland advantage).
I will present soon the algorithm (US will gain bonuses on bombers/attackers, helicopters and recon, while NAM will get bonuses on fighters, anti-air and logistics/supply vehicles)


Belligerents LIST:

[WIKI Info]


Deadline: July 11

General Characteristics

  • Successors 7 airplane(s) +700 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 126.3ft (38.5m)
  • Length 38.3ft (11.7m)
  • Height 42.6ft (13.0m)
  • Empty Weight 110lbs (50kg)
  • Loaded Weight 110lbs (50kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 184

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    3,380 LunchBox

    So whos gonna win

    yesterday
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    7,305 Kangy

    @ChrisPy lmao same here! basically just waiting on a new SP game to come out at this point...

    3 days ago
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    Mod Vincent

    @BogdanX Figured it'd be easy, it's a tube. Also thanks!

    +2 3 days ago
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    12.3k ChrisPy

    🤣 3 years l8r lol i cant finish any projects rn so unmotivated @Kangy

    +1 4 days ago
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    7,305 Kangy

    @ChrisPy make every single goddamn leaf

    4 days ago
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    @BogdanX There is a prototype M113 with bar armor, is it allowed in the challenge? Here's a link to the article about it: https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar-us-bar-armor-experiments-on-m113-apcs-in-the-vietnam-war/

    6 days ago
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    Is the new pby almost done

    6 days ago
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    558 IceCraft

    "Must have exactly have 333 parts"
    Me struggling to make a 100 part plane

    +1 7 days ago
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    @BogdanX Can we use Paveway LGBs in the challenge?

    8 days ago
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    12.3k ChrisPy

    @BogdanX lol maybe 333 parts sounds like a lot for a tree

    9 days ago
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    12.3k ChrisPy

    Can i uh make a tree, that may or may not, speak Vietnamese?

    9 days ago
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    @BogdanX thanks just askin now i can laugh in war crimes

    9 days ago
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    is napalm allowed?

    10 days ago
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    10.1k toxicgamer88

    Would a submarine be a valid entry?

    10 days ago
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    Mod Vincent

    Hmm, might try my hand at a MiG-15 for this.

    +3 10 days ago
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    How about Mig-17?

    10 days ago
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    UPDATE: sorry but i quit

    11 days ago
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    128k MAHADI

    @BogdanX ok then I'll try to make it

    11 days ago
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    128k MAHADI

    is a T-28 Trojan ok for this challenge?

    12 days ago
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    15.3k edensk

    Gonna see if I can make a hustler, it had really interesting (unforgiving) flight characteristics

    12 days ago
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    Blueprints 1p (why only 1p?... because players with ancient iphone cant use the bloody blueprint!...)

    +1 12 days ago
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    299 EJBoss97

    Reached 100 parts and idk what else to add :/

    13 days ago
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    299 EJBoss97

    Making a C-130

    13 days ago
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    @BogdanX aight
    thancc

    13 days ago
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    did the viet cong have bis during the war or nah?
    just wanna confirm

    13 days ago
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