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    Crossroads of the Corps
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    USMC Militaria...Primarily EGA's, Portraits, and Pre-1900

    Researching and restoring significant Marine Corps Uniforms. Always looking for interesting, named uniforms for projects.

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  1. That's a Paypal thing...always taken a few business days to transfer, and now that they and eBay have splintered apart I doubt they care to do anything to accelerate it
  2. I've seen that look a lot...the man's exhausted and has stopped caring if he makes it out anymore, just so long as it ends
  3. I only have two, and both have their blemishes, but the content doesn't get much tougher to find... US Marine private, with shako on table... US Marine identified father/son pair. Father is also a Mexican War veteran, and 8 year old son was a Marine drummer boy...
  4. Late war WWII econo-leads...don't belong on a 20s-30s uniform but they are original
  5. I have one more modification I need to test print...I added a raised lip around the rim...the idea is to fill the spaces with color-tinted transparent resins to replicate an enamel filled piece...
  6. So I went another direction, and instead went with raised letters on the rim. Also, I decided to make it a little more humorous, and replaced Tinkerbell on the 'S' of BOYS with 'Drinkerbell' And a much clearer test print was produced...
  7. So I was unable to get the letters to stop pinching shut...it will eventually work if I keep scaling up, but I am at as large as I want...see the different sizes below. Ignore the missing chicken...I forgot to reattach it to the model before the test print...
  8. Hard to tell, the market fluctuates more often than these appear. Big, broad estimate...$400-$800. In that condition, I'd say $600-$800
  9. The real question...if there's an outbreak of COVID and contact tracing leads back to the show, what consequences will it have on the future of the show?
  10. I've cleaned 120+ year old with toothpaste 5+ years ago, no return of verdigris. No fingerprints, either.
  11. In materials? Haven't done the math, but it would be under $1 each...of course one has to account for possible failures, and discarded resin from the supports. But, still...cheap. More depending on paint and clear coats...time/labor intensive. Incidentally, I am making some tweeks after scaling it up. The incised lettering is continuing to have flaws, which I suspect is from drippage curing when it gets stuck in the letters. It would work on a large scale item, or if I was to tilt the item backwards, but I want to keep the support marks off the faces. Switching to a rai
  12. I've had a lot of luck with toothpaste for removing verdigris
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