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  1. My guess is either one of both of the following factors: 1. The Marine Corps copyrighted the EGA 2. The Marine Corps consolidated the MCJROTC under TECOM
  2. No, but it's completely open source and free to download... https://www.blender.org/download/
  3. Certainly wouldn't dip my feet in the drink these days
  4. M-37 variant, private purchase. These can be found in screwback and clutchback. I feel the screwbacks are early in the patterns life, likely pre-early WWII. My guess is the clutchbacks are from the interwar years between WWII and Korea
  5. Someone got a great deal But the market is also down with COVID...but it'll bounce
  6. This would actually be great for you since you're a modeler. A lot of model builders and gamers are getting into resin printing since it's much cheaper than buying all the parts in the long run I filled one of the coins with clear resin last night and it's currently curing. Amazing how clear it looks already. I also realized how important it is to level the surface when dealing with items this shallow, as resin is thicker than I thought and self-levels
  7. Must say, I've never been a fan of challenge coins...hell I keep mine in a small box on my desk mixed in with loose change as a statement to those at Quantico who treat them as if they were Pokemon...but I am certainly enjoying the process of designing my own from the ground up...I've begun designing one for each unit/deployment in my career as a side gig...using our inside jokes, slogans, and pinups as inspiration BAGHDAD SWAT TEAM Rear OIF, based on stencil on our gun truck turrets...I have no idea who came up with it, but I have an idea w
  8. Well...final design has been successfully printed and I have ramped up to mass production...5 at a time, with a 13 hour print time per batch...shooting to have these done for the Marines in a month for the USMC birthday While they print, I have begun experimenting with priming and painting. I must say...those of you who paint models well...I have a newfound appreciation for the patience and skill required for a quality paint job... These aren't remotely quality paint jobs...they're me experimenting with different brands and color schemes ...I had a failed batch of coins
  9. There's a couple sleepers in tray two. Since you've gotten some very detailed PMs, I'm sure they've been singled out already The vast majority he'd best just to sell in a massive lot on eBay, as some sellers have the patience to play the long game trying to nickle and dime out the singles
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. Late war WWII econo-leads...don't belong on a 20s-30s uniform but they are original
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Hard to tell, the market fluctuates more often than these appear. Big, broad estimate...$400-$800. In that condition, I'd say $600-$800
  18. 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?
  19. I've cleaned 120+ year old with toothpaste 5+ years ago, no return of verdigris. No fingerprints, either.
  20. 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
  21. I've had a lot of luck with toothpaste for removing verdigris
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