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  1. I don't have a problem with the cover emblem...looks like the finish was removed intentionally for some reason. On the other hand, I'm not a fan of the collar disk...rounded clasps were largely gone by WWI...is the pin flat-ended??
  2. Unmarked are the issue variety. Marked enlisted pieces were private purchase. These were wildly unpopular with Marines...my guess is the reason so many private purchase pop up over issue is probably because they went unsold and H&H eventually had to scrap the stock as surplus
  3. No, I saved it awhile back, just getting around to posting it
  4. Jim!!!!!! I haven't seen you around in a LONG time, glad you're back...I've been running out of sardonic kinsmen
  5. Nope...they actually posted it online themselves
  6. Best resource for 20th and 21st century uniforms is probably finding copies of the old uniform regulations
  7. Nice piece of Butler ephemera...his time in Philadelphia is an interesting chapter in his history. Butler once said that cleaning up Philadelphia was worse than any battle he'd ever fought
  8. A photo of Major Harry Lee in full special dress regalia...from the USMC archives...
  9. 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
  10. No, but it's completely open source and free to download... https://www.blender.org/download/
  11. Certainly wouldn't dip my feet in the drink these days
  12. 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
  13. Someone got a great deal But the market is also down with COVID...but it'll bounce
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. Late war WWII econo-leads...don't belong on a 20s-30s uniform but they are original
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
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