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National Museum of the Marine Corps - General Modeling

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  • Member since
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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
National Museum of the Marine Corps - General Modeling
Posted by Sergeant on Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:55 PM

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a Monument to Honor, Courage & Commitment. A tribute to U.S. Marines - past, present, and future. The Museum is situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia under the command of Marine Corps University. www.usmcmuseum.com

A member of the Board of Trustees through a mutual friend has recently asked if there are members of FineScale Modeler's Forums that have Marine Corps related models, figures, planes, helicopters, amphibious assault vessels or dioramas they would like to have displayed in the museum.

Selection of the displays will be conducted by the Museum staff; my only task is to make the request public within our Forums and forward information to the Museum contact. If you are interested in having your Marine Corps model on display in the National Museum please post no more than one or two pictures on this thread with any provenance that you feel will explain the importance of the subject.

  

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:12 PM
That just might be a place to visit when they finish the Army Museum near DC. Roadtrip !!!

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:41 PM

What's the deadline for selection?

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:55 PM

bvallot

What's the deadline for selection?

 

Hello bvallot, the Museum is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and it has been under construction since 2004, but open to the public in normal conditions. I do not have a deadline, only a request for displays from the Museum. So, based on that I would say displays could be submitted at any time until further notice.

Below is the model of Vietnam era ONTOS M50A1 that I submitted through a mutual friend which was safely delivered and accepted for display.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:48 PM

It's not my best work but...

120mm Michal Roberts kit of a "Private of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment as he would have appeared at Belleau Wood, France, 1918."

 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by Sergeant on Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:18 PM

keavdog

It's not my best work but...

120mm Michal Roberts kit of a "Private of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment as he would have appeared at Belleau Wood, France, 1918."

 

 

Thank you John. I just have one question, if your World War I Marine figure is selected by the Museum do you think it would survive shipment to Quantico, Virginia?

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:13 PM

We have an office in Sterling, VA that I get out to regularly until this covid stuff.  I could hand deliver once we are past all this.  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:23 PM

keavdog

We have an office in Sterling, VA that I get out to regularly until this covid stuff.  I could hand deliver once we are past all this.  

 

That sounds like a good plan considering the length of the Marine's bayonet. If you have an email you want me to use when I forward your model picture you can private message me, otherwise I can let you know via private message when I hear something back from my contact.

Harold

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, July 13, 2020 7:01 AM

Would You be interested in any 1/72 Marine Aircraft?

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Posted by Sergeant on Monday, July 13, 2020 12:13 PM

Tanker-Builder

Would You be interested in any 1/72 Marine Aircraft?

 

Gunny, that is a good question. I will check to see if there is a scale limit and get back to you.

Harold

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Posted by Sergeant on Monday, July 13, 2020 9:00 PM

Sergeant

 Tanker-Builder

Would You be interested in any 1/72 Marine Aircraft?


Gunny, that is a good question. I will check to see if there is a scale limit and get back to you.

 

Harold

 

Gunny, after reading the submission criterion on the National Museum of the Marine Corps website it does not mention scale or size limitations. It does; however, make it clear the curator is the one who decides what is acceptable. I understand this is not a yes or no answer, but I don't think there is an answer without submitting a picture with a ruler or some method of illustrating the size.

Harold

 

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:23 PM

I was there a few years back and when they first opened. Great museum and definitely worth a visit. As for a model, don't have one in mind, but happy to build something they specifically want and donate it. Here's a b57 that I built for a vietnam War DFC medal recipient. https://waihobbies.wkhc.net/index.php/37-models/sky/vietnam-and-the-cold-war/126-b-57-canberra

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, July 24, 2020 5:11 AM

In the pattern: TIRPITZ, the Tamiya 1/350th version.

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Posted by johnfromiwo on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 8:25 PM

M3 Stuart 1942 Midway Island (Us Marine Defense Battalion)(Sand Color)

You Got A Tank In Me You Got A Tank In Me When The Road Is Up Ahead And Your Miles And Miles From Your Nice Warm Bed.Just Remember What Your Old Pal Said Cause You Got A Tank In Me LOL----happy modeling 

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:34 PM

 Well I actually have two (2) dioramas that I wouldn't mind if they were chosen by the Marine Corps to be displayed at our museum. The first one I'm very proud of since it actually made the 'Reader Gallery' of the April 2019 FineScale Modeler magazine. I call it "Charlie At The Wire" as NVA sappers are spotted near the outer wire perimeter at the Khe Sanh Combat base during the 1968 siege. Three sniper teams converge to eliminate the well-trained sappers before they open a path through the barricade.

 

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:49 PM

The second diorama is the latest one I made called "May God Help My Marines...". A squad of Marines moves down a street in Hue as a corpsman attends to the wounded Marine that was operating the Mule and a mortar round exploded next to him.

 

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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