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Front of Military Museum using 'Forgotten War' armor builds

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  • Member since
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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Front of Military Museum using 'Forgotten War' armor builds
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:56 PM

I plan on displaying my 'Forgotten War' armor builds in a diorama of a military museum.

This is a rough sketch of the dio and photos for inspiration.

What the T-34/85 should look like, including the pole/chain barrier.

I may even do a curb, gravel and concrete pad like this under the Chaffee.

The Howitzer, I think, will be on a elevated concrete circle.

I will make the museum the background, an entrance and a sign. Plus there will be visitors and cars in the parking lot.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 6, 2020 8:23 AM

Ohhhhh that's a really cool idea! Please keep us posted on how it goes! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, March 6, 2020 9:41 AM

I did an (interior) museum display base for my 1/32 SPAD XIII a while back, along the same lines, with signs and barriers and such. It never fails to get comments from anyone who sees it.

Looking forward to seeing your completed version. Yes

Greg

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, March 6, 2020 3:07 PM

Thanks Guys, I may make a mock-up soon.  Maybe I should finish my tanks and Howitzer!

What do you think of this?

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, March 6, 2020 7:11 PM

It needs work.

Maybe this is better.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:25 PM

That is a grand idea. I suppose you already have the models that you're using for the entrance to the museum? I like the idea of the 105mm howitzer & the M24 Chaffee, also remember the US military was already using the M26 Pershing tank during the Korean War. Just my 2 cents. Good luck and I hope to see some progress pics soon.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:27 PM

Great project, Ziggy! Big Smile

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by sickdude on Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:41 PM

Awesome project Sir Ziggy Toast.

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:40 PM

Thanks, TigerII, John and Willy!

 

I will be building these three,

These are also in the 'Forgotten War' Group Build.  I may even post them in the armor section.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:26 PM

Ooh!

       Go for it. I will follow . We had an Air Museum on our " N " scale layout dedicated to Seaplanes even a "Black Cat". The reason we don't now is the Cats and other aircraft were obviously not " N " scale!

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, March 9, 2020 6:15 AM

Thanks TB, I someday plan on building an HO layout with a sailing ship, probably the Artesania Latina San Francisco II with a navel or maritime museum, but that is down the road from now.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:39 AM

I found the 1/72 cars I have been sitting on for maybe ten years.

Maybe a little unrealistic to have a million dollars worth of cars in the parking lot, but these are 1/72 scale cars I have.  Maybe I could beat them up a little or claim a wealth group of war vets came to visit.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:24 AM

Lol, maybe the cars are a little expensive but I think they work.

Like where you're going so far, looking forward to more! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:55 PM

Museum admission is a bit high... Wink Yes

 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Monday, September 21, 2020 5:29 AM

Sigep Ziggy
Maybe a little unrealistic to have a million dollars worth of cars in the parking lot, but these are 1/72 scale cars I have. 

Car show?

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:54 PM

Hi; 

 The best ship for that would be the Gorch Fock or the U.S.C.G. Eagle.They are not quite as big!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:59 PM

Hi;

     You can get lettering sets from a couple of train sites. I did some signs with multi Level lettering using H.O. and N scale lettering. That and a nice frame made from Evergreen plastic rounds and squares, became the nameplate for a ship model after being sprayed with Antique Bronze metallic -courtesy Val-Mark Chevrolet! That also gives the lettering, depth!

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