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Author:  skapunkninja [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:32 am ]
Post subject:  Interest thread - Colonial Marine living history display

I've been approached by the organisers of one of the world's biggest military vehicle/reenactment shows, and asked if we would be interested in attending with a full living history/ reenactment (PREenactment?) display.

The plan would be to build a full size sci-fi style camp - power loader, defences, sentry guns, antennas and radio equipments, crates etc dotted around, some kind of temporary buildings/sci-fi tents....
There would be a large living history element to it during the day when the public is around, so you would need to spend the days actually living like a colonial marine. Things like patrols, weapon cleaning and day to day tasks of a military camp.

This would need to be a community project in order to get everything built, and is due to happen in summer 2020 (we were asked to do it this year, but I can't see us being able to pull it off in just 6 months).
The show is also a week long, so would require time off work.

The show has has tens of thousands of people through the gate, so really is the opportunity to do something potentially huge!

I've not agreed to anything yet. Before I do, is there any actual interest in doing something like this? If we can't get the numbers then it's a no-go I'm afraid.

Discuss!

Author:  88reaper88 [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:44 pm ]
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War & Peace?

Author:  Pug50 [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:39 pm ]
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Sounds like it could be amazing with a bit of hard work done over the year!


Interest list:
skapunkninja
Pug50

Author:  Erik_MAA [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:03 pm ]
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Sounds awesome, wish I was in your area, I'd love to contribute.

Author:  skapunkninja [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:20 pm ]
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Lots of time to book a flight! Everything is on site, so no hotels/accommodation needed

Author:  septic [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:35 pm ]
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Hmmmmm, wonder if I could talk the wife into a trip back [to her] home in 2020 :D

Author:  Scapey [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:55 pm ]
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We've been talking up here about the possibility of making some bigger props for cons again ( Sadly the hive backdrop I made was damaged in a flood and thus is no more ) - Main problem is, as ever, storage and transport!
What you thinking?

Author:  Erik_MAA [ Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:18 pm ]
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skapunkninja wrote:
Lots of time to book a flight! Everything is on site, so no hotels/accommodation needed


I was just in the UK in October (London). First visit there and I didn't have time to seek out USCM stuff.

Looking forward to coming back, had a lot of fun.

As a practical matter, I would have some concerns about getting my stuff into the UK (UKARA et all) and then back into the USA.

Author:  gman666 [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:32 am ]
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You know I am there! Be a good reason to come over. 2020 gives me plenty of time.

Interest list:
skapunkninja
Pug50
Gman

Thanks!

Greg

Author:  HugeBadWolf [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:38 am ]
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Definitely sounds interesting,
Jo and I could be up for this

Interest list:
skapunkninja
Pug50
Gman
HugeBadWolf
Petite Rouge

Cheers,
Doug

Author:  Hybrid [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:42 pm ]
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skapunkninja
Pug50
Gman
HugeBadWolf
Petite Rouge
Hybrid

Author:  577_ops [ Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:55 pm ]
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Sounds like a great idea. I would love to participate.

skapunkninja
Pug50
Gman
HugeBadWolf
Petite Rouge
Hybrid
577_ops

Author:  septic [ Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:39 am ]
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Is there an approx date, wife's ok with the idea, so now she's asking for actual details... :D

Author:  stimpy [ Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:55 pm ]
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Sounds good! Depending when and where i would be up for this.

skapunkninja
Pug50
Gman
HugeBadWolf
Petite Rouge
Hybrid
577_ops
Stimpy

Author:  AlienWarDoug [ Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 pm ]
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If you guys manage to pull this off I will come
And spend some time with you, I will probably be at War and Peace with my Ww2 group

Author:  USCSS Nostromo [ Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:14 pm ]
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Sounds interesting, but we'd need to know where it is before we could say we'd be likely to attend.

Author:  Corp_Hicks [ Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:02 am ]
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I'd also be very much interested in coming to do some coverage depending on where it is.

Author:  gunny63 [ Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:15 pm ]
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Just saw this, I am down there all week already with the Vietnam group I am in (the AIPS), we had a drunken conversation down there! if this goes ahead I would happily spend a day or 2 on the display in my USCM kit.

Author:  skapunkninja [ Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:39 am ]
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It was good to run in to you! I need to have a chat with you sometime about me getting more Involved in the Vietnam stuff :)

This is still in planning, and we're hopefully going to start making arrangements after I get back from Dragoncon

Author:  M1861 [ Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:19 pm ]
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I'm interested, tickets from Prague to Gatwick are pretty reasonable and I should have a smartgun by then. Does anyone have experience with bringing prop guns (nothing deactivated or airsoft, just a non-functioning display piece) to the UK?

Author:  Big Stew [ Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:01 pm ]
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your best bet would to have it shipped to a UK member who is UKARA registered. Cosplay/Costuming is not a legally valid reason to import a replica firearm.

Author:  M1861 [ Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:52 pm ]
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I had a feeling that it would be something along those lines after reading that quick summary of UK gun laws.

Author:  Big Stew [ Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:21 pm ]
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The law is pointless and very stupid

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