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Post by Commander Lukas on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:04 am

In World War II, the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War. The battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Cape Gloucester, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between U.S. Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army.

Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo as a code language to the Corps. The idea was accepted, and the Navajo code was formally developed and modeled on the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet.

During the battle of Iwo Jima, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the famous photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, having come ashore earlier that day, said of the flag raising, "...the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years." The acts of the Marines during the war added to their already significant popular reputation. By war's end, the Corps expanded from two brigades to six divisions, five air wings, and supporting troops, totaling about 485,000 Marines. In addition, 20 defense battalions and a parachute battalion were set raised.[31] Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed), and 82 were awarded the Medal of Honor.[32]

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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Thunder-blade on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:04 am

What an awesome helmet!!

Interesting torso too! Sharpie FTW! Razz
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by legorevolution on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:13 am

If that helmet was casted/made by you, I highly HIGHLY recommend you sell it. It will go for obscene amounts. Smile
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Alpha on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:14 am

Bloody hell...

That thing... looks...

AMAZING!

Your helmet is ingenius, sculpy, I presume? Or maybe just regular old fabric.

Anyhow, it looks quite cool, and like Legorev said, it'll sell well. Wink

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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Thunder-blade on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:15 am

Looks like sculpey to me..

Isn't it a tad too large though?
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Jedi Joe on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:03 am

Dang...

That torso is awesome, it gives a good camo effect! I like the helmet as well, you need to sell them if they are your own design! Smile
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by huntmaster on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:07 am

Not that bad lukas but make a decal.
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Brandon9 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:20 am

The fig looks great even though I'm am one who doesn't like shapying a fig. Smile On to the helmet, are you guy sure it's custom and not just from a 3-inch G.I. Joe? Smile
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Commander_Fox on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:36 am

legorevolution wrote:If that helmet was casted/made by you, I highly HIGHLY recommend you sell it. It will go for obscene amounts. Smile
You should. You must. You will. Razz I have one of those, it's an action figure helmet, but it looks great on Legos.
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Post by Jedi Joe on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:38 am

Brandon9 wrote:The fig looks great even though I'm am one who doesn't like shapying a fig. Smile

ABL has poisoned your mind I see... Laughing
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Thunder-blade on Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:58 am

Razz

Puristism runs in the family eh? Wink
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by DarthPineapple on Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:01 pm

Hola Wow! How did you make that helmet? Seriously, tell me!
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Thunder-blade on Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:20 pm

Gah, Lukas will just keep us in suspense.. Wink
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by ODST7 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:00 pm

Why ruin action figures, why? Mad
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Re. U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by CAPTAINREX on Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:54 pm

great mini-fig. People I have that helmet to its from the forces of valor bravo team action figures.
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by huntmaster on Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:23 pm

CAPTAINREX wrote:great mini-fig. People I have that helmet to its from the forces of valor bravo team action figures.


Welcome back Rex and really cool fig.
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Brandon9 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 am

Brandon9 wrote: are you guy sure it's custom and not just from a 3-inch G.I. Joe? Smile

Commander_Fox wrote: I have one of those, it's an action figure helmet, but it looks great on Legos.

Does anyone ever listen to us! Mad
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Commander Lukas on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:09 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:Hola Wow! How did you make that helmet? Seriously, tell me!

It's a WW2 sniper Figure's helm. It's a perfect fit! An the sniper, is bald. Razz

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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Bantha on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:26 pm

Wowzerz! That is cool! The helmet is very cool!
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Commander Lukas on Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:24 pm

Thank you. Any one have a idea for a good gun?
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Ham701 on Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:35 pm

Brickarms.com
If you go to guns theres a WWII rifle and many others
Cool Minifig!


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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by Gerrard on Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:26 am

Wow, this is awesome! Good job with the helmet and backpack.
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Re: U.S. Marine, 1945

Post by zzdud on Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:42 am

THAT IS AWESOME!
Admin - Do not post in all caps, and use five or more words in a post.
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