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Tank Museum volunteering

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  • Tank Museum volunteering

    As stated on the front page(s), we are helping the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset to get together the set of models they need for their new virtual museum. This thread is for people to volunteer their services, models and help.

    We will be channeling all this energy for the museum, collecting suitable models and passing them on. Anyone willing to donate their models WILL need to sign a contributor agreement/release to cover the legal bits and pieces. That shouldn't be anything too complex - we'll get that together in the not-too-distant future. The models will ONLY be used by the Tank Museum for their virtual museum.

    Any other general questions, please fire them up in this thread.

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    That's a fantastic museum, I didn't know they were putting together a virtual museum.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by mamoo View Post
      That's a fantastic museum, I didn't know they were putting together a virtual museum.
      For a number of reasons - one is to display on the web, another is to have available for disabled visitors at the museum itself - and also to show people interiors they wouldn't normally see.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
        For a number of reasons - one is to display on the web, another is to have available for disabled visitors at the museum itself - and also to show people interiors they wouldn't normally see.
        This is the museum near Monkey World right? Or are there two tank museums in Dorset?


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        • #5
          Originally posted by mamoo View Post
          This is the museum near Monkey World right? Or are there two tank museums in Dorset?
          Actually, I believe they are planning to combine the two museums into one, to save money. Future visitors will be treated to the sight of a Tiger being driven by a troop of macaques.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mamoo View Post
            This is the museum near Monkey World right? Or are there two tank museums in Dorset?
            Correct... Bovington Camp.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Nestor Makhno View Post
              Actually, I believe they are planning to combine the two museums into one, to save money. Future visitors will be treated to the sight of a Tiger being driven by a troop of macaques.
              like RO-orel redux all over again.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                For a number of reasons - one is to display on the web, another is to have available for disabled visitors at the museum itself - and also to show people interiors they wouldn't normally see.
                That really is a nice initiative. Also cool TWI contributes.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dogbadger View Post
                  like RO-orel redux all over again.
                  Best laugh all day.

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                  • #10
                    So where do we sign up for this project?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hunter88 View Post
                      So where do we sign up for this project?
                      Here is a good start

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                      • #12
                        Speaking of 'starts,' when do we get to?
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                        • #13
                          Hi all,

                          I have done some game models of tanks as my personal stuff, so since u r doing this cooperation thing I would be happy to help out.

                          So how does it work, should I PM to admin or post stuff here?

                          I've got 2 models to donate:

                          Char B1bis (the one form the "wanted" list)

                          http://www.matroskinworks.com/3d_CharBis.html

                          and King Tiger (not in the list but maybe it can be usefull anyeawys:P)

                          http://www.matroskinworks.com/3d_kingtiger.html

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                          • #14
                            Btw, if you would cooperate with military-meshes.com it could help a lot since that forum is full of military models of all kinds, and artists might be happy to help the museum
                            Last edited by Matroskin; 05-07-2010, 06:31 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Matroskin View Post
                              Btw, if you would cooperate with military-meshes.com it could help a lot since that forum is full of military models of all kinds, and artists might be happy to help the museum
                              THanks - worth a try!

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