Museum of Military History

Discuss all non Star Trek related topics here.
Post Reply
User avatar
slawton
Can-Do Captain
Can-Do Captain
Posts: 586
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Location: Space Coast, FL

Museum of Military History

Post by slawton » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:20 pm

The wife, son & I went to Kissimmee this past weekend and visited the Museum of Military History (website here). It had artifacts and models ranging from the Civil War through recent American history. Even thought they aren't Star Trek models, I thought I'd snap a few pictures of some of the models (I like naval ships and my son is into tanks, so those are primarily what I shot).

Here's the Japanese Yamato (heaviest battleship ever built):
Japanese.jpg
A submarine:
sub.jpg
sub.jpg (57.3 KiB) Viewed 259 times
A diorama:
dio.jpg
dio.jpg (103.3 KiB) Viewed 259 times
The Missouri battleship:
big_mo.jpg
Some more naval ships:
navy.jpg
American carriers:
Carriers.jpg
Carriers.jpg (108.68 KiB) Viewed 259 times
A WWII destroyer:
dd.jpg
dd.jpg (75.45 KiB) Viewed 259 times
A German WWII jet:
jet.jpg
A German WWII super-tank:
supertank.jpg
WWII German & American mechanical:
tanks.jpg
WWII American army on the march:
army.jpg
A very large model of a German WWII tank:
large_tank.jpg
I'm a modeler, not a doctor...

Introduction
Galleries: Member, Comparison, Fleet, Action, Manufacturer

kobayashimaru
Crafty Commodore
Crafty Commodore
Posts: 1007
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:21 pm

Re: Museum of Military History

Post by kobayashimaru » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:57 am

thanks for the digi field trip, SLawton. :D
it looks like a quality museum, I shall have to sojourn there eventually.
(been meaning to visit Epcot up close and see the Imagineers Workshop hehe)

User avatar
slawton
Can-Do Captain
Can-Do Captain
Posts: 586
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Location: Space Coast, FL

Re: Museum of Military History

Post by slawton » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:00 pm

Well the Orlando/Kissimmee area has plenty of things to see/do, such as Disney Parks, Universal Studios, Sea World, sports arenas, Downtown Disney (which has a Lego store my wife/son like to visit), dinner theaters, etc. It can be very tourist-y. We also went to Old Town (shops, rides, etc.) and Medieval Times (a dinner show with jousting, sword fights, etc.). The museum probably doesn't justify a trip by itself, but if you are nearby its an inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours. Seeing actual military artifacts give you a better understanding/appreciation of what our veterans used/had to face. Also, while not sci-fi, one can enjoy the model work and dream of one day doing a museum-sized project!
I'm a modeler, not a doctor...

Introduction
Galleries: Member, Comparison, Fleet, Action, Manufacturer

Post Reply

Return to “Off Topic”